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Undergraduate Commencement

Students at commencement

Friday, May 18, 2018
Webster Bank Arena
600 Main Street, Bridgeport

The university will hold its undergraduate commencement at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport. Doors open at 8:45 a.m. Academic procession begins at 10:15 a.m.

For all of the details regarding commencement participation, please print out and review one of the guides.


Senior Survey

Each graduating student must complete a short survey before they can pickup their reader card and guest tickets. Take survey.

Guest Tickets Distribution and Candidate Reader Card

  • Students eligible to participate in commencement include students who have completed their degree requirements in fall 2017 and winter 2018 and students who applied for a spring 2018 and summer 2018 degree with the Registrar’s Office and have more than 100 credits earned (including in-progress credits).
  • Tickets will be distributed to students in person with their SCSU I.D. in the Adanti Student Center. Each candidate will receive up to four guest tickets. If you do not need all four tickets, please leave them so that others may use them.
  • All guests are required to have a ticket.
  • All guest seating is unreserved.
  • All candidates must have a commencement reader card for admittance to the garage assembly area. This card will include the name of your school.

Ticket and Reader Card Distribution Schedule

  • Thursday, May 3, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Senior Send Off) –  Adanti Student Center Ballroom Pre-Function area
  • Thursday, May 3, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Adanti Student Center Information Desk
  • Friday, May 4, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Adanti Student Center Information Desk
  • Saturday, May 5, 8 a.m. to noon – Adanti Student Center Information Desk

Eligible students participating in commencement must pick up their reader card and guest tickets by May 5 .

Tickets not picked up by Saturday, May 5 will be distributed to others seeking additional tickets for the ceremony.

Additional tickets can be requested as part of the pick up process. If additional tickets are available, students who requested tickets will be notified by email regarding the distribution date.

Caps and Gowns

Candidates for the bachelor’s degree must purchase a cap and gown at the university bookstore in order to participate in the ceremony. 

Caps and gowns will be available beginning Monday, April 2nd.

Live Stream

Commencement will be streamed on Facebook and YouTube.