‘Tis the season for college commencement — at universities across the country, students are walking the stage with their caps and gowns to receive a degree they’ve dedicated years and countless hours of work to complete. It is a moment of pride and celebration for graduates and their loved ones alike.
Everyone is ready to capture this once in a lifetime memory-in-the-making. There’s little doubt that Instagram and TikTok feeds will soon be flooded with photos of new grads, adorned in their regalia, relishing their accomplishment.
We want to help you and your family make the most of your graduation day photos – here are some of the best places to take commencement photos on UB’s campus!
Picture Yourself at the Park Ave Clock
Make your commencement picture an instant classic by taking a celebratory snapshot in front of the Park Ave. Clock. The iconic clock is a picturesque part of the Bridgeport campus. By snagging a commencement photo here, you’re sure to capture UB’s unique character.
Celebrate at the University of Bridgeport Sign
Photos in front of your university’s sign are a commencement staple. Show your UB pride — strike a pose in front of the sign at the Park Avenue entrance.
Snag Some Photos on Knights Field
If you’re a student athlete, Knights Field is the perfect place for a photo. After all, commencement photos are meant to celebrate your college career, and that includes your time on the field!
Capture the Spirit of the Sound at Waldemere
Celebrate on the shore of Long Island Sound — after all, it’s a big part of the Bridgeport experience! You’ll capture the local vibe when you take your photo by the water at Waldemere.
Take a Pic at the Ernest C. Trefz School of Business
You worked hard to earn your Business degree, spending hours honing your skills at the Ernest C. Trefz School of Business. Take a photo in front of the Trefz School in honor of all those late-night study sessions!
Make Memories under the Marina Arch
On an average day, it may not be the best luck to walk underneath the Marina Arch. But commencement day is an exception. The Marina Arch (which is sometimes called the Barnum Arch,) is part of Bridgeport history, previously serving as an entry point to PT Barnum’s Marina Mansion. Keep the legend alive and take a lucky picture under the arch!
Grab a Snapshot at the Health Science Center
If you’re a Health Science student, commemorate your diploma with a photo from home base. A picture in front of the Health Science Center is the perfect way to celebrate your professional achievements.
Show Purple Knight Pride on the Pedestrian Mall
The cobblestone path at the Pedestrian Mall is picture-perfect. Smile and pose for a photo on the stones — your snapshot is a guaranteed classic.
Commemorate Your Achievements Under Perry Memorial Arch
The Perry Memorial Arch is a symbol of Seaside Park. In honor of the time you spent exploring UB’s beautiful backyard park, take a nostalgic snapshot under the arch.
A Message for our Graduates
UB simply wouldn’t be without you. We would like to thank the Class of 2023 for helping make University of Bridgeport the socially conscious, hardworking, and inclusive community that it is. It is with great pride that we watch you embark on this incredible chapter of your journey — charting your own unique course as you make a positive impact on the world around you. Make sure to tag UB on your social platforms (and, of course, follow us to stay in the loop even after graduation) and use the hashtag #UBClassof23!
Congratulations to the Class of 2023!
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