Commencement 2019: Sunday, May 19

Western Connecticut State University will hold combined Commencement exercises for graduate and undergraduate students on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard, 600 Main St., Bridgeport. The ceremony will begin promptly at 10:30 a.m. and will conclude at approximately 12:30 p.m. We invite all alumni to join us in celebrating this year’s new alumni.

Legacy alumni are invited to participate in the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony by leading the procession of gradates and welcoming the class of 2019 into the Alumni Association. Festivities include:

  • 9 a.m.  –  Academic Dress,  Webster Bank Arena (academic regalia will be provided for you if you do not have your own)
  • 10 a.m.   –  Academic Procession, Webster Bank Arena

The ceremony will immediately follow. Special seating will be provided for all alumni participating in the procession. During the past several years, alumni from those celebrating their 50th class reunion to our more recent graduates have participated in Commencement by leading the procession. This tradition is a wonderful way to honor all of our graduates, along with your student, and welcome them into the WCSU Alumni Association. I hope you will join us as we celebrate the Class of 2018.

Please RSVP by calling the Office of Alumni Relations at (203) 837-8298 or email

Click here to learn more about Commencement 2019.