2022 CEIN/BS Commencement Ceremony

The School of Nursing 2022 CEIN Commencement Ceremony
will take place at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts
on Thursday, December 15th, 2022, at 5 p.m.

Masks are strongly encouraged but not required.

Information for Students

Students should arrive at the Jorgensen in the basement area at 4:00pm to start getting ready.

Guests will begin to enter the auditorium around 4:30pm.

Procession will start at 5:00pm with the ceremony beginning shortly after at 5:10pm.


Tickets were mailed in early November. If you have questions, please contact serina.bowman@uconn.edu

Caps and Gowns

All students must obtain caps and gowns from the UConn Barnes and Noble Bookstore.  Regalia can be picked up at the Bookstore if it was not shipped directly to your home. This will be available early December.


After the ceremony is complete, faculty and distinguished guests will recess out of the auditorium first, followed by the graduates led by the School’s Marshals. Your guests will be asked to remain in their seats until all have recessed.

Information for Family Members

The Ceremony will take place in the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts.

Guests will begin to enter the auditorium around 4:30pm.

Procession will start at 5:00pm with the ceremony beginning shortly after at 5:10pm

 Seating is first come, first serve.


Tickets were sent out early November. If you have any questions, please contact the school.

Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts

In keeping consistent with national best practices, UConn will be implementing the use of metal detectors at all graduation ceremony venues in 2022.  The metal detectors have been utilized at Gampel Pavilion for several years and will be added at Jorgensen and the Student Union.  Event staff will assist with entry through the detectors and are versed in efficiently getting everyone into the venue.  There is no need to take any special steps, as venue guidelines regarding prohibited items should be followed.


There will be professional photographers at the ceremony taking photographs of candidates as they receive their diploma covers (the diploma will be mailed by the Registrar’s Office in a few months).  Graduates will receive proofs following Commencement and may, if they choose to, order prints.

No tripods will be allowed in the Jorgensen.  Members of the audience using handheld cameras may take pictures during the ceremonies 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.  Guests will not be permitted on the stage or the pathways of the candidates.


Parking can be in either the North (closest) or South Garage.   You will need to allow time to arrive on campus, park, and be seated in the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts.  People may be dropped off in front of the Jorgensen Center.  The Jorgensen Center front entrance is on Hillside Road and is handicap accessible.


A map of the campus is online at https://maps.uconn.edu/

There are two parking garages on campus. The North Garage is located at the intersection of North Eagleville and Hillside Roads across from the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts.  The South Garage is adjacent to the Harry A. Gampel Pavilion on Stadium Road. Free parking is available in both garages for Commencement.

North Parking Garage: 103 North Eagleville Road, Storrs, CT 06269

South Parking Garage (please use the address for the Burton Family Football Complex - the garage is next door): 505 Stadium Road, Storrs, CT 06269.


Guests with Disabilities

The following accommodations will be available.

  • A sign language interpreter and special seating for people with hearing disabilities.
  • Accessible area for individuals, who use wheelchairs, NOTE: wheelchairs are NOT provided, please bring your own.
  • Modified bathroom facilities.
  • Parking will be available on the ground level of the North and South Parking Garages for vehicles with official permits from a state Motor Vehicle Department for handicapped parking.
  • Accessible Van Service: Handicapped accessible vans will be sitting outside of the North Parking Garage waiting to drive guests to the proper Commencement venue. Once the ceremony concludes, they will be waiting outside of the venue to return guests to the North Parking Garage. To obtain these services, please call (860) 486-4991. Guests with disabilities may also be dropped off directly in front of the Jorgensen Center but cars cannot remain there.

    Further Information

    The University's Commencement Office has established a website to provide easy access to information regarding the Commencement ceremony.  Many specific questions are addressed under Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).  Driving directions and nearby lodging information are also available on the website.

    If you wish to contact the School of Nursing directly, Jaime Chase, is the commencement contact:

    Jaime Chase
    University of Connecticut
    231 Glenbrook Road Unit 4026
    Storrs, CT  06269-4026
    Email:  jaime.chase@uconn.edu

    To view the Commencement Program, Order of Exercises, please click here.


    If you would like to request a printed copy of the program, please follow this link and complete the online request form by January 13th.