Undergraduate Ceremony


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Friday, May 16, 2014 - Webster Bank Arena
The university will hold its undergraduate commencement at the Webster Bank Arena, 600 Main Street, in Bridgeport, beginning with an academic procession at 10:15 a.m. Located about 25 minutes from campus, the fully air-conditioned indoor arena can seat up to 7,000 guests and is accessible from I-95 and the Merritt Parkway.

Eligibility Requirements

Students eligible to participate in commencement include those who have applied for graduation with the Registrar’s Office for Spring 2014 or Summer 2014. These students must have more than 100 credits earned (not including in-progress credits).  Eligible students participating in commencement must pick up their reader card and guest tickets by May 3. (See Distribution Schedule below)

Guest Ticket and Student Reader Cards

Tickets will be distributed to students in person with their
SCSU I.D. in the Adanti Student Center. (see schedule below).
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.

Distribution Schedule

Thursday, May 1
10 a.m. to 12 p.m - Adanti Student Center Ballroom Pre-Function area
12 p.m. to 6 p.m. - Adanti Student Center Information Desk

Friday, May 2
8 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Adanti Student Center Information Desk

Saturday, May 3
8 a.m. to noon. - Adanti Student Center Information Desk

Tickets not picked up by Saturday, May 3, 2013 will be distributed to others seeking additional tickets for the ceremonyIf additional tickets are available, they will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.  Students who request additional tickets will be notified by email regarding the distribution date.

Undergraduate 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 7, and cost $43.00.

Bookstore hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Students may also contact the bookstore for commencement announcements and class rings from Balfour.com

Senor Class Trip

Information on the Senior Class trip can be obtained from the Office of Student Life, Room 212 - Adanti Student Center. (Flyer)

Commencement Photographs

For information on the purchase of graduating student photographs please contact Commencementphotos.com