The University of Connecticut and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will celebrate the Class of 2021 and the Class of 2020 with in-person commencement ceremonies in May.


The ceremonies will be held at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field over a five-day period, May 8-12, and will be live-streamed. Please visit the commencement website for details. Members of the Class of 2021 and the Class of 2020 will receive emails from the Commencement Office that will include details on how to RSVP and how to receive guest tickets.

In addition, a virtual Commencement for all Class of 2021 graduates will be held on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 1 p.m. EDT, streamed via YouTube, to bring the entire class together at once.


Visit the UConn Commencement Website for the Latest Information

Call for Student Speakers

The College is excited to announce the seventh annual Student Speaker Competition for the CLAS undergraduate commencement ceremonies.

Two graduating students will be selected to present remarks on behalf of their fellow graduates at their respective ceremonies on Sunday, May 9, 2021.

Students who are interested should submit a Microsoft Word document and an audio recording of their speech to, making sure to include their full name, Peoplesoft number, and major(s). The speech should be no longer than 5 minutes.

Submissions will be accepted until Thursday, April 22, 2021. Faculty, staff, and students from CLAS will review all submissions. Finalists will be asked to audition their speech via videoconference during the week of April 26.

For questions or additional information, please contact

Odia Kane ’19 (CLAS) speaks at a podium during a commencement ceremony in Gampel Pavilion.