Highlights from Announcements 11/28/22

Students sit on Libe Slope on a late fall afternoon
Lindsay France/Cornell University


Thesis/Dissertation Submission Deadline is Thursday, December 1st!

Congratulations to students who have reached the finish line and plan to complete degree requirements and graduate this semester. You need to submit your approved thesis/dissertation by December 1st to graduate in December. Contact the Graduate School (gradstudserv@cornell.edu) with questions or concerns.

December Graduates University Recognition Ceremony

The Cornell University Recognition Ceremony for December ’22 Graduates will be held in Barton Hall on Sunday, December 18 at 10 a.m.

If you plan to attend please review all the information on the Cornell Commencement website.

Here are specific items for you to review:

  1. Pre-order your cap and gown by November 13. (Note: this deadline has passed.)
  2. RSVP to participate in the ceremony by December 15.
  3. Tickets for guests: Guests will not need tickets for entry to the event. We encourage up to four guests per graduate. Graduates must RSVP to participate in the event and indicate number of guests attending.

Submit In Absentia Requests Now if You’ll be Away for Spring 2023

If you plan to be engaged in full-time study at least 100 miles from campus during the spring semester, you may apply for the in absentia tuition rate using the online Request for In Absentia Tuition Rate form. The deadline to submit the request for Spring 2023 was November 15. Requests filed after the deadline will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and students may be subject to finance charges and fees. Requests cannot be accepted after the start of the academic term.

Student Spotlight

Olivia Paschall doing fieldwork in MongoliaOlivia Paschall is a doctoral student in geological sciences from Hickory, North Carolina. She earned her B.S. in geology from Appalachian State University and now studies a satellite remote sensing tool at Cornell.

Read more about Olivia Paschall.

All spotlights.


Ph.D. Candidate Published in Sustainable Energy & Fuels

Hanifrahmawan Sudibyo, a Ph.D. candidate and Fulbright scholar in chemical engineering, published a paper in Sustainable Energy & Fuels. His paper presented a method development for characterizing elemental speciation and chemistry of hydrochar formation during hydrothermal liquefaction of agri-food waste.