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70th Commencement Weekend

Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17, 2020

Class of 2020

On the third weekend of May 2020, Fairfield University will hold its 70th Commencement exercises.

Everything You Need to Know About Commencement

The undergraduate Commencement ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 17, and the graduate Commencement ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 16 — both ceremonies will take place on Bellarmine Lawn. For the University, the Class of 2020’s Commencement exercises are a milestone, marking the institution’s 70th Commencement.

This is a moment to acknowledge and celebrate years of hard work and sacrifice and a time of significant transformation for our students.
Undergraduate Students at Fairfield University Commencement


From undergraduate awards ceremonies to tickets and guest information, learn everything you need to know to celebrate your success— and make sure Commencement 2020 is one to remember.

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A Fairfield University Student at Commencement


With Commencement 2020 right around the corner, make sure you are prepared — from graduate receptions to Commencement day, don’t miss a thing.

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Senior Week Family Dance

Senior Week Family Dance

An annual undergraduate class tradition the night before Commencement, families are invited to a Family Dance to celebrate their grads, held on Saturday, May 16, 2020.

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Social Media and Livestream

Can’t make it to Commencement in person? No fear — we’ve got you covered with livestream and comprehensive social media coverage.

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Honor Your Graduate

Commencement is a special event — be sure to commemorate the occasion with photos, class rings, diploma frames, and more!

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