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Commencement ’10 This Weekend

Photo courtesy of Paul Cribb.

The XL Center in Hartford will host this year’s graduation ceremony for CCSU graduation candidates this Saturday, May 22 at 10:30 a.m.

Students who will walk during the ceremony are encouraged to arrive at the XL Center’s East Exhibition Hall by 9:45 a.m. where they will be then organized into the four different schools. Procession will begin at 10:15 a.m. and the official commencement ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Bachelors degree candidates may pick up their caps and gowns at distribution periods in Alumni Hall in the student center on Wednesday, May 19 from 3 to 8 p.m., May 19 from 3 to 8 p.m. and May 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Specific instructions for the commencement ceremony and name cards will be distributed along with caps and gowns.

The university expects around 1,250 of around 1,600 graduates to walk at this year’s ceremony, which means CCSU is graduating over 10 percent of its current students this year.

The commencement address will be delivered by CCSU’s own Dr. Heather Munro Prescott of the history department.

Graduates will receive their diploma covers at the ceremony and will be mailed their actual paper diplomas upon completion of all degree requirements and the return of final grades. Graduates who are not participating in the commencement ceremony may pick up a diploma cover at the registrar’s office after Thursday, May 27.