Next Commencement Ceremonies

Sunday, May 12, 2024
XL Center, downtown Hartford

for those awarded degrees in Sept. 2023, Jan. 2024, and May 2024

  • Graduate Ceremony (master's and doctoral recipients), 9 a.m.
  • Undergraduate Ceremony (associate and bachelor's recipients), 2 p.m.

Livestream available beginning Sunday morning at 8:45 a.m.

Commencement 2024

Cap and gown pickup for those who selected "campus pickup" when ordering took place at the Campus Store (bookstore) on Tuesday, April 30, and Wednesday, May 1. If you had chosen to pick up on campus and did not get your regalia during those two days, please visit the Campus Store during regular business hours between now and May 9.

Graduating students and faculty participating in the ceremonies who reserved their space on the campus shuttle should refer to the following timeline:

Graduate Ceremony: Shuttle will leave Millard Circle (in front of Hartt) at 7:30 a.m.
Undergraduate Ceremony: Shuttle will leave Millard Circle (in front of Hartt)  at 12:30 p.m.
The shuttle will return to campus directly after each Commencement ceremony.

Shuttles are only available for graduating students and participating faculty; guests will need to provide their own transportation. Parking information for the XL Center can be found on our Commencement FAQ page.


2024 Commencement Speakers

Jay Malave M’98 and Sonya Halpern M’90
Jay Malave M’98 and Sonya Halpern M’90

Commencement addresses by two distinguished alumni will be among the highlights of the University of Hartford’s 2024 Commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 12, at downtown Hartford’s XL Center.

Jay Malave M’98, chief financial officer of Lockheed Martin, one of the nation’s leading global security and aerospace companies, will address graduates at the morning ceremony for doctoral and master’s degree recipients. Later that day, UHart’s undergraduate Class of 2024 will hear from Georgia State Senator Sonya Halpern M’90, a persevering advocate for equity and opportunity.

Information for Graduates

Commencement 2024

Our annual May Commencement exercises are scheduled for Sunday, May 12, at the XL Center in downtown Hartford. It will celebrate the academic achievements of all who were awarded degrees during the 2023–24 academic year (Sept. 2023, Jan. 2024, May 2024). The Graduate Ceremony (doctoral and master's degrees) will be held at 9 a.m. with the Undergraduate Ceremony (bachelor's and associate degrees) taking place at 2 p.m.

Preparing for Graduation

Before you can walk across the stage, you need to make sure you've completed all the necessary steps for graduation.

See Next Steps

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