Class of 2021


Commencement is a symbol of our students’ achievement and the support they received from their loved ones on this important journey. After substantial consideration, and under the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the State of Connecticut, the University of Bridgeport hosted two May 2021 in-person Commencement Ceremonies.


SATURDAY, MAY 15, 2021

Welcoming Remarks
President Stephen Healey

National Anthem

Father Michael Doody

Introduction of Stage Participants
Provost Manyul Im

The Honorable Joseph P. Ganim, Mayor, City of Bridgeport

Senior Class Speaker
Zaire De Sousa - Undergraduate
Laarni Beciril - Graduate

Conferral of Honorary Degree
President Stephen Healey, Provost Manyul Im

Commencement Address
Richard A. Robinson, Chief Justice, CT Supreme Court - Undergraduate
Anne Diamond, President of Bridgeport Hospital - Graduate

Conferral of Degrees
President Stephen Healey
Dean Hans Van de Giessen - College of Arts and Sciences
Dean Khaled Elleithy - College of Engineering, Business, and Education
Dean Michael Ciolfi - College of Health Sciences

Alma Mater
Alma Mater, a toast to thee!
Pledge our honor, our loyalty.
From the ocean, far 'cross the land.
Our noble College will proudly stand.

Golden memories of days serene,
Golden seasons, familiar scenes,
Bonds will keep us forever true.
Alma Mater, Bridgeport U.


View photos from each ceremony

COVID-19 Response

We remain committed to the health and safety of the campus and Bridgeport communities as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

See a list of COVID-19 Policies & Procedures issued by Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater, as well as other important updates from the Commencement Committee.

Show Your Pride

Download and print University of Bridgeport 2021 graduate signs! These can be printed at home or at your local printer (Staples, FedEx, UPS).

University of Bridgeport Class of 2021
Class of 2021 - University of Bridgeport
Proud Family of a 2021 Graduate

Celebrate Commencement on social 🎓

Use the hashtag #UBGrad2021 and show your pride with our filters or Facebook frame.