Neag School 2018 Commencement Weekend Schedule

We hope that your Commencement Day will be a joyful celebration for you, your family, and friends.

On behalf of Dean Gladis Kersaint and the entire Neag School of Education, congratulations on the completion of your studies and best wishes for continued success.

Here, you will find information on the following:

Commencement Procession 2016

The Neag School of Education Undergraduate Commencement ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 6, 2018, at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Graduate Commencement: Saturday, May 5, 2018

Master’s & Sixth-Year Diploma Candidates

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Click the image above to access the 2017 UConn Commencement ceremonies.

Saturday, May 5, 2018 — 1:30 p.m.
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion, Storrs campus

Time TBD       Pre-Ceremony Reception Begins (Student Union Patio) – Hooding assistance will be available..

Time TBD       Procession Forms by School/College in the Field House

12:30 p.m.       Doors Open — Gampel Pavilion

1:30 p.m.         Commencement Ceremony Begins

Undergraduate Commencement: Sunday, May 6, 2018

Bachelor of Science Degree Candidates

Sunday, May 6, 2018 — 9 a.m.
Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, Storrs campus

7:45 a.m.         Student Procession Forms in Gentry Building

8:00 a.m.        Guests Admitted — Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts

8:45 a.m.        Procession Begins

9:00 a.m.        Commencement Ceremony Begins

10:30 a.m.       Reception Begins (Student Union Patio


Doctoral Graduate Commencement: Monday, May 7, 2018

Doctoral Candidates

Monday, May 7, 2018 — 6 p.m.
Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, Storrs campus

Time TBD        Pre-Ceremony Reception Begins (Alumni House)

Time TBD        Candidates and Faculty Members Line Up (Jorgensen, lower level)

5:00 p.m.         Doors Open – Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts

6:00 p.m.         Commencement Ceremony Begins

Candidate and Guest Tickets (and Additional Information)


Guest tickets will be available for each Commencement ceremony as follows:

  • Master’s & Sixth-Year Ceremony — Candidates will receive seven tickets.
    If you are a sixth-year candidate and do not possess a UConn ID: In order to be issued guest tickets, identify yourself as a sixth-year student and provide your PeopleSoft ID number to the ticket staff at the UConn Bookstore. 
  • Undergraduate Ceremony — Ticket distribution for the Undergraduate Ceremony will begin in the Neag School Dean’s Office on March 19. Questions regarding tickets for the Neag School Undergraduate Commencement ceremony may be directed to Kristi Napolitano in the Neag School Dean’s Office, located on the third floor of the Gentry Building. The UConn Bookstore will not be distributing tickets for the Neag School Undergraduate Commencement ceremony.
  • Doctoral Ceremony — Candidates will receive six tickets.

Click here for additional information about candidate and guest tickets.


Alcohol is not permitted at the ceremonies and will be confiscated before entry in Gampel and Jorgensen.


For the safety of all, bags and backpacks larger than 10” x 10” are prohibited in the theater. Small bags and purses are permitted. An exception will be made for medically necessary items and diaper bags after proper inspection. All bags are subject to search.


Balloons are prohibited from the auditorium.


Beginning [Date TBD], graduates may reserve and pick up their cap and gown at the UConn Bookstore. Find additional information here. You must wear proper attire under your graduation gown. Mortarboards should be worn straight. 


If you have family and friends who are unable to attend your Commencement ceremony, each ceremony will be live-streamed — with closed captioning — so anyone can enjoy it from afar. Visit to watch each ceremony live.


Traffic into the Storrs area is extraordinarily heavy on Commencement Weekend; please allow plenty of extra time. Parking will be available at no cost in the North and South Parking Garages. Shuttle buses will run from parking lots FX9, and S to and from Gampel for the duration of Commencement Day events.


Immediately prior to and following the Commencement ceremony, we ask that you remain in your seats, free from aisles, until all members of the platform party, faculty, and students have entered/exited the venues.


To plan accordingly, please complete the Commencement Reception RSVP by selecting the proper link below:

  • Master’s & Sixth-Year Reception: MORE INFORMATION TO COME
  • Undergraduate Reception: MORE INFORMATION TO COME


The following accommodations will be available (ushers will be on site to provide assistance):

  • ASL interpreter on stage
  • Special seating for people with hearing disabilities
  • Special seating area for individuals who use wheelchairs
  • Handicap parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis in designated areas on campus and on the ground levels of the North and South parking garages. Please contact Parking Services for specific questions at 860.486.4930.


Please check back frequently for up-to-date UConn Commencement information at