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Tunxis will hold its 51st Commencement on Wednesday, May 25 in person (rain date May 26). This year’s celebrations will include both virtual remarks and an in-person conferral on our campus.

On May 25 a virtual commencement web page will be presented with remarks from our Program Coordinators, CEO, Valedictorian, and Salutatorian, as well as a list of each conferee’s degrees and certificates.

The same day, Tunxis will hold an in-person conferral on campus in regalia, with the opportunity to have a professional photo taken. Each graduate may bring up to 8 guests to the event. Please check your email and social media for more details, as graduates will be scheduled in time slots (to be sent soon). Faculty and staff will participate and congratulate graduates.

The in-person diploma pick-up event will allow a limited number of participants on campus throughout the day and will adhere to CDC and CT DPH guidelines.

Attendance is not mandatory. However, we encourage graduates to attend, as it would allow family, friends, faculty and staff the privilege of recognizing your achievement.

No. Graduates will be informed by email when and where to report for line-up.

Graduates will line up according to program. Degree and certificate recipients line-up separately. If a graduate is receiving a degree and a certificate or two degrees and/or certificates, they are to line up with the first-degree program alphabetically. Upon presentation of the graduates, all programs are announced.

Commencement is approximately 1.5 hours long. The ceremony starts promptly at 6:00 p.m.

Welte garage or the Student Center garage.

There is a limit of one car load per graduate.

Graduates can pick up their cap and gown at the Tunxis Bookstore beginning in May (measurements are not necessary). There is no fee. For Bookstore hours, call 860.773.1338.

The cap is placed squarely on the top of your head (not the back) and the tassel is placed to the RIGHT side of the cap.

Your name will appear in alphabetical order first by degree, then program, then by name. Degree recipients appear first followed by certificate recipients.

Tunxis has arranged with Island Photography to take a picture of each graduating student on stage as he or she is handed their diploma cover and/or as they exit the stage. Proof(s) will be e/mailed. There is no obligation to order and proof(s) are yours to keep. For safety precautions, we ask family and friends not to stand in aisles to take pictures during commencement exercises. Aisles will be monitored.

For those attending, graduates will receive their diploma(s) on stage.  If you are unable to attend commencement, graduates may pick up their diploma(s) at the Records Office with a photo ID the day after the ceremony during our regular business hours.  Diplomas are not mailed, they must be picked up.