Info for Parents, Family and Guests


The 2019 commencement ceremony will take place at Central Connecticut State University in Welte Auditorium.  Due to the space restrictions, all graduates will be given two tickets to invite guests. Parking is free on campus and seating is on a first come-first served basis.


GradImages® will be photographing all graduates with the President as they receive their diplomas at the Commencement ceremony. Please visit their website,, and click on Pre-Event Email Registration. Enter your email and up to six emails of loved ones who would like to share in your accomplishment by viewing and ordering your photos. By pre-registering, you will receive a discount of $5 off an order of $25 or more. After graduation, order online at or call 800-261-2576.  Each graduate will also receive a free 5″x7″ photograph of her/his choice as a gift from the Dean of Student Affairs’ Office through GradImages®. Photography and videotaping is permitted during the ceremony.


Fresh flowers will be available for purchase at the Commencement ceremony or are available for pre-order from