Commencement Weekend 2018 on May 19–20
Graduate Ceremony on Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m.
held on campus green
Undergraduate Commencement on Sunday, May 20, 10 a.m.
main ceremony on campus green followed by diploma presentations at separate sites across campus
DEGREE APPLICATION DEADLINE WAS FRIDAY, FEB. 9, BUT LATE APPLICATIONS ARE CURRENTLY BEING ACCEPTED. SEE YOUR SCHOOL EVALUATOR IMMEDIATELY.
Note: The official Commencement program will reflect the record of graduates through April 13, 2018. The names of any students who apply to graduate after April 13 will not be included.
Commencement Speaker—Undergraduate Commencement, May 20
Award-winning columnist and author Leonard Pitts Jr. will deliver the Commencement address to the University of Hartford’s undergraduate Class of 2018 on May 20. Pitts, who will receive an honorary doctor of letters during the ceremony, writes a popular nationally syndicated column for the Miami Herald. He won the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 2004 and the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Newspaper Columnist in 2003 and 2009. He is the author of three novels and several works of nonfiction. more
Commencement Speaker—Graduate Commencement Ceremony, May 19
Robert H. (Bob) Forrester ’66, Hon.’17, president and CEO of Newman’s Own Foundation and executive chairman of Newman’s Own, Inc., will deliver the address at the May 19 graduate Commencement ceremony. He was a close, personal friend and philanthropic advisor to actor Paul Newman, who founded the company and foundation. more