Undergraduate Commencement

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The university will hold its mid-year undergraduate commencement in the John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts.

Friday, December 18, 2015, 2 p.m.
John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts
501 Crescent Street • New Haven, CT 06515

The university will hold its mid-year undergraduate commencement in the John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts, beginning with an academic procession originating from Engleman Hall at 2 p.m. Located on campus, the center can seat up to 1,000 guests. The center is wheelchair-accessible and will provide services for guests with disabilities.

All guests are required to have a ticket. Tickets will be distributed at the Adanti Student Center. Each candidate will receive up to two guest tickets with their Reader Card, if you do not need both tickets, please leave them so that others may use them. Upon pickup of the initial tickets you may make a request for additional tickets. If additional tickets are available, an email will be sent to those requesting them during the initial pickup.

All guest seating is unreserved general admission.

The ceremony will be broadcast online through YouTube, return to this page the day of the ceremony to view the broadcast.

For full details on the commencement please download and print out the Commencement Guide.

Guest tickets distribution and candidate reader card

Students eligible to participate in commencement must have applied for a Fall 2015 degree with the Registrar’s Office and their earned credits plus their Fall 2015 registered credits are greater than or equal to 120.

Distribution Schedule

Eligible students participating in Commencement must pick up their reader card and guest tickets by December 9th.

If additional tickets are available, students who requested additional tickets will be notified by email regarding the distribution date.

Students who choose to participate in the December commencement ceremony and are receiving magna, summa or cum laude honors may pick up their honors cord with their reader cards and guest tickets.

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, November 30.

Faculty needing regalia must make their rental request to the bookstore no later than November 27.