Date and Location

Commencement took place virtually on Saturday June 13, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

The COVID-19 Pandemic changed how we celebrated our graduates in 2020. We were living through unprecedented times, yet our students’ strength and determination to finish their coursework and graduate was inspiring to us all. Together but separate, we celebrated their accomplishments via a virtual commencement with all the “pomp and circumstance” that they deserved.

Videocast of Commencement 2020

Commencement 2020 Program

You can see the official Commencement 2020 program here (pdf).

2020 Graduate Profiles

Graduate Profiles pages were launched for the first time in 2020. You can see profiles of our graduates who participated. Visit 2020 Graduate Profiles here.


Media Coverage

The Bulletin — Three Rivers students had virtual commencement

The Day — Online graduation ceremony celebrates ‘the COVID-19 class’ at Three Rivers 

Commencement Speeches

Please visit our Commencement 2020 Speeches page to read the transcripts of the following:

  • Mary Ellen Jukoski, Ed.D., President, Three Rivers Community College
  • Mark Ojakian, M.A., President, Connecticut State Colleges and Universities
  • Michael Carta, M.S., Professor of Chemistry and Chair of the Faculty Senate
  • Sebastian C. Bartosiak, Student Government President

Nursing Pinning Spring 2020Nursing Pinning

With a traditional Nursing Pinning ceremony not possible right now, some of the Nursing faculty divided up the graduating students and went to their homes to deliver their pins in person – following social distancing rules, of course! Learn more about our Pinning ceremony and find links to photos from these individual pinnings on our Nursing Pinning Page.

Message from President Mary Ellen Jukoski (6/11/20)

A message from Mary Ellen Jukoski, President of Three Rivers Community College, for the 2020 graduating class regarding the state of the country, racism, the College’s commitment, and the graduates’ role for the future.