Graduate Commencement 2016
Master's & Doctoral Degree Candidates
Degrees Conferred: January 2016, May 2016 or August 2016
Celebrate your Commencement with family and friends at 10:30 a.m., on Sunday, May 22, 2016, at the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard, 600 Main St., Bridgeport.
Students wishing to graduate must apply for graduation. Applications
for a degree must be filed in the Graduate Studies Office.
You may download a copy here
We are also requesting that graduate students planning to attend the graduate ceremony complete the Commencement RSVP form.
Academic Regalia Information
All participants in the academic procession are required to wear academic regalia. Graduate academic regalia orders are due by Monday, March 28, 2016. A $20.00 late fee will be applied to any orders received after Monday, April 4th.
Academic Regalia Order Forms:
(credit/debit cards only) (online ordering will Commence in mid-February)
Faculty who need to borrow regalia should contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (203) 837-8298 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stole of Gratitude
The WCSU Stole of Gratitude offers an opportunity to say, "Thanks for helping me succeed." The Stole of Gratitude is worn by the graduate during the commencement ceremony. The new graduate presents the stole to its designated recipient immediately following the ceremony or on another suitable occasion.
Grad Salute/Academic Regalia Pick-Up
Graduates can pick up their academic regalia at the Grad Salute on:
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
3 to 7 p.m.
Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center
WCSU Westside campus
All graduating students are invited to this event where they will have an opportunity to finalize their Commencement needs in one stop and pick up their pre-ordered academic regalia. Representatives will be on hand to assist students in making final graduation preparations. Complimentary food and fun activities will be available. Plus, enter to win a free custom WCSU diploma frame and other raffle prizes.
On behalf of the 30,000 members of the WCSU Alumni Association, we welcome you to our alumni family.