Commencement 2016

Dear Prospective Western Graduate:

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation from Western Connecticut State University. Please follow the links below to access your commencement and cap & gown materials:

Western Connecticut State University will hold combined Commencement exercises for graduate and undergraduate students on Sunday, May 22, 2016, at the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard, 600 Main St., Bridgeport. The ceremony will begin promptly at 10:30 a.m. and will conclude at approximately 12:30 p.m.

If you are interested in participating, you must order your academic regalia by the posted deadline.

Graduates are also given the option of purchasing WCSU stoles of gratitude for those special people who have made a difference in your academic achievement. Stoles are available for only $25/each and can be ordered along with your academic regalia or in person at the Office of Alumni Relations (Old Main 302). Only limited amounts are available, so order yours before supplies run out.

Graduation from college is a huge accomplishment. What better way to display this great achievement than in an official WCSU diploma frame. For years to come, your diploma will remain preserved and look impressive.

Visit Western's Diploma Frame Store online. There are several diploma frame styles to choose from and you can even design your frame online by choosing different mouldings, mats and glass styles depending on your taste.

New this year, graduates can have the name of their academic school included on their diploma frame beneath the name of the university.

We also offer several desk accessories that feature an attractive and rich-looking two-toned engraved medallion with the Western seal. Some of the pieces can even be personalized with your name.

You can order your diploma frame and desk accessories online or by phone with a credit card at (203) 837-8298. If you would like us to send you a diploma frame brochure, please call us at the number above.

Leave your permanent mark at Western by engraving your name and a special message on a 4 x 8 brick located in the Alumni & Friends Circle. The Alumni & Friends Circle, located in between Old Main and Fairfield Hall, houses an ensemble of inscribed bricks, trees, benches and light posts donated by alumni and friends of the university. Several brick paths now lead into the circle making it highly visible to students, faculty, staff, alumni and visitors. Download the order form or call the Office of Alumni Relations at (203) 837-8298 for more information.


Senior Portraits will be taken:

Tuesday, Feb. 23
11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Midtown Student Center Theater

Wednesday, Feb. 24.
11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Westside Campus Center Room 213

Wednesday, May 4
3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center, Westside campus

Thursday, May 5
11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Westside Campus Center Ballroom South

The sitting is free! To sign up for your portrait appointment, please visit and click on Schedule Portrait Sitting. Click on the link above the calendar to schedule your appointment at school. Use School Code: 01380. You can also call (800) 883-9449 or see the photographer in person on Tuesday, Feb. 23.
Senior portraits will be available at the Grad Salute on May 4.


The WCSU Alumni Association will host a Grad Salute on:

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
3 to 7 p.m.
Feldman Arena, O,Neill Center
WCSU Westside campus

Along with picking up your pre-ordered academic regalia, the event is an opportunity for graduating undergraduate and graduate students to finalize their Commencement needs in one stop. Representatives will be on hand to assist students in making final graduation preparations.


Again, congratulations and on behalf of the more than 30,000 members of the
WCSU Alumni Association, we would like to welcome you to our alumni family.
If we can help you with anything, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at
(203) 837-8298, e-mail or visit us in Old Main 302.

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