Fall 2022 Ceremonies
The 2022 Fall Commencement ceremonies will be held on Sunday, Dec. 4, in Lincoln Theater.
Live webcast (begins at 10:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. on Sunday)
Graduating students should report to Konover Campus Center for robing and lineup by 9:30 a.m.
Graduating students should report to Konover Campus Center for robing and lineup by 1:30 p.m.
The ceremonies are ticketed. Graduating students who submitted their RSVP by the deadline date received five tickets to give to their family and friends. No extra tickets are available. Guests must print out tickets and present them at Lincoln Theater on Dec. 4.
The University of Hartford will offer a live webcast of each ceremony for those unable to attend in person.
CAP AND GOWN
If you are eligible and planning to attend Fall Commencement on Dec. 4, our online cap and gown ordering site is remains active for home shipping (delivery fees apply) through Oct. 28. Otherwise, please visit the Campus Store (bookstore) beginning on Nov. 29 and you will be able to pick up your regalia at that time.
Cap and gown pickup of prior online orders submitted will also begin on Nov. 29 at the Campus Store.
Legacy Medals for Students with Alumni Relatives
Legacy students are those who have grandparents, parents, siblings, cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, or uncles who have attended the University of Hartford. We believe these relationships deserve special attention and have created a University of Hartford Legacy Medal to be worn with your Commencement regalia. The Office of Alumni Relations will contact legacy students directly with further details.
Parking and Shuttle Transportation
Parking with continuous shuttle service to and from Lincoln Theater will be available in Lot B. Please watch for signage as you enter campus that will direct you into available parking areas. Parking for graduates and guests with disabilities or mobility limitations will be available in Lot F, adjacent to Lincoln Theater.
Commencement will not be held under severe weather conditions. In the event of a significant winter storm, the University of Hartford website will display an advisory beginning Saturday at 6 p.m. with updates Sunday morning. Those without online access can call 860.768.4100. If the event is canceled, it will not be rescheduled.
Fall Commencement participants include September 2022 graduates and January 2023 applicants for graduation. Diplomas are mailed to the candidates following their actual graduation dates.
Friends and family should remain in their seats throughout the ceremony. Graduates are photographed by a professional studio, Grad Images®. Proofs will be available to review the week following the ceremony. There is no obligation to purchase.
UHart has partnered with the Commencement Group to make flowers available for purchase to celebrate this special day. Flowers can be purchased or picked up outside of the entrance to Lincoln Theater on Commencement Sunday. Orders can be made and paid for in advance.
Ceremony Purpose and History
Students finish their degree requirements at different times during the year, and some who complete their studies in September or January, especially international students, find it very difficult to return to the area months later for Commencement in May. Seeking to provide these students with a formal ceremony that celebrates their hard work and academic accomplishments, a Fall Commencement ceremony was introduced in 1996. In 2016, based on the growing number of students wishing to participate, Fall Commencement was split into two separate ceremonies, one for graduate students in the morning and a second for undergraduates in the afternoon. The day honors both September degree recipients and those who are scheduled to receive degrees in January. Despite its presence on the first Sunday each December, Fall Commencement has never been delayed or canceled due to weather in its 25-plus-year history.