Graduate Commencement 2019

Master’s & Doctoral Degree Candidates

Degrees Conferred: January 2019, May 2019 or August 2019

Celebrate your Commencement with family and friends at 10:30 a.m., on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard, 600 Main St., Bridgeport.

Students who wish to graduate must apply for graduation. Applications for a degree must be filed in the Graduate Studies Office.
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Academic Regalia Information

All participants in the academic procession are required to wear academic regalia. Graduate academic regalia orders are due by Monday, April 8. A late fee will be applied to any orders received after that date.

Academic Regalia Order Forms after Wednesday, Jan. 16:

Master’s Degree Academic Regalia Online Order Form
(credit/debit cards only)
Click here for printable Master’s order form
Order deadline: April 8, 9 a.m.

Faculty who need to purchase regalia should contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (203) 837-8298 or $95 and will be in the colors of your alma mater.

Stole of Gratitude

The WCSU Stole of Gratitude offers an opportunity to say, “Thanks for helping me succeed.” The Stole of Gratitude is worn by the graduate during the commencement ceremony. The new graduate presents the stole to its designated recipient immediately following the ceremony or on another suitable occasion. The Stole of Gratitude can be ordered online with your regalia.

More information about the WCSU Stole of Gratitude

Grad Salute/Academic Regalia Pick-Up

Graduates can pick up their academic regalia at the Grad Salute on:

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

2 to 7 p.m.
Campus Center Ballroom
WCSU Westside campus

All graduating students are invited to this event where they will have an opportunity to finalize their Commencement needs in one stop and pick up their pre-ordered academic regalia. Representatives will be on hand to assist students in making final graduation preparations.

Graduating Student


On behalf of the 40,000 members of the WCSU Alumni Association, we welcome you to our alumni family.