Neag School 2019 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:

Neag School Undergraduate Commencement Procession

The Neag School of Education Undergraduate Commencement ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 12, 2019, at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Graduate Commencement: Saturday, May 11, 2019

Master’s & Sixth-Year Diploma Candidates

Saturday, May 11, 2019 — 1:30 p.m.
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion, Storrs campus

11 a.m. Pre-Ceremony Reception Begins for Graduates and Guests (Student Union Patio, rain or shine)
Hooding assistance will be available. Light refreshments to be served. Don’t miss our Commencement photo booth!
By 12:30 p.m. Procession Forms by School/College in the Field House
12:30 p.m. Doors Open — Gampel Pavilion
1:30 p.m. Commencement Ceremony Begins
Click to view photos from last year’s Neag School Undergraduate ceremonies.

Click the image to check out photos from last year’s Neag School Undergraduate Commencement ceremony.

Undergraduate Commencement: Sunday, May 12, 2019

Bachelor of Science Degree Candidates

Sunday, May 12, 2019 — 9 a.m.
Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, Storrs campus

7:45 a.m. Student Procession Forms in Gentry Building Atrium
8 a.m. Guests Admitted to Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts
8:45 a.m. Procession Begins
9 a.m. Commencement Ceremony Begins
10:30 a.m. Reception Begins for Graduates and Guests (Student Union Patio, rain or shine)
Light refreshments to be served. Don’t miss our Commencement photo booth!

Doctoral Graduate Commencement: Monday, May 13, 2019

Doctoral Candidates

Monday, May 13, 2019 — 6 p.m.
Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, Storrs campus

3 p.m. Pre-Ceremony Reception Begins (Alumni House)
5 p.m. Candidates and Faculty Members Line Up (Jorgensen, lower level)
5 p.m. Doors Open at Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts
6 p.m. Commencement Ceremony Begins



Guest Tickets and Other Day-Of Information


Guest tickets will be available for each Commencement ceremony, at the UConn Barnes and Noble on the Storrs campus, as follows:

  • Master’s & Sixth-Year Ceremony — Candidates will receive seven tickets each. 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 — Candidates will receive 10 tickets each.
  • Doctoral Ceremony — Candidates will receive six tickets each.

Find additional information regarding where and when to pick up guest tickets. Please remember to bring your UConn ID with you when picking up 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.


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.


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


UConn complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination, equal opportunity, affirmative action, and providing reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.  Contact: Office of Institutional Equity; (860) 486-2943;;