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Class of 2024, we look forward to celebrating all you’ve accomplished!


Class of 2024 Commencement Schedule

Ceremonies will be held rain or shine and will run approximately 2-2.5 hours in length. All ceremonies will also be livestreamed and recorded.

Friday, May 10

M&T Bank Arena, York Hill Campus
  • 1 p.m. — Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine Commencement

  • 5 p.m. — School of Law Commencement

Saturday, May 11

Quad, Mount Carmel Campus
  • 10 a.m. — School of Business and School of Computing and Engineering Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement

  • 3 p.m. — School of Health Sciences Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement

Sunday, May 12

Quad, Mount Carmel Campus
  • 10 a.m. — College of Arts and Sciences and School of Communications Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement

  • 3 p.m. — School of Education and School of Nursing Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement

Post-Ceremony Reception

There will be a post ceremony reception at the conclusion of each ceremony. The reception will offer light refreshments and a chance meet up with your families and to take photos. The faculty and platform parties also attend the post ceremony reception.

Eligibility for graduating

Students eligible to participate in Commencement will be sent communications about their ceremony through their Quinnipiac email. To confirm your eligibility for Commencement, please check with your adviser. Registration for Commencement is not required.

Celebrate Your Achievements!

Events celebrating our graduates as well as life skills workshops take place throughout the semester and include the below. Information on all events will be emailed to all eligible graduates as each event approaches.

Commencement Fair

Tuesday, April 16 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Commencement Fair will take place in the Recreation and Wellness Center on the Mount Carmel Campus on Tuesday, April 16 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Graduates will be able to pick up their cap and gown (if they selected on-campus pickup), and also enjoy music, photos, treats, giveaways, games and more!

Additional Events

  • Easy Finance Hacks for Your Life

  • That’s Sew Easy

  • Class of 2024 Pub Night

  • Creating and Supporting Your Community Post-College

  • The Absolute Beginners Guide to Meal Prepping

  • Leaping Into Your Digital Future

  • A Quick Spin in Car Buying and Care

  • Vibe Out in Your Home or Apartment

  • Class Toast for Graduates

More information on these events will be emailed to all eligible graduates as each event approaches.

Tickets and Seating

Ticket Details

All guests for the Saturday and Sunday ceremonies will need tickets to access the Mount Carmel Quadrangle, where the ceremonies will take place. The amount of tickets available to each student depends on the size of the ceremony:

  • School of Business and School of Computing and Engineering ceremony: 7 tickets

  • School of Health Sciences: 7 tickets

  • College of Arts and Sciences and School of Communications ceremony: 7 tickets

  • School of Education and School of Nursing: 10 tickets

There will be no tickets required for the School of Law and Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine ceremonies being held on Friday because of smaller ceremony sizes.

Registering for Tickets

All eligible graduates have received the link and instructions to register for their tickets. Graduating students do not need a ticket. Children 3 and over require a ticket. There are no additional tickets available, however the ceremony will be live-streamed on this website.

Guest Tickets May Not Be Sold

Any attempt to sell or produce mass copies of electronic tickets will be considered a misuse of Quinnipiac University property. Any and all such misuse of Quinnipiac University property will result in the conduct being reported to the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities, which may ultimately result in disciplinary action, on a case-by-case basis, and as deemed appropriate. Additionally, upon notification of or the receipt of information related to a student's misuse of allocated tickets, the Office of the Registrar reserves the right to reallocate any and all such tickets to other students.


Seating will be general admission. Staff will be available to assist you in finding a seat.

Tickets should either be printed clearly (no fading ink) or displayed on a mobile device for entry to the ceremony.

  • Seating will be outdoors on a flat grassy surface for the Saturday and Sunday ceremonies.

  • Seating for the Friday ceremonies will be in the arena stadium seats.

Seating for those with disabilities will be available and wheelchairs can be accommodated. Staff will be able to assist you on arrival. Please note that the university does not provide wheelchairs.

Ceremony Guidelines and Etiquette

Commencement is an academic ceremony marking a major milestone for our graduates and their families. 

Please keep the following expectations in mind for the ceremony:

  • For graduates: Your gown should be fully zipped and your tassel should be on the right of your cap. You will be invited to move it to the left of your cap during the ceremony.

  • For graduates: Please be mindful of your footwear. You will be walking in a procession and recession, as well as coming on stage when your name is read.

  • Please be considerate with applause when names are being read so that all graduates and their families and guests can hear their name being called.

  • All graduates and guests are expected to be respectful of all graduates, faculty and staff for the full commencement experience and stay for the entire ceremony. Please limit movement to use of restrooms only and return to your seat promptly. 

  • Be respectful to all speakers and give them your attention.

  • Remain seated unless asked to stand or process/recess (if able).

  • Phones should be kept on silent or vibrate.

  • Pets are not allowed on campus during the ceremony. Only certified service animals will be permitted.

Weather Guidelines

Weather Policy

The Saturday and Sunday ceremonies will take place on the Quadrangle on the Mount Carmel Campus. Ceremonies will take place outside rain or shine. 

Outdoor Weather

The Quadrangle is an open, unshaded space. Please plan accordingly as the ceremonies will run roughly 2-2.5 hours each including the time you are seated prior to the beginning of the ceremony. A tent providing shade as well as indoor livestream areas will be available, but please plan for the weather conditions.

Please note that the grass and sidewalks will develop puddles and sogginess in the rain. Please plan footwear and clothing accordingly. Please bring raincoats and ponchos. Umbrellas will only be permitted if standing at the rear of the audience so that they do not block the view of other guests. 

More to Explore

A graduate hugs her friend as she cries joyfully during Commencement

Caps and Gowns

Graduates will be able to order their cap and gown online from February 5 to February 15. Instructions and the link to order will be sent to graduates’ email address on February 5.

Learn more about caps, gowns and Commencement Fair

A graduate smiles as his tassel swings through the air

Commemorating the Day

Explore information about diplomas, photography, programs, announcement cards, class rings, flowers and merchandise.

Commemorating the Day

Make your trip memorable

Below, we've gathered up resources for you to explore the area in addition to your Commencement ceremony experience.

Explore the Area

Connecticut has a lot to boast about. With beaches, amusement and adventure parks, hiking, boating, theater, history, museums, concerts, restaurants, shopping, resorts, and more, there's always something to do. And since we're in New England, we get the best of it all, with activities for all four seasons. We're also situated just a short trip to New York City and Boston.

Explore our recommendations for what to do in the area

You’re a Bobcat for Life

Welcome to the Alumni Family

You're now a Bobcat for Life and part of a network of more than 60,000 alumni — worldwide!

We are commited to remaining connected with you throughout your journey — no matter where it may take you. If you haven't already, please join Bobcat Connect, Quinnipiac’s exclusive platform for connecting students and alumni with a passionate network commited to helping you achieve lifelong personal and professional success.

If you’d like to connect with the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, please email alumni@qu.edu.


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