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Commencement 2024

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024
XL Center
Hartford, Connecticut

Eastern's commencement exercises will take place on Tuesday, May 14, 2024. In addition to information for graduates and their families concerning the day of commencement, this website will also provide updates on other Commencement events, both on- and off-campus, as well as other important information for graduating seniors. They and their families are encouraged to visit the site frequently over the coming months to ensure that they have the information they need to have a wonderful Commencement.

The schedule for May 14th can be found at Schedule of Events.

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Download the Digital Commencement Invitation (MP4) (coming soon)

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the marshal for commencement followed by Governor's Foot Guard

Marshal and Theater Professor David Pellegrini escorts the Governor's Foot Guard

keynote speaker Thomas Gibson on stage at Commencement

Commencement 2023's keynote speaker Thomas Gibson

Dr. Núñez handing a diploma to a graduate

Graduate receives his diploma from Dr. Núñez

graduating students tossing coins into a fountain for Make a Wish

Graduates toss pennies into the Make a Wish Fountain

graduates play percussion instruments as they walk down the center aisle

Music graduate play percussion instruments as they enter

a view down the aisle, students to both sides, with the main stage and the Commencement 2023 banner at the far end

Heading down the aisle towards the main stage

graduates show off their diplomas

Proud students holding up their diplomas

balloons rain from the ceiling as commencement concludes

Balloons fall, signaling the end of Commencement 2023

graduate points at recently acquired diploma

Proud to be an Eastern graduate

celebrating graduates after commencement

Celebrating their momentous achievement