Commencement

Students participate in the doctoral hooding ceremony

December Graduates University Recognition Ceremony

Saturday, December 21
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 19. 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 2018, December 2018, and May 2019 may participate in the Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony on Sat. May 25 and Commencement ceremony on Sun. May 26, 2019. Visit the University Commencement website.

August 2019 and December 2019 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, 2019, you may pick up a packet at 143 Caldwell Hall. If you are out of town, through April 11, 2019, you may request a packet be mailed to you by contacting thesis@cornell.edu.


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

May Commencement Participation

Degree recipients for August 2018, December 2018, and May 2019 may participate in the Commencement ceremony on Sun. May 26, 2019. Visit the University Commencement website.

Obtain a Commencement Packet 

Beginning March 1, 2019, you may pick up a packet at 143 Caldwell Hall. If you are out of town, through April 11, 2019, you may request a packet be mailed to you by contacting thesis@cornell.edu.

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 26, 2019. Visit the University Commencement website.

Commencement Program Deadlines 

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.

Adding Your Name in the Commencement Program

May 2019 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, 2019, you may pick up a packet at your College Registrar. Please refer to Office of the University Registrar for campus address.