Those Planning to Attend May Commencement Ceremonies Must Respond by April 6

March 30, 2021
Submitted By: Commencement Committee

The University of Hartford will host six separate Commencement ceremonies at the XL Center in downtown Hartford during the weekend of Saturday, May 15, and Sunday, May 16. These ceremonies will honor graduates from the Classes of 2020 and 2021 and their wonderful accomplishments during these most challenging of times.

Ceremony start times each day will be 8:30 a.m., 2 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. Each ceremony will be approximately 90 minutes in length, and the arena will be thoroughly sanitized and air circulated between ceremonies. Each of the ceremonies will be livestreamed and the names of all graduating students will be read, regardless of whether they are celebrating in person or at home. 

Each ceremony will host no more than 400 students and two ticketed guests each, in order to comply with state-mandated capacity limits for the XL Center. This means that we will need to carefully evaluate anticipated student attendance by school and college before officially assigning days and times. Thus, we ask that all graduates planning to attend in person that weekend to complete our response form and order their cap and gown by April 6. You will receive your ceremony date and time shortly thereafter. Due to the size restrictions, special requests for dates and times cannot be accommodated.

See complete Commencement information.