The University of Connecticut and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are excited to honor the Class of 2023 on Sunday, May 7. For the most up to date and comprehensive source of information, please visit the University’s May Commencement webpage.
CLAS Undergraduate Commencement Ceremonies
The College will hold three commencement ceremonies at the UConn Storrs campus on Sunday May 7, 2023.
Graduating students should attend the ceremony of their major. Double majors should attend the ceremony for their primary major.
9:00am at Gampel Pavillion
Arabic and Islamic Civilizations
Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies
Italian Literary & Cultural Studies
Latino and Latin American Studies
Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
1:30 p.m. at Gampel Pavillion
American Sign Language
Applied Mathematical Sciences
Human Development and Family Sciences
Mathematics / Actuarial Sciences
Mathematics / Actuarial Science / Finance
Mathematics / Physics
Mathematics / Statistics
5:30 p.m. at Gampel Pavilion
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Geographic Information Science
Geosciences (Earth Sciences)
Linguistics / Philosophy
Linguistics / Psychology
Molecular and Cell Biology
Physiology and Neurobiology
Structural Biology and Biophysics
Urban and Community Studies
Frequently Asked Questions
Applying to Graduate
To participate in commencement, students must apply for graduation through the Student Administration System no later than the fourth week of the semester they hope to graduate. Students must also submit a plan of study for all majors/minors they are completing at the time of graduation.
Students eligible to participate in the May 2023 ceremonies are those who fulfill their degree requirements in the following terms:
- May 2023
- August 2023
- December 2022 graduates
- August 2022 graduates
For more information, please contact your academic advisor or make an appointment with the CLAS Academic Services Center.
Cap and Gown
Students are required to wear and cap and gown (regalia) to attend Uconn Commencement. Regalia is available as follows:
- Storrs Campus: regalia available at the UConn Bookstore (must have UConn ID or other valid form of ID).
- Regional Campus (or those who are no longer located in Storrs): regalia can be ordered online and mailed to you or obtained at your regional bookstore. Please visit the Student Preparation section of the University’s Commencement website for instructions on how to place the order.
No cords will be distributed by CLAS.
Graduating CLAS students must participate in the ceremony of their primary major. Information about your primary major is listed in StudentAdmin.
Seating / Mobility Accommodations
Guest accommodations do not need to be arranged in advance. For more information, please visit the Directions & Parking and Guest Accommodations webpages. Note that accessible seating is available on a first-come first-served basis and only one member of your guest party will be able to sit with the guest requiring an accommodation.
Graduating students who require an accommodation should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each graduating CLAS student has been allocated 8 guest tickets. CLAS is unable to provide any additional tickets to any student. If you require additional tickets, please ask other graduating seniors who do not plan to use all their tickets.
If you are unable to come to the Storrs campus, tickets can be mailed to you. Please visit the Student Preparation section of the University’s Commencement website for instructions. This must be done by noon on Friday, April 21, 2023.
Only the graduating student may pick up their guest tickets or make the request that their tickets be mailed.
Calls for Submissions
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) is excited to announce our annual Student Commencement Speaker Competition and CLAS Student Commencement National Anthem Singer Competition for the 2023 CLAS undergraduate commencement ceremonies.
CLAS Student Commencement Speaker
Three graduating students will be selected to present remarks on behalf of their fellow graduates at their respective ceremonies, on Sunday, May 7, 2023.
Students who are interested should submit a Microsoft Word document and an audio recording of their speech to email@example.com, making sure to include their full name, Peoplesoft number, and major(s). The speech should be no longer than five minutes.
Deadline to submit: Sunday, April 2, 2023
Faculty, staff, and students from CLAS will review all submissions. Finalists will be asked to audition their speech in person.
CLAS Student Commencement National Anthem Singer Competition
Three graduating students will be selected to sing the national anthem at one of the three commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 7, 2023.
Students who are interested should submit an audio recording of themselves singing the national anthem to firstname.lastname@example.org, making sure to include their full name, Peoplesoft number, and major(s).
Deadline to submit: Sunday, April 2, 2023
Faculty, staff, and students from CLAS will review all submissions. Finalists will be asked to audition in person.