Neag School of Education 2016 Commencement Schedule

Commencement Procession 2015
The Neag School of Education Undergraduate Commencement ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 8, 2016, at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo). (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

We hope that your Commencement Day will be a joyful celebration for you, your family, and friends. On behalf of Dean Richard L. Schwab and the entire Neag School of Education, congratulations on the completion of your studies and best wishes for continued success.

Commencement Weekend Schedule of Events – Saturday, May 7, 2016

Graduate Commencement
(Master’s & Sixth-Year Candidates ONLY)
Saturday, May 7, 2016; 1:30 p.m.

Ceremony Location: Harry A. Gampel Pavilion, UConn Storrs campus

11:30 a.m.       Pre-Ceremony Reception Begins (Gentry Building) – Hooding assistance will be available

 Please RSVP here for the Neag School Master’s and Sixth Year Commencement  Reception.

12:00 p.m.       Procession Forms in the Field House

12:30 p.m.       Guests Admitted – Gampel Pavilion

1:30 p.m.         Commencement Ceremony Begins

Commencement Weekend Schedule of Events – Sunday, May 8, 2016

Undergraduate CommencementLive Stream
Sunday, May 8, 2016, 9 a.m.

Ceremony Location: Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, UConn Storrs campus

7:45 a.m.         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 (Gentry Building)

 Please RSVP here for the Neag School Undergraduate Commencement Reception.

Graduate Commencement (Ph.D. Candidates ONLY)
Sunday, May 8, 2016, 3 p.m.

Ceremony Location: Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, UConn Storrs campus

12 noon            Reception hosted by the Graduate School at the Alumni House

1:00 p.m.         Hooding Assistance Begins at the Jorgensen Center (lower level)

2:00 p.m.         Doors Open – Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts

3:00 p.m.         Commencement Ceremony Begins

Guest Tickets and Other Information


Guest tickets will be available from the UConn Co-op (at Storrs) ground-level cashiering area beginning Monday, March 21, 2016, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and the following additional hours (when applicable): Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday: 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. 2016-Live-Stream-Button_grad-Masters

Each student attending the Neag School Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony will be limited to 10 guest tickets. If students are in need of additional tickets, please email, and we will try and accommodate your request.

Click here for information about obtaining guest tickets.


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


Graduates may pick-up their cap and gown at the UConn Co-op (pick-up dates will be announced this spring semester). You must wear proper attire under your graduation gown. Mortarboards should be worn straight.2016-Live-Stream-Button_grad-PhD


If you have family and friends who are unable to attend your Commencement ceremony, the ceremony will be live-streamed so they can enjoy it from afar. Visit to watch each Neag School 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: 860.486.4930.

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