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Commencement

Information for Parents and Guests

Goodwin College is pleased to welcome you to the 2016 Commencement. We are delighted to be celebrating with you and your family at this exciting time.

Here are some things you need to know for your graduate’s big day:

Parking

Parking will be available at:

Goodwin College
River Campus (Main Campus)
One Riverside Drive
East Hartford, CT 06118

Goodwin College
403 Main Street
East Hartford, CT 06118

Riverside Magnet School at Goodwin College
29 Willowbrook Road
East Hartford, CT 06118

Connecticut River Academy
9 Riverside Drive
East Hartford, CT 06118

Directions

Click here for directions to Goodwin College’s River Campus and other parking areas.

Arrival

The 2016 Commencement will be held outdoors on the Goodwin green under a large white tent. The ceremony begins at 10:00 am and the tent will be open for guest seating at 9:15 a.m.

Tickets

There are no tickets for this event. Seating is general admission and first come, first serve. We welcome you to bring lawn chairs and sit on the outer perimeter of the tent.

Commencement Printed Program

A program book describing the ceremony and listing the graduates’ names will be distributed to guests by graduation volunteers prior to seating.

Duration of Ceremony

The duration of the ceremony is approximately three hours. Out of respect for all graduates, guests are expected to remain for the entire ceremony. We allow recognition of the moment with clapping; however, we ask that it be kept to a minimum in consideration of each graduate.

Live Stream

A live stream of the ceremony will be available on the Goodwin College website for guests who are unable to attend the commencement ceremony.

Balloons

Please be aware that balloons are not allowed in the tent.

Photography

GradImages is the official photographer for the 2016 Commencement. A package with proofs and order information will be mailed to graduates’ homes after graduation. Please note that guests will not be allowed to come to the front of the stage or into the aisles for photos of or with their graduate. Every graduate will receive a complimentary 5X7 photo from the ceremony.

Flower and Goodwin College Swag Sales

Flowers will be available for purchase. All proceeds will support Goodwin College student scholarships.

Goodwin College merchandise from the Bookstore will be available for purchse.

Keeping tabs on your graduate? Visit the Information for Graduates page to learn how our students will be participating in graduation festivities.