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Commencement

December Graduates University Recognition Ceremony

Saturday, December 15
10am – 12pm
Barton Hall

The university’s annual Recognition Ceremony for December 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, students planning to attend must submit an RSVP by December 13. Information on this ceremony can be found on the Office of Commencement site.


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

May Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony Participation

Degree recipients for August 2017, December 2017, and May 2018 may participate in the Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony on Sat. May 26 and Commencement ceremony on Sun. May 27, 2018. Visit the University Commencement website.

August 2018 and December 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, 2018, you may pick up a packet at 143 Caldwell Hall. If you are out of town, through April 11, 2018, you may request a packet be mailed to you by contacting thesis@cornell.edu.

Adding Your Name in the Commencement Program

May 2018 Degree recipients. The deadline for adding names to the commencement program is March 5, 2018. 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

May Commencement Participation

Sun. May 27, 2018. Visit the University Commencement website.

Obtain a Commencement Packet 

Beginning March 1, 2018, you may pick up a packet at 143 Caldwell Hall. If you are out of town, through April 11, 2018, you may request a packet be mailed to you by contacting thesis@cornell.edu.

Adding Your Name in the Commencement Program 

May 2018 Degree recipients. The deadline for adding names to the commencement program is March 5, 2018. Please use the Commencement Program Form

Degree recipients for August 2018 or December 2018 may participate in the commencement ceremony in May. Your name will automatically appear in the commencement program. 


For Professional Master’s Candidates:

May Commencement Participation

Sun. May 27, 2018. Visit the University Commencement website.

Commencement Program Deadlines 

Degree recipients for August 2017 or December 2017 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 2018 Degree recipients. Contact your College Registrar Office for information. Please refer to Office of the University Registrar for campus address.

Obtain a Commencement Packet

Beginning March 1, 2018, you may pick up a packet at your College Registrar. Please refer to Office of the University Registrar for campus address.