Recognizing your achievements, Southern will hold a virtual Commencement ceremony for both Graduate and Undergraduate students on Saturday, August 15, at 10:00 a.m.

Commencement 2020


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You, your family and friends may watch the event on Southern’s official Facebook page and YouTube channel.

The stream will begin at 9:30am with a 30-minute countdown slideshow. Feel free to join then.

Highlights of the 2.5-hour event will include: the Blue Steel Drumline, musical performances, senior class videos, individual graduate recognition, speakers including President Joe Bertolino, Governor Ned Lamont and Yale New Haven Health CEO Marna Borgstrom and a post-commencement slideshow of graduates’ photos and comments.

The ceremony will remain available for public viewing on Facebook and YouTube and will be downloadable about a week after the event.

Please note that, during the week of August 24, all graduates will be mailed a printed commencement program, along with diploma jackets and a small class gift from Southern (diplomas were mailed separately earlier).

Congratulations, and we hope you enjoy the ceremony!


August 15, 2020, 10:00 a.m.

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Visit Class of 2020 Senior Celebration to see highlights of the class.