Commencement 2022

Saturday, May 14

Commencement FAQs

Where should graduates and guests park?

Parking will be available in the Kaiser Lot, Copernicus Garage, Student Center Lot and Student Center Garage.

What time will the gates open for guests?

The gates will open at 7:30 am for the morning ceremony and 1:00 pm for the afternoon ceremony.

Is the stadium handicap accessible?

The stadium is fully handicap assessable, including wheelchair locations. Entrance to the stadium is at the parking lot level with handicap and wheelchair seating at the same level. Additional handicap parking spaces will be designated.

Which ceremony do I attend?

Undergraduates and graduates of the Ammon College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and the School of Business will participate in the 9:00 a.m. ceremony.

Undergraduate and graduate students from the School of Engineering, Science & Technology and School of Education & Professional Studies will participate in the 2:30 p.m. ceremony

How many guests can I bring?

Six guests per graduate.

Who is eligible to participate?

Please view commencement eligibility requirements in detail here. Notifications to students will be sent to their CCSU email account from the Registrar (for undergraduates) and from the School of Graduate Studies (for master's and doctoral students) on a rolling basis.

Are young children counted as a guest and/or permitted to sit on laps or stay in strollers?

Toddlers can sit on laps. No strollers are permitted in the stadium

Can family members/friends join graduates on the field/stage?

Only graduates will be permitted to sit on the field and walk across the stage. This will be a restricted area for only graduates and CCSU faculty/staff.

Will the ceremony be available to watch online?

The ceremonies will be streamed live on the CCSU website. It will be simultaneous with the commencement ceremony with a 20 second delay. The webcast will be on the main website and no password or special player will be needed. Any computer should be able to play the webcast and it will be recorded.

How long will the ceremony last?

Approximately 2 to 2.5 hours

What is the difference between a GradPass and my ticket?

The GradPass serves two functions; it is the graduating student’s entry to graduation, and it will also be scanned right before the graduate walks the stage. Therefore, graduates must bring their GradPass, and securely hold onto it for the duration of the ceremony.