Commencement

Upcoming Ceremonies

Spring 2020 and Winter 2021 In-Person Ceremony at Homecoming

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, virtual celebrations were held for participants in the Spring 2020 and Winter 2021 commencements. It is our belief that we will be able to hold an in-person Commencement Ceremony during Homecoming Weekend, October 9 and 10, for May and December graduates. More details will be forthcoming.

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    Dear Recent Graduate,

    It appears that with widespread availability of several highly effective COVID-19 vaccines, we can now anticipate the possible resolution of the COVID health emergency. To that end, we have spent considerable time recently planning for the Fall 2021 semester.

    One of our priorities has been to identify a time when we can bring you back to campus for an in-person Commencement ceremony to celebrate your many achievements as a University of New Haven student. Though many of you participated in the virtual ceremonies that we held when the pandemic would not allow for in-person gatherings, we understand the high value you place on participating in an appropriate, in-person recognition of your accomplishments. We share that view.

    We have reached out to many individuals in our community and have heard an overwhelming preference for a Fall 2021 ceremony from class officers, alumni groups, our commencement committee and our COVID Task Force. At this time, it is our hope and expectation that by the start of Fall 2021 the impact of the pandemic will be significantly reduced. It is our belief that we will be able to hold an in-person Commencement Ceremony during Homecoming Weekend, October 9 and 10, for May and December graduates. More details will be forthcoming.

    While we cannot make absolute promises at this time, we are looking forward to being able to return to many of our pre-pandemic norms in terms of class formats, student life, and other staples of the University of New Haven experience, including a Commencement ceremony for you.

    We will continue to follow the guidance from the CDC and state and local health authorities, and will plan to communicate with you as we further develop our plans for fall and for your in-person Commencement ceremony. Thanks as always for your patience during these challenging times.

    Regards,
    The Commencement Committee

Winter 2022

Winter 2022 Commencement is scheduled for Sunday, December 12, 2021 at the Toyota Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, CT. More information will be added to this page in Fall 2021.

The graduation application deadline for Winter 2022 graduates is Sunday, August 15, 2021.

Spring 2022

Spring 2022 Commencement is scheduled for Sunday, May 15, 2022 at HarfordHealthcare Amphitheater in Bridgeport, CT. More information will be added to this page in Spring 2022.

The graduation application deadline for Spring 2022 graduates is Monday, November 15, 2021.

Recent Commencement Ceremonies

 

Spring 2021 Commencement

Spring 2021 Commencement was held in-person on Monday, May 17, 2021, at Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater in Bridgeport, CT.

Spring 2021 Page

 

Winter 2021 Virtual Commencement

A virtual commencement ceremony for winter 2021 graduates premiered on January 23, 2021, and is available for replay on-demand.

Winter 2021 Page