Winter Commencement
Sunday, December 16, 2018

Celebrating the Class of 2018.

The University of New Haven will award more than 700 degrees during its winter Commencement ceremony.

At a Glance

361 Undergraduate Degree Candidates

367 Graduate Degree Candidates

15 Honor Societies

50 Latin Honors

57 Undergraduate Programs

34 Graduate Programs

Honorary Degree Recipients

Teresa Younger
President and CEO of the Ms. Foundation for Women
Doctor of Humane Letters

Eileen Eder
Award-winning artist, arts instructor, and philanthropist
Doctor of Humane Letters

James Zander ’73
Founder and owner of James Zander & Associates
Founder of Zander Realty, LP
Doctor of Business Administration

"I encourage you to be socially conscious, to embrace innovation, to welcome debate, and to seek new opportunities, especially those that require you to leave your comfort zone. I urge you, most importantly, to approach your future endeavors with an unwavering commitment to being a compassionate and empathetic individual."President Kaplan
"Listen to your inner self. Understand your privilege. So many of us think we don’t have anything to offer, but you do. Having a degree from the University of New Haven gives you privilege."Teresa Younger, Commencement Speaker
"We are a powerful generation because we don’t settle. We re-create. We know what we want our future to look like, and we fight until changes are in place. The education and skills you’ve developed here have built you to be an asset in the path you choose."Mackenzie Upshaw M.S. ’19, Executive Vice President of the Graduate Student Council
"At the end of the road is a degree that will open doors for the rest of your career. Sitting here today, you’ve made it to the end of that road. You will soon have that degree in your hands, and you can begin the next phase of what I’m sure will be a truly successful and prosperous life."Parker Johnson ’19, President of the Undergraduate Student Government Association

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