CT State Community College Middlesex 
Commencement Ceremony
Thursday, May 23, 2024 • 6 p.m.
Central Connecticut State University • Welte Hall

For those individuals unable to attend, the event will be available through a livestream.

Please note: Offices on CT State Community College Middlesex will be closed at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2024, for staff and faculty to participate in the Commencement Ceremony which is being held at CCSU.

Graduate Information


Graduates are invited to pick up a graduation packet, which includes regalia and a Reader Card, during regular business hours in the bookstore located in Founders Hall (May 20–23).

Students will need to bring their completed Grad Reader Card and be dressed in cap and gown to line up (with Reader Card in hand) according to their academic program by 5 p.m. A Reader Card is used to announce the graduate’s name, degree(s) and/or certificate(s) awarded to the recipient.


Diplomas and certificates will be available in July.  Students will be notified on how to obtain their documents via e-mail.  For those finishing requirements during the summer: Diploma/certificate(s) will not be available until September 2024. Students will be notified on directions on how to pick up their documents through their student e-mail accounts.


Graduates, properly robed, should follow the student marshal’s directions. Bring the completed Reader Card.

How to Properly Wear the Cap (also known as a mortarboard): The inside of the cap will denote which part is worn in front. The top of the hat should be worn level on the head, horizontal to the ground. Undergraduate students should wear the tassel on the right side of their face until instructed during the graduation ceremony to move it to the left side.


Parking is available on the Central Campus for graduates and guests in any of the visitor “red” marked parking areas (lots or garages).  Please note that Welte Garage, the Student Center Lot, Student Center Garage and Kaiser Lot are the designated areas for parking located closest to Welte Hall.  Additional overflow parking is available in Copernicus Garage, Bichum Lot and the Willard-DiLoreto Garage on the south side of the campus.  Central Connecticut State University police officers along with additional security staff will be present and we kindly request that you follow their directions for parking.  Map of Parking Availability


GradImages® will be photographing all students with the Chief Executive Officer as they receive their diplomas at the Commencement ceremony. Their statement: “GradImages® is proud to support one of the biggest moments in a graduate’s life: walking across the stage and into the next chapter. With over 40 years of experience, we understand the importance of this moment and the desire to preserve these memories for a lifetime. Finding graduate photos after the ceremony is easy. Visit www.GradImages.com to view and purchase custom photo products like prints, plaques, specialty gifts, and more. If there are any questions or concerns regarding the graduate’s photos, please contact the Customer Service Department at 1-800-261-2576, online at www.gradimages.com, or email ecc.giservice@gradimages.net. We have a large team of customer care representatives ready to help graduates and family members with anything they may need.”


If you have any questions regarding graduation, please contact the Dean’s Office at 860-343-5855.


Dr. Donna Bontatibus, Interim Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Dr. Donna Bontatibus, Dean of Students and Faculty


Dr. Sara Hanson Associate Dean of Student Affairs

Dr. Sara K. Hanson, Associate Dean of Student Affairs