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Commencement 2021

Class of 2021

An old and familiar notion holds that the experience of adversity builds character; given that, how much character must there be in the ranks of the Class of 2021?

The disruptions, obstacles, and setbacks are numbingly familiar by now: from a rapid shift to remote learning in the spring of 2020 to the new routine of masks, sanitizing, and mentally calculating a distance of six feet between one’s self and one’s peers. If the global pandemic weren’t enough, there was also a summer that saw the largest sustained protests in American history, a presidential election, the arrival and rollout of life-saving vaccines — and that was just the last 12 months.

But this class is so much more than the last 12 months, and will be so much more in the future. What stories will these newly-minted UConn alumni add to that illustrious volume that began in 1881? Only time will tell, but — having sensed the swells and sweeps of history already in their lives — we can be sure they’re ready to chart that safe passage to tomorrow.

Students Today, Huskies Forever.

By the Numbers

8,197

Degrees Awarded

5,519

Bachelor's degrees

1,945

Master's degrees

743

Doctoral degrees

👩‍🎓 55% Female
👨‍🎓 45% Male

🙌 Youngest: 19
💪 Oldest: 69

🎖 38 U.S. military veterans

🌍 261 international students from 13 countries

🎓 1507 first-generation college students

🍎 407 Honors Scholars

🍏 21 University Scholars

4 Fulbrighters

1 Goldwater Scholar

23 McNair Scholars

3 Gilman Scholarship Recipients

2 National Science Foundation Graduate Fellows

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Upon graduation, you'll join the ranks of more than 264,000 UConn alumni making a difference worldwide. Local, school and college, and affinity alumni groups; events held on-campus and around the globe; and digital connections keep Husky Pride going, years after you leave campus.

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⚜️Attention All Interested Gentlemen ⚜️

The Incomparable Beta Iota Chapter cordially invites all Interested Gentlemen to our Informational today, on Tuesday, September 14th, 2021 at 7:13pm. All details will be personally emailed. Professional Attire is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED! Come join us to learn more about our INCOMPARABLE organization that prides itself on Academic Excellence, Culture, Brotherhood, and Service! To RSVP, please fill out the Google Form in our bio. If you have any questions, please DM our page or email us at lulbetaiota@gmail.com
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#LaUnidadLatina #LUL1982 #Brotherhood #AcademicExcellence #Culture #Service #ΛΥΛ #UConn21 #UConn22 #UConn23 #Uconn24
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⚜️Attention All Interested Gentlemen ⚜️

The Incomparable Beta Iota Chapter cordially invites all Interested Gentlemen to our Summer and Informational on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 7:14pm. Professional Attire is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED! Come join us to learn more about our INCOMPARABLE organization that prides itself on Academic Excellence, Culture, Brotherhood, and Service! To RSVP, please fill out the Google Form in our bio. If you have any questions, please DM our page or email us at lulbetaiota@gmail.com
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#LaUnidadLatina #LUL1982 #Brotherhood #AcademicExcellence #Culture #Service #ΛΥΛ #UConn21 #UConn22 #UConn23 #Uconn24
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We know some of you have moved to new places or plan to, and the uconnalumni Welcome to the Neighborhood series is back this fall, bringing fun, social events to cities around the country. Designed to welcome our newest grads (YOU!) to our alumni networks, you can make connections and learn about locations you’re new to or just want to know more about. Take a two-question survey to tell us which locations you’re most interested in! Link in bio! 🏙 🌆 🌃 #UConn21 ...

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Lambda Upsilon Lambda Graduates 🎓
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The Hermanos of the Beta Iota Chapter would like to extend our biggest Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2021, especially our graduating Hermanos! 🎉🎓
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Hermanos- we are so proud of you for achieving such a momentous milestone in your lives! You have been leaders, pioneers, friends, and family to many and you have played such an important part in campus life. The many long nights where you were studying for your exams or cramming to finish your papers are all worth it in the end! You have put your blood, sweats, and tears to get to where you are today. Never forget that this is only the beginning- keep working towards your dreams/ accomplishments and we will be here to support you all every step of the way because we are brothers- somos una familia! Go out into the world and make us PROUD, PROUD, PROUD! Congratulations Graduates 👏🏽 and La Unidad Para Siempre Hermanos! ⚜️
#LaUnidadParaSiempre #ΛΥΛ #ClassOf2021 #UConn21 #Graduation #AcademicExcellence
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Onto making the plans for the next goal.. stay tuned #uconnaverypoint21 #uconn21 #marinescientist #makeyourdreamsareality ...

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#Brotherhood #Fraternity
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The Hermanos of the Beta Iota Chapter would like to extend our biggest Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2021, especially our graduating Hermanos! 🎉🎓
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Hermanos- we are so proud of you for achieving such a momentous milestone in your lives! You have been leaders, pioneers, friends, and family to many and you have played such an important part in campus life. The many long nights where you were studying for your exams or cramming to finish your papers are all worth it in the end! You have put your blood, sweats, and tears to get to where you are today. Never forget that this is only the beginning- keep working towards your dreams/ accomplishments and we will be here to support you all every step of the way because we are brothers- somos una familia! Go out into the world and make us PROUD, PROUD, PROUD! Congratulations Graduates 👏🏽 and La Unidad Para Siempre Hermanos! ⚜️
#LaUnidadParaSiempre #ΛΥΛ #ClassOf2021 #UConn21 #Graduation #AcademicExcellence
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As our Peer Research Ambassadors from the great class of 2021 graduate and embark on their next journeys, we invited them to reflect on how their involvement in research has shaped their UConn experience. Hear from PRA Ally about how her approach to learning and appreciation for mentorship have evolved via the link in profile. Best of luck in veterinary school, Ally! #undergraduateresearch #uconnresearch #discoverR1 #uconn2021 #uconn21 ...

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