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WCSU Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 14, at Total Mortgage Arena in Bridgeport

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DANBURY, Connecticut — Western Connecticut State University will hold its 125th Commencement exercises on Sunday, May 14, 2023, at the Total Mortgage Arena, 600 Main St. in Bridgeport. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. for 1,122 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree recipients from the university’s Ancell School of Business, Macricostas School of Arts & Sciences, School of Professional Studies and School of Visual & Performing Arts.

Fallon Campbell
Fallon Campbell

Addressing the 936 undergraduates, 180 master’s degree recipients and six doctoral degree candidates will be graduating student Fallon Campbell, of Carmel, New York. Campbell will receive a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Interdisciplinary Major, during the ceremony. She was selected as the student Commencement speaker by unanimous consensus of the deans of WCSU’s four schools.

Dr. Ethan Balk
Dr. Ethan Balk

Delivering the Keynote Speech will be WCSU University Senate President and Associate Professor of Health Promotion and Exercise Sciences Dr. Ethan Balk. Balk, who has a Ph.D. in Kinesiology from The Ohio State University, is a Registered Clinical Dietician at the Yale Center for Weight Management and launched the Human Nutrition graduate program at WCSU.

There are two large outdoor lots and one parking garage at Total Mortgage Arena. Parking is first-come, first-served and will be free during the Commencement ceremony. Simultaneous events at adjacent venues will result in high demand for parking, so it is suggested that participants and their guests arrive early. Bridgeport Police will be stationed at the entrance and various arena locations to direct traffic and instruct visitors.

Tickets are required to attend. The ceremony will be streamed live at www.wcsu.edu/live for those who are unable to attend.

For more information, contact WCSU Public Relations at pr@wcsu.edu.


Western Connecticut State University changes lives by providing all students with a high-quality education that fosters their growth as individuals, scholars, professionals and leaders in a global society. Our vision: To be widely recognized as a premier public university with outstanding teachers and scholars who prepare students to contribute to the world in a meaningful way.