Gateway Community College 30th Commencement






THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2022, AT 4:00PM






  • Directions to the Amphitheater can be accessed at: Please allow extra time for travel and parking.
  • The Amphitheater has two parking lots available across the street from the venue. There is no fee for parking.
  • Arena policy is that all bags are subject to search upon entry;
  • Signs larger than 8.5x11 inches are not permitted into venue;
  • The following items are not allowed into the venue: weapons of any kind, chairs, alcohol, illegal drugs/substances, glass/metal containers, cans, coolers, large or oversized bags, laser pointers, helium balloons, baby strollers, outside food or beverage.
  • Please refrain from tossing any objects during the graduation ceremony;
  • Silent your cell phones during the ceremony;
  • Student UPASS allows you to have access to take Metro North to the Bridgeport Transportation Station, which is located two blocks away from the Amphitheater.



  • Graduates should arrive by 2:00p.m. Important updates related to graduate assembly, entry and procession directions will be posted here. Please check the site regularly for updates.
  • Students who have achieved a GPA of 3.4 or higher will receive and Honor cord at the amphitheater prior to commencement.
  • All graduates must have an orange guest ticket to enter the Amphitheater. 

Students who have chosen to participate in the commencement ceremony must plan to stay for the entire ceremony which will take approximately two hours.





  • Tickets will be available for pick up at a scheduled Graduation Fair. Each graduate will receive 8 guest tickets. The ceremony will also be live-streamed. Check back for live-streaming information.
  • Arrival times
    • If you have a blue guest ticket, you arrival time will be 2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    • If you have a green guest ticket, your arrival time will be 3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
    • If you have a red guest ticket, your arrival time will be 3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


  • If you are a graduate with a disability who needs special accommodations, please contact Ron Chomicz at or by calling 203-285-2231. Please contact him no later than Monday May 2, 2022.



GRADUATE NAME CARDS (Pick up at Grad Fair)

  • Name cards will be used to call your name and degree/certificate at the ceremony. When graduates are approaching the stage to receive their diploma cover, they must hand their name card to the announcer. When your name is read, please walk across the stage to receive your diploma cover from the College CEO.



  • A professional photographer will be taking pictures at commencement. Fill out your contact information on your Graduation Name Card. This will enable the photographer to contact you directly to make arrangements directly with the studio for purchasing the photographs.
  • A photographer from the Amphitheater will also be available to take family portraits at designated locations.

Guests are not permitted in the aisles to take photographs during the Commencement exercises as such activity can be distracting and may create safety concerns.



  • All participating graduates will be given a diploma cover on stage at Commencement. You will receive notification from the Dean of Student Affairs when diplomas will be available for students.
  • If you are not planning on attending the ceremony, you will be notified as to when you will be able to come to the college to pick up your diploma from the Dean of Student Affairs.


Graduation Fairs

Attend a Graduation Fair and be ready for the Big Day!

  • Pick up tickets • Pick up pre-ordered cap and gown • Participate in Cap Decorating Contest • Receive Graduate Name Card • Receive information regarding class rings • A professional photographer will be at the April 13th Grad Fair for portraits • And much more


Graduation Fairs will be held on the 2nd Floor Fairway except for April 27.

  • Wednesday, April 13 2p.m. - 6p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 19 11a.m. - 3p.m.
  • Thursday, April 21 11a.m. - 3p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 27 2p.m. - 6p.m. (North Haven Campus 88 Bassett St.)
  • Thursday, May 5 1p.m. - 3:30p.m.



Continue to check back for more updates!