Coronavirus Update

In-person classes will not resume for the spring semester. Classes resumed through remote instruction on March 30 and will continue until the end of the semester. Find full details of changes to the University’s schedule and operations, and additional information regarding our response to COVID-19 at

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Commencement 2020 will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at noon, at downtown Hartford's XL Center.

This one ceremony will bring together those who would have been recognized in May 2020 with our graduates eligible for our December 2020 Commencement.

For graduates, family, and friends unable to attend in person, we still want you to be a part of the celebration. We will be streaming the ceremony live that day and then offering it for on-demand viewing at your convenience in subsequent months. Most importantly, we will be reading the names of all eligible graduates, not just those who are in attendance that day.

Cap and Gown 
Students who placed their cap and gown orders for campus pickup in May can now have their regalia shipped to their home at no charge by following instructions here. Please be sure to keep it in a safe place until the rescheduled Dec. 15 ceremony.

For those who did not order their cap and gown, the online ordering site will reopen on Monday, April 13.

Diplomas and Transcripts
Diplomas and complimentary unofficial transcripts will be mailed over the summer to graduates. Diplomas should be mailed to graduates by August 28—however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, delays may occur. Graduates will be emailed if there is a change.

Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
Sunday, Dec. 6, at 10:30 a.m. in Lincoln Theater