Commencement

Students participate in the doctoral hooding ceremony

The Commencement Committee has shared their plans for in-person Commencement celebrations. Recognizing that changes may be necessary as Commencement approaches, the current plans are for in-person events as follows:

  • Commencement (open to all Graduate School students who graduated August 2021, December 2021, and will graduate May 2022 and August 2022): The university will host two in-person Commencement ceremonies, each with a traditional procession from the Arts Quad, on Saturday, May 28 at Schoellkopf Field.
  • Guests: The four guest limit has been lifted.
  • The Ph.D. Recognition ceremony: The Ph.D. Recognition ceremony will be on Saturday evening, May 28th, after the Schoellkopf events, and will be open to doctoral candidates who graduated August 2021, December 2021, and will graduate May 2022 and August 2022.
  • Other events: College, school, and departmental events will occur throughout Commencement weekend.

Which ceremony should I attend?

Cornell University will host in-person Spring 2022 Commencement events to recognize August 2021, December 2021, May 2022, and August 2022 graduates. To accommodate more participants, the commencement ceremony will be split into two separate events in Schoellkopf Stadium on Saturday, May 28, 2022.

Graduates may attend either ceremony following their fields of study. Assignments will not be made as tickets are no longer needed. Refer to the Commencement website for more details announced soon.

The Commencement website is updated regularly. Please check it for ticket and other important information.

A University Doctoral Recognition Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 28th at 5:00 p.m. at Barton Hall.