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University of Hartford to Hold Fall Commencement on Sunday

Posted 12/01/2010
Posted by David Isgur

The University of Hartford will hold its Fall Commencement on Sunday, Dec. 5, at 2:30 p.m., at which time 140 students will receive undergraduate or graduate degrees. The graduation ceremony will take place in Lincoln Theater on the University of Hartford campus. University President Walter Harrison will offer remarks to the graduates.

The Fall graduating class is made up of students of all ages and backgrounds, including Nancy Rubera, who works in the University's admissions office. When she graduates on Sunday, she will join all four of her daughters as University of Hartford alumnae.

There will also be 28 graduates wearing Legacy Medals at this Fall Commencement. Legacy students have a grandparent, parent, child, sibling, cousin, niece, nephew, aunt, or uncle who attended the University of Hartford.

The University holds two commencement ceremonies, one in the fall and one in the spring. Fall Commencement is for undergraduate and graduate students who complete their degree requirements in September or January but cannot attend the University's traditional Commencement ceremony in May. The Fall Commencement ceremony was introduced in 1996 to provide these students with a formal ceremony that celebrates their academic accomplishments.

Chartered in 1957 with the mission to be a "private university with a public purpose," the University of Hartford offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in the arts, humanities, business, engineering and technology, education, and health professions. The University's student body of 7,200 represents 45 states and nearly 50 countries. For more information, visit