2018 Commencement

Saturday, June 2, 2018

  • Happy graduate at commencement.
  • Happy graduate walking across the stage at commencement
  • Two graduates celebrating at commencement
  • Happy graduate waving before commencement begins
  • Happy graduate showing off her diploma
  • Graduate posing with faculty members

Welcome to the Goodwin College 2018 Commencement homepage. Goodwin College offers a heartfelt congratulations and best wishes to our class of 2018 graduates. We know that the education they have received at Goodwin College will provide the foundation for a lifetime of professional, educational and personal success and happiness.

Here students, their families and friends and Goodwin College faculty and staff can easily access information about commencement day and various activities leading up to and after graduation.

This year, we are pleased to welcome Ms. Whoopi Goldberg as the commencement speaker.

Please visit this webpage often, as regular updates about commencement and related commencement events will be posted.

Ready to graduate?

Here are a few things that must be completed before getting your diploma.


Grad Expo

  • DateSaturday, May 19, 2018
  • Time10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • LocationBusiness and Manufacturing Center, One Pent Rd., East Hartford

Join the Party – Caribbean Style!
Grad Expo is an enjoyable, memorable and important pre-graduation event. On this day, we celebrate your accomplishments, verify that you are clear to graduate and have your caps and gowns ready for pick-up.

Alumni Happy Hour

  • DateThursday, May 24, 2018
  • Time5 – 8 p.m.
  • LocationMaggie McFly’s, 40 Glastonbury Blvd., Glastonbury, CT

Gather your friends, family and fellow alumni for a night of catching up, unwinding and fun at Margarita’s in East Hartford.

Graduation Awards Ceremony and Honor Society Inductions

  • DateThursday, May 31, 2018
  • Time5:30 p.m
  • LocationOne Riverside Drive - Auditorium

Student registration begins at 5:30 p.m. in the River Room (195 Riverside Drive)
Doors open for guests at 5:30 p.m.
Ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m.


  • DateSaturday, June 2, 2018
  • Time10 a.m.
  • LocationGoodwin College

The big day!

Goodwin College Appreciation Day

  • DateSunday, June 3, 2018
  • LocationSix Flags New England

More details coming soon!