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Commencement Information

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:

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:

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 College Registrar Directory for campus address.

Obtain a Commencement Packet: Beginning March 1, 2018, you may pick up a packet at your College Registrar. Please refer to College Registrar Directory for campus address.