Class of 2023 Graduate

73rd Commencement Exercises

Watch Ceremony

The 73rd Commencement for Graduate Exercises will take place on Saturday, May 20, 2023.

Due to inclement weather, Graduate Commencement will be held in Leo D. Mahoney Arena. All five guest tickets will be honored. Classroom and Marshal Assignments remain the same.

Classroom and Marshal Assignments can now be found at Life@.

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Graduate Ceremony Speaker: Geoffrey Canada
Recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree.

Doctor of Laws honorary degree will also be bestowed upon Charles MacCormack, PhD, at the graduate ceremony.

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Graduate Commencement Exercises

Graduate School Reception


Where will the ceremony be held?
Will there be indoor viewing locations?
Will the ceremony be live-streamed for those who are unable to attend?
How long will the ceremony last?
How may I obtain a Commencement program?
Is there an Inclement and Severe Weather Plan?


How many tickets can I receive?
How are tickets obtained?
Where do I find my online ticket account?
What if I lost my tickets?
What if I do not have a ticket?
Do infants require a ticket?
Are there any special arrangements for guests with physical disabilities?


What am I required to wear to Commencement?
How do I order my regalia and where do I pick it up?


When will the Graduate School Reception take place?


What mandatory items must be completed prior to Commencement?
When is the Commencement Guidelines Meeting?
What are the Procession Instructions?
Will my picture be taken at Commencement?
Will there be printed announcements available for graduates to send to relatives and friends?
Where and when do I get my diploma?


Where should I park?
Where should I park if I am disabled?
When will the Stag Spirit Shop be open during Commencement Week?
How do I obtain a graduation invitation letter for international family members applying for a visitor’s visa?
Is there space available on campus for a private reception during Commencement weekend?
Where should I make a hotel reservation?
How do I stay Connceted with Fairfield after graduation?
What if my Commencement question was not addressed?


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Commencement Photos

Graduates can locate their graduation photos online by visiting

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