Graduation – Commencement Information

School of Social Work Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 4, 2024

Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts
2132 Hillside Road
Storrs, CT 06269-3104

Doors open for guests at 12:30 pm

Parking for the event

Commencement Response Form


The online portal for purchasing regalia is now open. Please visit the website to place your order.

In the portal, you may choose to ship your regalia to your home (there is a shipping charge) or you may choose to ship your regalia to the closest UConn Bookstore location (no shipping charge) and pick it up after April 1, 2024.

  • Deadline for placing Ship to UConn Bookstore orders is February 18, 2024.
  • Deadline for placing Ship to Home orders is March 31, 2024.

After March 31, 2024, the online portal for purchasing regalia will completely close and the only option to purchase will be in a UConn Bookstore.

Starting on Monday, April 1, 2024, you may purchase regalia in-person at the Avery Point, Hartford, Stamford, and Storrs Bookstore locations. Regalia will be available for purchase from April 1, 2023, through May 6, 2024.

Ticket Information

  • Each graduate will each receive 10 commencement tickets for guests. Graduates do not need tickets for themselves.
  • There is no assigned seating.
  • For those with guests that will need special accommodations, please indicate this within the Commencement Response Form.

Ticket Distribution

Tickets will be distributed at the Office of Student and Academic Services (OSAS), room 106 on the first floor of the School of Social Work building at the dates/times below. No tickets will be mailed – graduates must pick up their tickets in-person themselves.

April 15th through April 26th

Monday through Friday, between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm

Non-Business Hours:

    • On April 15, 18, 23, and 24 the office will remain open until 7:00 pm to accommodate those that can’t make it during normal business hours.
    • In addition, OSAS will be open for ticket pick up on Saturday, April 20, from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm.

A picture ID (student ID or licensure will suffice) must be presented when picking up tickets. You will be asked to sign a document and complete a reader card that will be used at the ceremony. Each graduate will receive an envelope with 10 tickets (no ticket is needed for the graduate themselves). Should you like to request more than 10 tickets, please complete the form at the link below no later than Friday, April 12. While we cannot guarantee that we can give you the additional amount requested, we will do our best to accommodate these requests.

Request for Extra Tickets for the May 4th SSW Commencement Ceremony

Frequently Asked Questions


  • Who is eligible to participate?
    December 2023, May 2024, and August 2024 BSW, MSW, and PhD candidates.
  • How do I obtain my Regalia?
    Please see the Regalia section of website above.
  • How long will the ceremony last?
    Approximately 1.5-2.0 hours.
  • What time should graduates arrive?
    No later than 12:30 pm.
  • Are balloons allowed?
    Balloons are NOT permitted. Guests will be asked to leave them outside or return them to their vehicle.
  • Will my bag be checked?
    All bags will be checked upon entry. Backpacks and large bags are NOT permitted.
  • Can I bring food/beverages?
    Outside food and beverages are NOT permitted.

Diplomas & Diploma Covers

  • Will I receive my diploma during the ceremony?
    No. Your diploma will be mailed to the address you have on-file in Student Admin approximately eight weeks after your conferral date. Please ensure this address is up-to-date so that your diploma will get to you without issue.
  • How will I receive a diploma cover?
    You will receive a diploma cover at the ceremony.
  • How can I get a diploma cover if I am not attending the ceremony?
    Please e-mail starting on May 22, 2024, to request one. Please include your full name, full mailing address, and type of degree received (Bachelors, Masters, Doctoral) and a cover will be sent to you. No requests will be fulfilled until May 22, 2024.

Honors Cords

  • Does the University distribute any cords to indicate Latin Honors?
    No. The University does not distribute any cords to indicate Latin Honors.

Participation in Commencement Ceremonies

  • Is my participation in the ceremony mandatory?
    No. Your participation is completely voluntary.
  • If I do not attend, will my name still be called?
    No. Your name will not be read if you are not in attendance.


  • How do I obtain guest tickets?
    Please see the Ticket Information section of website above.
  • How many guest tickets are allocated to graduates?
    Each graduate will each receive 10 commencement tickets for guests. Graduates do not need tickets for themselves.
  • Can a student request more tickets if the assigned number is insufficient?
    Please see the Ticket Distribution section of website above.
  • Do children need tickets?
    Children who are four years of age and older do require a ticket for entry.