Commencement 2024

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 10:00 am

Welcome graduates and families! Commencement is a great milestone in one’s life. It is a time where graduates, family members, and friends come together to celebrate the students of Three Rivers Community College, their dedication, and their successes.

Congratulations to the graduates in the Class of 2024!

Commencement Central

This webpage will serve as the hub for all things Commencement: the ceremony, graduate profiles, a video recording of the ceremony, Nursing Pinning information, as well as a collection of media coverage, speeches and all the relevant information pertaining to the 2024 Commencement Ceremony.

Date and Location

Commencement 2024 will take place on Tuesday, May 28 at 10:00 am at Mohegan Sun. The event will take place, rain or shine.

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Participation in the ceremony

The annual May ceremony allows the campus to recognize students that completed their degree at the end of the Fall or Winter Terms plus those that will be finishing their degree requirements in May or August.  Students must have filed a graduation application in their myCTState portal before April 15 and must be successfully completing (or registered in for Summer) their final classes prior to the Graduation “Palooza” event.  All participating graduates must have ordered their cap/gown via Josten’s as coordinated by the Student Programming Office (SPO).

Commencement Ceremony

Those graduates and degree candidates participating in the ceremony are expected to arrive at Mohegan Sun Uncas Ballroom by 8:30 am on May 28.  Students are asked to report to the Uncas Ballroom where directions will be provided for check-in and the processional line up will begin to form by 9:00 am.


Diplomas will be available at a later date, and students that have met all degree requirements will be notified via email when their diploma is ready for pickup

Cap and Gown Pick-up

Caps and gowns must be ordered by April 15 via the Cap and Gown Ordering form. Caps and gowns can be picked up on May 15 from 9 am to 7 pm at the Grad-a-Palooza in the multi-purpose room.

Grad Party

Graduates should attend the festive grad party on May 21 from 4 pm to 7 pm. The party will double as the rehersal with free food, great music and giveaways! 

Nursing Pinning

The 63rd Nursing Pinning Ceremony will take place Tuesday, May 28, at 1:00 p.m. at Mohegan Sun.

Day of Commencement


There is no assigned seating, however the best seats will normally be taken first and quickly. Each participating graduate will be allocated a limited number of tickets, depending on size of graduating class. Watch for specific information that will be available closer to Commencement.

Directions and Parking

  • Directions to Mohegan Sun
  • Parking is free. The closest parking garage to the venue is Riverview Garage.


Professional photos of the graduates will be taken by GradImages™ as students receive their diploma case and again after they exit the stage. Students will receive proofs from GradImages™ via email and these can also be viewed online at, however there is no obligation to purchase.

Personal photographs and videos may be taken only from seats or in the designated photo area to the left of the stage.

View photos from commencement. 


The entire commencement will be filmed by Three Rivers and live streamed on the Three Rivers YouTube page. A link to the live stream will also be available on the CT State Three Rivers Facebook page. The video will be available on the Three Rivers YouTube Channel.

Do’s and Don’ts

  • Photographs and videos may be taken only from seats or in the designated photo area.
  • Cell phones should be set to silent during the ceremony.
  • Please remain in your seat until the end of the ceremony.
  • No balloons or confetti will be permitted inside the ballroom.
  • No liquor or smoking is permitted.


Press coverage will be posted here.

Social Media

Please feel free to share your own photos and videos with us on social media. Be sure to use #CTSTATE2024.

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Please email to:  with any questions you may have related to the Commencement event.