Universities across CT celebrate graduation ceremonies for Class of 2020 and 2021 this May

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(WTNH) — Another weekend in May, which means more college students in our state are walking the stage for graduation.

Saturday was Day 2 of commencement weekend at Yale University. A series of ceremonies and programs recognized the unique college experience of more than 3,500 graduates.

Saturday’s in-person program included ceremonies at Yale’s old campus where three events spread across the morning and afternoon.

Friday, the Yale School of Nursing Class of 2021 graduated. The ceremony was held on the West Campus. Meanwhile, the Yale School of Architecture held their graduation ceremony in the Yale Art Gallery Sculpture Garden.

Three Yale college commencement ceremonies will be happening Saturday and more events will continue through Monday.

The event Sunday, “Class Day,” will include an appearance by an EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony) winner, songwriter Robert Lopez. His credits include “Frozen,” “The Book of Mormon,” “Coco,” and “Wanda-vision.” The Yale graduate returns to address this year’s graduating class.


Grads at Sacred Heart University had some beautiful weather for their graduation Saturday. Among the graduates picking up their diplomas is News 8’s own Assignment Editor Gina D’Amico.

And in Willimantic, grads at Eastern Connecticut State University celebrating with an in-person ceremony of their own.

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And an in-person ceremony at Quinnipiac University, as well.

Members of the class of 2020 returned to campus after a year to celebrate their graduation – postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic – to celebrate their achievement.

Some 1,300 students from last year’s graduating class returned for the ceremonies this weekend.

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