We’re pleased to announce that, to recognize your achievements, Southern will be holding a virtual Commencement ceremony for both Undergraduate and Graduate students on Saturday, August 15 at 10 a.m.

Commencement 2020


While we’re disappointed that we won’t be able to offer our traditional on-ground ceremonies this year, Connecticut’s social distancing requirements for the fall precluded us from scheduling any large gatherings in the coming months.

So we’re already hard at work preparing a celebration for you that will be enjoyable as well as meaningful – but to do that, we need your help! 

We want to recognize each student individually, so we’d like you to send us a photo of you in cap and gown by July 27. You can submit your photo, along with a quote (eg - thanking your parents/saying how proud you are/what this moment means to, etc.). There you can also confirm your participation so that your name will appear in the event program.

If you haven’t ordered a cap and gown yet, you can still do so online.

Each graduating senior will also receive a diploma jacket (diplomas will be delivered separately at an earlier date), a copy of the printed Commencement program featuring your name, and a special class gift. (Please note that if you are an honors student, cords will be mailed to you in mid-July, along with a copy of the Honors Convocation program).

More information will be available soon about where to watch the livestreamed event and other details. Congratulations and we look forward to celebrating you on Commencement Day!

Confirm Your Participation

To participate in Virtual Commencement, you must opt in. By opting-in, your name will appear in the Virtual Commencement program provided that you have met your eligibility requirements.

Log in with your MySCSU username and password to

  • Confirm your participation
  • Send us your photo
  • Send us your quote

Log in to Confirm

Please confirm by July 27, 2020.