Next Commencement Ceremonies

Sunday, May 12, 2024
XL Center, downtown Hartford

for those awarded degrees in Sept. 2023, Jan. 2024, and May 2024

  • Graduate Ceremony (master's and doctoral recipients), 9 a.m.
  • Undergraduate Ceremony (associate and bachelor's recipients), 2 p.m.

Commencement 2024

The application deadline for those planning to graduate in May was Friday, Feb. 9. If you have not yet applied, you must complete a late application. The application is available through Self-Service by clicking on Student Main Menu, Student Academic Records, and Graduation Application. Please be sure to complete the Supplemental Questionnaire to complete the process. 

Online cap and gown ordering for the May 2024 Commencement exercises has ended. If you did not order your regalia, please place your request to

The next availability for senior portraits is April 8–11 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Gengras Student Union, room 151. Additional April dates may be added based on need. Reserve your portrait appointment.

2024 Commencement Speakers

Jay Malave M’98 and Sonya Halpern M’90
Jay Malave M’98 and Sonya Halpern M’90

Commencement addresses by two distinguished alumni will be among the highlights of the University of Hartford’s 2024 Commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 12, at downtown Hartford’s XL Center.

Jay Malave M’98, chief financial officer of Lockheed Martin, one of the nation’s leading global security and aerospace companies, will address graduates at the morning ceremony for doctoral and master’s degree recipients. Later that day, UHart’s undergraduate Class of 2024 will hear from Georgia State Senator Sonya Halpern M’90, a persevering advocate for equity and opportunity.

Information for Graduates

Commencement 2024

Our annual May Commencement exercises are scheduled for Sunday, May 12, at the XL Center in downtown Hartford. It will celebrate the academic achievements of all who were awarded degrees during the 2023–24 academic year (Sept. 2023, Jan. 2024, May 2024). The Graduate Ceremony (doctoral and master's degrees) will be held at 9 a.m. with the Undergraduate Ceremony (bachelor's and associate degrees) taking place at 2 p.m.

Preparing for Graduation

Before you can walk across the stage, you need to make sure you've completed all the necessary steps for graduation.

See Next Steps

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