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Undergraduate Commencement May 2017

Students graduating at the Webster Bank Arena

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

Friday, May 19, 2017
Webster Bank Arena - 600 Main Street, Bridgeport


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

Senior Survey

Each graduating student must complete this 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 those who have applied for graduation with the Registrar’s Office for spring 2017 or summer 2017. These students must have more than 100 credits earned (not including in-progress credits).

Tickets and reader cards will be distributed to students in person with their SCSU ID 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.


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

Tickets not picked up by Saturday, May 6 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.


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 3. Bookstore hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


A professional photographer will take photographs of you receiving your diploma jacket on stage.  The photographer will contact students before the ceremony about these photographs.  Visit Commencement Photos, Inc for more information.


Located about 30 minutes from campus, the arena is easily accessible from I-95 and the Merritt Parkway. Due to the likelihood of rush-hour traffic on I-95, please allow yourself extra time to arrive at the arena, consider carpooling and use the Merritt Parkway, if possible. (See site map for directions.)

The indoor arena is fully air-conditioned and can seat up to 7,000 guests. It is wheelchair-accessible and will provide services for guests with disabilities. These services, available on a first-come, first-served basis, include handicapped parking, wheelchair locations with companion seating, sign language interpreting, and programs in large-print and alternative formats. First-aid medical assistance is staffed by EMT professionals. The first-aid station is located on the first floor of the arena below sections 107 and 108.

Live Stream

The ceremony will be live-streamed on Facebook.