Commencement 2021

Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 2:00 pm

A Virtual Commencement Event!

Welcome, graduates and families, to the fifty-sixth Annual Commencement Exercises! Commencement is a great milestone in one’s life. It is a time where graduates, family members, and friends celebrate the students of Three Rivers Community College, their dedication, and their successes.

A broadcast of the full Commencement Ceremony including pre-recorded degree presentations will go live at 2 pm for you to celebrate with family and friends!

COVID-19 continues to change how we celebrate our graduates this year. This year we will once again have a video-cast, but this time, rather than photos of the graduates, it will include video of students receiving their diploma which will be done in advance. We are working to make this an exciting celebration with all the pomp and circumstance that you deserve.

Please check back for more details. We will be updating this page on a regular basis.

Congratulations to the Class of 2021 Graduates!

Commencement Central

This webpage will serve as the hub for all things Commencement: the virtual ceremony, graduate profiles, a video recording of the ceremony, Nursing Pinning information, as well as a collection of media coverage, speeches and all the relevant information pertaining to the 2021 Commencement Ceremony.

Videocast of Commencement 2021

online graduation

Join us here for the videocast. More details to follow.


Nursing Pinning

The 57th Nursing Pinning Ceremony took place Friday, May 14 at 6:00 pm at Dodd Stadium.

2021 Graduate Profiles

We’re excited to announce that we will have a 2021 Graduate Profiles page again. You’ll be able to see profiles of our graduates who participated and sign their guest book to wish them the best by clicking here. Profiles will begin to be posted in the next few weeks.

Graduates, you can access the Graduate Profile Information Form here to enter your information and upload your photo. Your profile will be posted within a week of approval.


Read the 2021 Commencement Program.


  • Graduation is not automatic, students must apply. The deadline was February 28. Read more here.
  • Actual diplomas for May graduates will be handed out a celebratory drive through event on Wednesday, May 26 and Thursday, May 27 from 11 am – 5 pm. Additional details to come.

Taping for the Commencement Virtual Ceremony

The Commencement Ceremony will feature pre-recorded in-person degree presentations for those comfortable with it. These will be incorporated into a Commencement video that will be broadcast online on May 29 at 2:00 pm. This allows graduates to celebrate with their family and friends.

Friday – May 7, 2021 – On campus event at Three Rivers with in-person degree presentations!

GRADUATES ONLY are invited for this event! Times are reserved for you based on your program or degree. Your name will be announced and you’ll walk across the stage in your cap and gown and be personally congratulated by President Mary Ellen Jukoski! This event will be recorded and included in the virtual commencement broadcast!

If you want to participate in the in-person portion, please let us know, so that we can include you on the details. Email with your name, degree program and graduation year. 2020 Graduates are invited to participate also. Please just let us know you’ll be attending.

An email with further details will be sent to you. On the days and time that the program you are graduating from is listed, please arrive approximately 30 minutes before your session begins. If you have a student ID, please bring it.

If you are not participating in the pre-recorded event, you will still be included in the broadcasted commencement video.

All Sessions take place on Friday, May 7, 2021

11:00 AM


1:00 PM


3:00 PM

CSCU Transfer: Business Studies   CSCU Transfer: Biology Studies   CSCU Transfer: Art Studies
CSCU Transfer: Computer Science Studies   CSCU Transfer: Math Studies   CSCU Transfer: Communication Studies
Construction Technology   CSCU Transfer: Political Science Studies   CSCU Transfer: History Studies
General Engineering Technology   CSCU Transfer: Psych Studies   CSCU Transfer: Spanish Studies
Accounting: Career   CSCU Transfer: Exercise Science Studies   CSCU Transfer: Sociology Studies
Business Administration   CSCU Transfer: Social Work Studies   Liberal Arts & Sciences
Computer Science Technology   Pathway to Teaching Careers   Visual Fine Arts
COT: Engineering Science   Certified Clinical Medical Assisting   General Studies
Criminal Justice: Enforcement   Early Childhood Education   Graphic Design
Criminal Justice: Treatment   Exercise Science   General Studies Certificate
Electric, Laser & Robotics Engineering Tech   Human Services    
Environmental Engineering Tech   Nursing – CT – CCNP    
Manufacturing Engineering Tech   Sports and Leisure Management    
Mechanical Engineering Tech        
Nuclear Engineering Tech        
Sports and Leisure Management        
Technology Studies: Biomolecular Sci Option        
Technology Studies        
Technology Studies: Comp-aided Design Option        
Accounting Certificate        
Computer Aided Drafting Certificate        
Construction Management Certificate        
Data Analytics Certificate        
Environmental Health and Safety Management Certificate        
Library Technology Certificate        
Marketing Certificate        
Mech/Elect Manufacturing Basic Certificate        
Surveying & Mapping Technician Certificate        

Caps and Gowns Pick-up

Caps and gowns will be available for pick-up only to those who requested them via the Cap and Gown Ordering form. More information to come.

“Graduation Guest” Lawn Sign

Purchase a “Graduation Guest” lawn sign today for $25!

Send us your best “Selfie” headshot, straight forward photo 1 meg or larger preferred, (the better the photo, the better the outcome). Your photo will be enlarged to 16” wide x 24” high single sided cut to shape sign.

Signs will be arranged on the College lawn on Friday, May 7 and may be used again at your home celebrations!

Deadline to Order: April 22, 2021

Email photo to

Pay $25 online Graduation Guest Sign

Photos and Video

Graduates, please take pictures and/or videos to commemorate your celebration and share them with us on social media. Be sure to use #TRCC2021.

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Media Coverage

PHOTO GALLERY Three Rivers Community College Gives Out Diplomas – The Bulletin

Students from all walks of life graduate from Three Rivers Community College in virtual ceremony – The Day

Commencement Speeches

Mary Ellen Jukoski, Ed.D., President, Three Rivers Community College

Ned Lamont, M.B.A., Governor, State of Connecticut

Diba A Khan-Bureau, Ph.D., Professor of Environmental Engineering Technology, Chair, Faculty Senate

Allen Lyon, Student Government Vice President

Kenneth G. Briggs, M.S., Director of Financial Aid