Class of 2024 Undergraduate

74th Commencement Exercises

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The 74th Commencement for Undergraduate Exercises will take place on Sunday, May 19, 2024.

Undergraduate Ceremony Speaker: The Most Reverend Frank J. Caggiano, Bishop of the Diocese of Bridgeport, Recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree.

Honorary Recipient: Patrick J. Waide

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Saturday, May 18, 2024

  • 1 p.m. - Egan School Public Health Induction, Award & Senior Celebration - Egan School, Rooms 103/104
  • 2 p.m. - Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies Pinning Ceremony – Regina A. Quick Center
  • 2 p.m. - College of Arts & Sciences Reception - 70 McCormick Road, Tent
  • 2 p.m. - Dolan School of Business Reception - Dolan School of Business, L01 Event Room
  • 2 p.m. - School of Engineering & Computing Reception – The Innovation Annex, School of Engineering & Computing
  • 4 p.m. - Baccalaureate Mass – Leo D. Mahoney Arena

Sunday, May 19, 2024

  • 9:30 a.m. - Undergraduate Commencement Exercises – Bellarmine Lawn


Where will the ceremony be held?
Will there be an indoor viewing location?
Will the ceremony be livestreamed 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 will I receive?
Are there different types of tickets?
How are tickets obtained?
Where do I find my online ticket account?
What if I lost my tickets?
What if 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?


When will the Baccalaureate Mass be held?


When will the Undergraduate Family Dance take place?
When will the Undergraduate Student Receptions take place?


What mandatory items must be completed prior to Commencement?
When is the Commencement Guideline meeting?
Is transportation being provided from the beach?
What are the Procession Instructions?
What if I am a double major?
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?
Are there any accessible parking spaces?
When will the Stag Spirit Shop 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 connected with Fairfield after graduation?
What if my Commencement question was not addressed?


For Graduating Students

View the video from the Undergraduate Commencement Guidelines Meeting.

Celebrate Your Graduate


Commencement Photos

Graduates can locate their graduation photos online by visiting

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