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Commencement Information

For All Graduate School Students:

Participate in the December Recognition Event

Saturday, December 16, 2017
10am-12pm
Barton Hall

The university's fifteenth annual Recognition Event and Reception for December 2017 graduates is a special event enjoyed by students and families. There is no limit to the number of guests who may attend and there are no tickets. However, for event planning purposes, students who plan to attend must RSVP.

See Recognition Event web page for CAP & GOWN | RSVP | PROCESSION ORDER, and more.

Deadlines for students planning to attend:

Graduate students may also attend additional college events and need to RSVP accordingly.

For Doctoral (Ph.D., J.S.D., and D.M.A.) Candidates:

May Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony Participation:

Degree recipients for August 2016, January 2017, and May 2017 may participate in the Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony on Sat. May 27 and Commencement ceremony on Sun. May 28, 2017. Visit the University Commencement website.

August 2017 and January 2018 degree candidates may also participate in these events during Commencement Weekend, however, your name will not be included in this year’s program, but will be in next year’s program.

Obtain a Commencement Packet: Beginning March 1, 2017, you may pick up a packet at 143 Caldwell Hall.  If you are out of town, through April 11, 2017, you may request a packet be mailed to you by contacting thesis@cornell.edu.

Adding Your Name in the Commencement Program: May 2017 Degree recipients. The deadline for adding names to the commencement program is March 4, 2017. Please use the Commencement Program Form.

For Master of Science (M.S.), Master of Arts (M.A.) or Master of Fine Arts (Creative Writing) Candidates:

Commencement Participation: Sun. May 28, 2017. Visit the University Commencement website.

Obtain a Commencement Packet: Beginning March 1, 2017, you may pick up a packet at 143 Caldwell Hall.  If you are out of town, through April 11, 2017, you may request a packet be mailed to you by contacting thesis@cornell.edu.

Adding Your Name in the Commencement Program: May 2017 Degree recipients. The deadline for adding names to the commencement program is March 4, 2017. Please use the Commencement Program Form

Degree recipients for August 2016 or January 2017 may participate in the commencement ceremony in May. Your name will automatically appear in the commencement program. 

For Professional Master's Candidates:

Commencement Participation: Sun. May 28, 2017. Visit the University Commencement website.

Commencement Program Deadlines: Degree recipients for August 2016 or January 2018 may participate in the commencement ceremony in May. Your name will automatically appear in the commencement program.

Adding Your Name in the Commencement Program:  May 2017 Degree recipients. Contact your College Registrar Office for information. Please refer to College Registrar Directory for campus address.

Obtain a Commencement Packet: Beginning March 1, 2017, you may pick up a packet at your College Registrar. Please refer to College Registrar Directory for campus address.