Three Rivers Community College to Hold Virtual Commencement on Saturday, June 13

Three Rivers Community College is pleased to announce that its 55th commencement will be held virtually online on Saturday, June 13 at 2:00 p.m. Commencement is a time when family, friends, faculty, and staff celebrate the graduates of Three Rivers, their dedication, and their successes, but Covid-19 has changed the circumstances this year. So for the Class of 2020, family and friends will celebrate graduate accomplishments together but separately via a virtual commencement with all the “pomp and circumstance” that is deserved. Over 450 students will be awarded degrees and certificates.


The ceremony may be held online but will feature the same integral elements that define a Three Rivers Commencement. Every single graduate’s name will be read and featured on the screen, often with a picture, as they receive their degree. Speakers will include Three Rivers President Mary Ellen Jukoski, Connecticut State Colleges and Universities President Mark Ojakian, Dean of Academic Affairs and Student Services Robert Farinelli, Professor Michael Carta and graduate Sebastian Bartosiak. The Medallions for Academic Excellence will be announced by President Jukoski. The ceremony will include Piper and Professor Will O’Hare leading the processional and recessional as well as Three Rivers student Mya Millbauer singing the National Anthem.

Graduates can celebrate from home in the traditional graduation-day attire of cap, gown and tassel. Those who preregistered will be able to pick these up in a Commencement Package along with a printed Commencement program on June 4 from noon to 6:00 pm. at the College. All others will receive them via mail.  

A new interactive addition to this year’s commencement festivities is the Graduate Student Profiles page. Over 190 students have created their own profile pages including a photo, reflections on college and shout-outs to supporters. Friends and family of graduates are encouraged to leave their own well-wishes in a virtual guest book. To view the profiles, visit the Commencement 2020 page - - and scroll down to the Graduate Student Profiles section. There are many stories about these wonderful, accomplished graduates.

To watch the commencement ceremony on June 13 at 2:00 p.m. and view the profiles in advance, visit: