What you need to know
To participate in CCSU’s Commencement Exercises, students must be attired in an appropriate cap and gown. The only cords or stoles permitted to be worn at the ceremony are University-sanctioned Honor Societies that are earned at the graduate level. All others are not permissible.
Master’s candidates - gown, hood, cap & '19 tassel - $70.00 plus a $25 late order fee
Doctoral candidates will be contacted individually concerning regalia options.
I Have my own Regalia
If you do not need to order regalia, we still need to know that you will be participating in the ceremony.
Either way, you are responsible for bringing your regalia to the XL Center. The deadline to register if you have your own regalia is Monday, May 6, 2019 at midnight,
Regalia sales close on Sunday, April 21st.
Also at the pickup, Grad Images will be in Alumni Hall offering you, for free, the opportunity to take a formal portrait. You may choose a solo portrait, or you can invite family and/or friends to pose with you. Grad Images is CCSU’s official commencement photographer and will also be taking photos at the ceremony.
Cap & Gown Pickup
Regalia pickup will take place in Alumni Hall which is located inside the Student Center. To avoid long lines, we encourage you to show up on the day scheduled for your school (though we realize this isn’t always possible).
In addition to your regalia, you will receive specific line-up instructions for the ceremony processional and a name card. If your name is challenging to pronounce, you may phonetically spell your name on the card to assist the commencement ceremony reader. Please remember to bring your name card with you to the ceremony.
CLASS (College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences)
School of Business
SEST (School of Engineering, Science, and Technology)
SEPS (School of Education and Professional Studies)
Undergraduate Degree Requirements and Academic Honors
Email the Registrar Staff or call (860) 832-2236
Graduate Degree Requirements
Graduate Studies: (860) 832-2363
Academic Cap & Gown
Development & Alumni Affairs
Official Commencement Photographer:
Grad Images: (800) 424-3686
For other questions or concerns regarding Commencement, send an email to Commencement@ccsu.edu.