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Graduate Commencement

Thursday, May 15, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Herbert D. Welte Hall - CCSU Campus 

Dear Member of the Class of 2014,

Congratulations on your accomplishments and the completion of your degree!  You are eligible to participate in the 2014 Commencement Exercises at Central Connecticut State University.   Welcome to the family of over 16,000 CCSU Graduate Student alumni.

Commencement Exercises will be held on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at CCSU in Herbert D. Welte Hall. This guide contains information regarding participation in the ceremony, including ordering academic regalia which is required for participation in the ceremony.  Information on the ceremony, including ordering your regalia, can be found by clicking here.

Please pay immediate attention to the Cap & Gown Order form, and the ordering deadline of Thursday, April 10 to ensure that you will have the appropriate cap & gown for the ceremony, and to avoid late charges.

Questions pertaining to graduation eligibility requirements, degree evaluations, and all other academic matters should be directed to the Graduate Studies Office.  The office is located in Henry Barnard, room 102; telephone: (860) 832-2363 or email: GradStudies@ccsu.edu.

Graduates should assemble in the Student Center Lobby at 6:15 p.m. Please be sure to bring your card that will be provided during cap and gown distribution. 

I look forward to seeing you at the commencement exercises.


Glynis Fitzgerald
Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs
Dean, Graduate School


Academic Cap & Gown/Registration

Students must be attired in an appropriate cap & gown to participate in the commencement exercises.

Questions regarding your graduation status should be directed to the School of Graduate Studies at 860-832-2363.

If you own regalia please click here to let us know you will participate. There is no action required if you are not participating in the ceremony.

Master’s Candidates
Master’s Gown,, Hood,  Cap & '14 Tassel - $67.00

Cap & Gown orders must be received, at CENtix, by Thursday, April 10, 2014 to avoid the late fee.

Orders received after the April 10th deadline will be charged a $25.00 late fee.  No orders will be accepted after Monday, April 30th

In-person Payment:

Cash, credit card (VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER), BlueChip, check or money order, payable to the CCSU Student Center, must be included with your order. An administrative fee of $20.00 will be collected for returned checks.

Hours of operation are as follows:

Spring Semester                                                      Academic Breaks

Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 10:45 p.m.               Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 10:45 p.m.                             Closed weekends

Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 10:45 p.m. 

Green Weaver Regalia - CCSU is proud to be using a new line of eco-friendly gowns made from 100 percent, post-consumer recycled plastic bottles.   This year, we will order approximately 1,250 gowns which mean we are responsible for keeping approximately 28,750 plastic bottles out of landfills.

Cap & Gown Distribution 

Portrait Sittings Prior to Commencement 

Grad Images, the official commencement photographer, will be available for free sittings at the cap & gown distribution during the times and dates listed below. No appointment is necessary.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 15, 2014
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Friday, May 16, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


Graduation Announcements 

Personalized announcements may be ordered from CB Announcements by clicking here or by calling (800) 433-0296.


Count Me In 

Leave one last mark on the campus before you graduate by supporting the 2014 graduate giving program Count Me In. The program asks members of the Class of 2014 to donate at least $20.14 to any fund or department you wish. All donors at the $20.14 level and above receive a Class of 2014 lapel pin which is only available through the 2014 Count Me In program.  Click here to make your gift.

For further information, email Joe Gordon.


Alumni Association Services 

Life Insurance: (800) 922-1245
Short-term Health Insurance: (800) 922-1245
Home and Auto Insurance: (800) 837-5254
Homecoming and Reunions: (860) 832-1740
Central focus Alumni Magazine: (860) 832-1740
Transcript Request: (860) 832-2236
Career Placement: (860) 832-1630
Library: (860) 832-2055
Microcomputer Lab (Student Technology Center): (860) 832-1722


Important Dates to Remember

Monday, April 10, 2014
Cap & Gown Ordering Deadline

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Cap & Gown Distribution, Portrait Sittings

Student Center, Alumni Hall
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Cap & Gown Distribution, Portrait Sittings

Student Center, Alumni Hall
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Student Center, Alumni Hall

Thursday, May 15, 2014
Cap & Gown Distribution, Portrait Sittings

Student Center, Alumni Hall
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m. Welte Auditorium


Photographs at Commencement 

Photographs will be taken as the graduates receive their diploma covers at the ceremony. Guests will not be permitted in the aisles for taking photographs..

Graduates will receive a color proof, at no charge, and will have an opportunity to purchase several optional packages of prints at competitive prices. You can pre-register your e-mail address, and Grad Images will notify you when your photos are available for online viewing and ordering. To pre-register please click here. Click on the Pre-Event Registration tab to enter up to 6 e-mail addresses for family and friends. Grad Images will contact you just as soon as the photos are available.



At this point, Graduates can plan on receiving 5 tickets to the ceremony. Additional tickets will be allocated based on the number of participants at a later date.

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