Commencement 2023

Southern held its 2023 Undergraduate Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 19, 2023 at the Total Mortgage Arena in Bridgeport, beginning with an academic procession at 10:15 a.m.

Juju Chang

Commencement Speaker

Juju Chang, Emmy Award-Winning Co-Anchor of ABC’s Nightline

Toni Harp

Recipient of Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters

Toni Nathaniel Harp, Mayor of New Haven, 2014-2020


Commencement Photographs

GradImages® is proud to support one of the biggest moments in a graduate’s life: walking across the stage and into the next chapter. With over 40 years of experience, we understand the importance of this moment and the desire to preserve these memories for a lifetime. Finding your/your graduate’s photos after the ceremony is easy. Visit  to view and purchase custom photo products like prints, plaques, specialty gifts, and more.

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Undergraduate Commencement Livestream - Part 1

Undergraduate Commencement Livestream - Part 2