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Planning Your Arrival

Planning Your Commencement Ceremony Arrival on Saturday, May 11, 2024

Graduates walking in commencement should check-in beginning 2 hours before their ceremony at Post University Downtown, 140 Bank Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.  This check-in and line-up area is around the corner from The Palace Theater. Graduates and faculty will process as a group to the venue with much pageantry! (In the event of heavy rain, graduates will be asked to check-in at The Palace Theater stage door entrance, located on Brook St.)


Guests of graduates walking in commencement should arrive at The Palace Theater, 100 E. Main Street Waterbury, beginning one hour before their ceremony. We request guests be seated by 15 minutes before their ceremony start time. All guests must have a ticket to enter the theater. There will be no exceptions. Seating is assigned and guests must use the main theater entrance only. Guests arriving after the start of the processional will be asked to wait in the lobby until the processional is complete, and will then be seated.

Parking for students and guests is free at the Garage, 33 Scovill Street, Waterbury. Post University Associates will be positioned at key locations downtown to guide guests as needed!

Guests visiting Waterbury may explore the following lodging options for their stay:

  • Courtyard by Marriott Waterbury Downtown
    62 Grand Street
    Waterbury, CT
  • Hampton Inn Waterbury
    777 Chase Parkway
    Waterbury, CT
  • Quality Inn
    95 Scott Road
    Waterbury, CT
  • Wyndham Southbury
    1284 Strongtown Road
    Southbury, CT
  • The Comfort Inn of Naugatuck
    716 New Haven Road
    Naugatuck, CT

NOT PERMITTED INSIDE THE THEATER: alcoholic beverages, smoking or vaping, and balloons of any kind.  Balloons will need to be checked in the box office lobby upon arrival and may be picked up following the ceremony. Please note there is no place to store valuables during the ceremony (i.e. large purses, cameras, etc.), so please only bring what is necessary that will fit under your seat or on your lap.


If you need additional assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the Post Events Team at [email protected], or the Registrar’s Office at [email protected].