Graduation – MSW Candidates

General Information

Includes information on graduation dates, diplomas, etc.


Below are some important links on Connecticut’s social work licensure.

You cannot sit for the LMSW exam until the conferral date on your transcript. We encourage you to continue to check your transcript for the posting of your conferral. Instructions on how to obtain transcripts are below.


The school does not automatically send transcripts. Instructions on how to request a transcript can be found on the Registrar website.

Student Business Cards

Students are able to purchase Business Cards through the Document Production Center.


In-Person University Commencement

MSW Candidates for December 2020, May and August 2021 –
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Rentschler Field
East Hartford, CT

Visit for further information on the ceremony, how to RSVP, guest tickets, regalia, etc.

Virtual University Commencement

Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 1 pm
Streamed via YouTube

School of Social Work Graduate Recognition Ceremony

Friday, May 14, 2021 at 6 pm


The online regalia ordering portal is currently open.

Please order before April 23 to ensure timely delivery; the online ordering portal will close after that date. If you would rather purchase it in-person, the Hartford and Storrs UConn Bookstore locations will offer regalia for purchase starting on April 12.

View the for further information.

Focused Area of Study Process

Students who wish to petition for a Focused Area of Study should first review the requirements within the Focused Area of Study Manual to determine if they met all criteria. If all criteria is met, students should then fill out the Focused Area of Study 2020-2021 Form (below) by Friday, April 28, 2021. If you are petitioning for multiple Focused Areas of Study, please submit a separate form for each.

Requirements for the Focused Area of Study will not be reviewed until after grades have been posted. Those that have fulfilled the requirements will receive a letter via mail early summer. The Focused Area of Study will not appear on your degree, it is verified through the letter sent.