Information for guests
information for guests
Commencement will take place on Monday, May 13th at 6:00 p.m. at the XL Center in Hartford. There will be one ceremony that will celebrate both undergraduate and graduate students. Doors will open to guests at 5:00 p.m.
The XL Center address is 1 Civic Center Plaza, Hartford, CT 06103.
For directions please visit: XL Center Directions
Parking is available surrounding the XL Center and throughout downtown Hartford. There are 45 parking lots and garages in downtown Hartford.
For more information about parking, including accessible parking, or to view a map of the parking garages, please visit XL Center Parking
The ceremony will be live-streamed at the following link:
The video will be available 15 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony.
A photographer from Commencement Photos Inc. will take pictures of each graduate receiving a diploma. Your graduate will receive cost and ordering information directly from the photographer sent to your home address.
Students and guests are reminded that bags, backpacks, luggage, laptops, coolers, parcels, briefcases and like articles will be strictly prohibited from the XL Center facility. All guests will be subject to search, at XL Center’s discretion, of their person and/or possessions (including women’s handbags of normal size that may be allowed entry after such search).
Individuals with prohibited articles will be turned away at the entrances. Also, please note the no storage or check area will be provided for such items. Enforcement will be without exceptions.
For more information visit: XL Center Policies
Accessibility and Accommodation Information
Individuals needing limited mobility or wheelchair accessible seating for commencement should arrive early to the XL Center. XL Center staff will be able to show your guest as well as one companion to an accessible seating section. XL Center staff will attempt to seat the rest of your guests as close to the section as possible. As seats are first-come, first-served, early arrival to the XL Center is encouraged.
Parking for XL Center visitors are available in surrounding lots and garages, inclusive of accessible parking. Here is information about XL Center parking: http://www.xlcenter.com/around-the-arena/parking
Please email Jennifer Boylan, Student Accessibility Coordinator, at [email protected] with any access questions or concerns.