Due to the large amount of rain we have had recently, the ground conditions on the law school campus are very soft and wet, including in and around the commencement tent. Please dress accordingly, including proper footwear. High heel shoes are strongly discouraged.
Commencement exercises will be held on campus under the commencement tent on Sunday, May 19, 2019.
The ceremony will include remarks from the dean, the commencement speaker and three graduates and the conferring of JD, LLM and SJD degrees. The procession of students begins at 10:30 a.m. and the ceremony begins at 11:00 a.m. A link to the live stream of the ceremony can be found here. The ceremony is expected to conclude by 12:30 p.m., at which time the students will be available for family photographs and activities. Graduates and guests are invited to join members of the Law School Alumni Association at the Thomas J. Meskill Law Library for a reception immediately following the ceremony.
UConn School of Law celebrates all kinds of diversity, including people with disabilities. Guests requiring a reasonable accommodation for a disability should send a notice to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guests requiring accessible parking and/or seating should complete the form and return it by April 19, 2019.
Guests traveling from out of state can elect to drive, fly or take the bus or train into our city.
For more information about what you can do while visiting Hartford, please visit the City of Hartford website.
Greater Hartford has a variety of hotels, but it's wise to book early because several area universities hold graduation ceremonies on the same date.
Near UConn School of Law
Americas Best Value Inn
Avon Old Farms Hotel
Courtyard Hartford Farmington
Days Inn Hartford
The Goodwin Hotel
Hampton Inn and Suites
Hartford Marriott Downtown
Hilton Garden Inn Hartford South Glastonbury
Holiday Inn Express
Homewood Suites Hartford Downtown
Homewood Suites Hartford South Glastonbury
Radisson Hotel Hartford
Residence Inn Hartford Downtown
Residence Inn Hartford Windsor
West Hartford Inn
Near Bradley International Airport
Days Inn Bradley Airport
Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Hartford
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Airport
Fairfield Inn Hartford Airport
Hampton Inn Hartford Airport
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
Homewood Suites Hartford/Windsor
La Quinta Inn Hartford Bradley Airport
Motel 6 Hartford Windsor Locks
Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley
For more information about what to do while visiting Hartford, please visit the City of Hartford website.
Guests will have access to all of the available parking spots on the Law School campus. Parking is also available at the Attorney General's Office and the Connecticut Historical Society, as well as the Greater Hartford Classical Magnet School and on the streets surrounding campus.
If you require accessible parking, please complete the accessible seating/parking form.
There will be professional photographers at the ceremony taking portrait photos of candidates. Student wishing to receive a color proof must have filled out the address card that will be provided at the ceremony. Proofs will be mailed to the address provided on the card. If a valid e-mail address is available to the photographer, a link to commencement photograph proofs will also be sent to participating graduates via e-mail.
Members of the audience using hand-held cameras may take photos during the ceremony from areas reserved for that purpose. In order to accommodate everyone, individuals are requested to move to those areas for only a short interval and then return to their seats.
In order to stay on top of important developments during graduation, the University has a new text-based communication tool. To receive updates and notices if and when the need arises during graduation weekend, text UConnLaw19 to 888-777. You can unsubscribe at any time by texting STOP to the same number. Please note that, based on your wireless provider, data and messaging rates may apply.
It is of utmost importance that we maintain the security and safety of everyone taking part in our ceremony. Certain items are not allowed under the tent, including alcoholic beverages, noise-making devices and weapons of any type. Neither guests nor graduates may bring any of these items into the commencement tent.
Please let the UConn Police Department know immediately if you have any security concerns. If a police officer is not visible, please alert a member of the commencement staff wearing a orange lanyard.
Guests with Small Children: A family room, including a diaper changing table, is available on the first floor of William F. Starr Hall.
Animals: Guests should not bring pets to the commencement ceremony. Service animals are allowed under the tent. If you have any questions regarding service animals, please send a note to email@example.com.
Smoking: Smoking on the Law School campus is allowed only in the designated area behind the commencement tent.