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Information for Students

Central Connecticut State University will host a Winter Commencement on Saturday, December 16, at 1 p.m. in Welte Auditorium. The snow/inclement weather date will be Sunday, December 17. We look forward to celebrating with you! 

Due to limited seating capacity, only the first 350 graduates who RSVP will be admitted and granted three guest tickets. If you require more than three guest tickets, consider attending the Spring ceremony which allows graduates to invite up to six guests. 

When the December ceremony reaches capacity or if you would prefer to participate in the Spring ceremony, all eligible graduates will be automatically invited to participate in the May 2024 ceremony.

Information about the Spring ceremony will be sent to students via Central email in March 2024.
RSVP and guest tickets for the ceremony

  • Due to limited space in Welte Auditorium, eligible graduates must RSVP!  
  • Guest tickets are electronic and can be emailed or printed.

Parking is available in the Student Center Garage, surface lot off of Ella Grasso Blvd., or in the nearby Welte garage. The GPS address for Welte Hall is 105 Ella Grasso Blvd.

After the Ceremony

Alumni & Bellin room of the Student Center has been reserved for the Winter Commencement reception. All are welcome to attend this party which will take place after the graduation ceremony.

Regalia ordering

The deadline to order regalia has passed and the ordering site is closed.

If you missed the deadline limited regalia will be available for purchase on Wednesday December 13th from 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. in the Student Center, Clocktower room.

Cash only

  • $80 for Bachelor 
  • $95 for Masters

Doctoral Candidates, please contact the Alumni Office.

Cords and Stoles

University Honor Cords (Summa, Magna, and Cum Laude) for eligible undergraduate candidates can be picked up at the Registrar’s Office, in Willard-DiLoreto Hall 202 . The only cords or stoles permitted to be worn at the ceremony are those for university-sanctioned honor societies and university honors.

Please continue to watch your Central email for RSVP and ticket information updates.

Commencement book and diploma name proof

Students should refer to the Marching Order confirmation emails to ensure their name is correct—that is how your name will appear on your diploma and in the commencement book. 
Please report any errors to the Office of the Registrar at immediately.   

For more information , please send an email to

Keynote speaker

Dr. Richard Fichman


Dr. Richard Fichman '74

Dr. Fichman is pioneer in the field of ophthalmology, director at the Fichman Eye Center and one of the country’s leading refractive surgeons.

Kizer & Toro at commencement
stage at commencement
Stage and graduates at commencement