Graduation Requirements

Students are not required to apply to graduate or participate in the Commencement Ceremony. Designated faculty (certifiers) will pre-certify students within each academic program, ensuring the eligibility of all candidates. The pre-certification process occurs from February 4, 2022 to March 4, 2022.

Students will receive their graduation and virtual commencement-eligibility status the week of March 14, 2022. During that time, students will receive an email from ubcommencement@bridgeport.edu to their UB email address. Eligibility is processed through the Registrar’s office based off the certifiers decision. The graduation fee of $150.00 will be assessed upon pre-certification, whether or not a student participates in the ceremony.

All students who received Federal Direct Loan or Federal Perkins loans MUST complete Exit Interview by November 30, 2022. The Federal Direct Loan Exit Interview is available online at https://studentaid.gov. The Perkins Exit Interview is online at www.myloancounseling.com. Students can review their individual loan information by logging https://nslds.ed.gov – Financial Aid Review.

Please note that all outstanding balances owed to the University must be paid in full before the Office of the Registrar will release the diploma to the student. Please contact Student Financial Services with questions at (203) 576-4568 or sfs@bridgeport.edu.


Final Certification


College of Arts and Sciences

College of Engineering, Business, and Education

College of Health Sciences