Syracuse University’s Commencement will take place at the Carrier Dome on Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. The ceremony will begin with student and academic processions, followed by keynote speakers and the ceremonial conferring of degrees. The ceremony will conclude by noon. Diplomas are mailed to students after the certification process.
Chancellor Kent Syverud will confer approximately 5,100 degrees at the associate, bachelor, master and doctoral levels as well as 200 juris doctor and nine master of law degrees. Vice Chancellor and Provost Michele G. Wheatly will preside over the ceremony during which recipients of the University’s highest undergraduate academic award will be named and retiring faculty members who have been recommended to receive the title of Emeritus will be acknowledged.
Parents, relatives, and friends of graduates are invited to attend Commencement. There is ample seating for all guests. Tickets are not necessary for Commencement. Entry to the Carrier Dome will begin at 7am.
Sign language interpreters and computer aided real-time translation (CART) will be provided. Guests in wheelchairs or with mobility concerns may sit in the accessible sections of the Carrier Dome. Passes are required for these sections and can be requested by submitting an Accessibility Accommodations form. Passes will be mailed prior to Commencement.
Wheelchair-accessible buses (“Call-A-Bus”) are available for guests with wheelchairs or mobility limitations. These buses serve the Manley Field House North lot and University Ave. Garage to and from the Carrier Dome’s accessible entrance (Gate A). Attendants will be on hand to assist guests.
This event was first published on March 8, 2019 and last updated on April 29, 2019.
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- Parking is free at campus open lots and Manley Field House. University Avenue Garage is open from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. with free shuttle service from the garage to College Place on Main Campus. Free shuttle service will also be available to and from the Manley Field House parking lot to College Place from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free shuttles will also run from South Campus. Please see About → Plan Your Visit → Parking for public transportation, additional information, and directions.
This weekend will be the biggest for high school graduations in Central New York with 32 schools holding commencement ceremonies between Thursday and Sunday. The list of high schools in Onondaga, Cayuga, Madison and Oswego counties includes:
Thursday, June 27
- Cicero-North Syracuse High School - 6 p.m. at Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena, 4585 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse NY 13215
Friday, June 28
- Auburn High School - 6 p.m. at Holland Stadium, 191 Franklin St., Auburn, NY 13021
- Paul V. Moore High School (Central Square) - 6 p.m. , State University College at Oswego’s Marano Campus Center, 109 Campus Center, Oswego, NY 13126
- Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Jr.-Sr. High School - 6:30 p.m. at Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Jr.-Sr. High School, 639 County Route 22, Parish, NY 13131
- Moravia Central School - 6:30 p.m. at Moravia Central School. 68 S. Main St., Moravia, NY 13118
- Weedsport Jr.-Sr. High School - 6:30 p.m. at Weedsport Jr.-Sr. High School, 2821 E. Brutus St., Weedsport, NY 13166
- Chittenango High School - 7 p.m. at John H. Mulroy Civic Center Theaters at Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse, NY
- East Syracuse Minoa High School - 7 p.m. at Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena, 4585 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse NY 13215
- Fabius-Pompey Middle/High School - 7 p.m. in the school auditorium, 1211 Mill St., Fabius, NY 13063
- LaFayette Jr.-Sr. High School - 7 p.m. in the school auditorium, 3122 Route 11 N., LaFayette, NY 13084
- Madison Central School - 7 p.m. at Madison Central School, 7303 State Route 20, Madison, NY 13402
- Mexico High School - 7 p.m. at Mexico High School athletic stadium, 3338 Main St., Mexico, NY 13114
- New Life Christian School - 7 p.m. at New Life Christian School, 1528 River Road, Hamilton, NY 13346
- Tully Jr.-Sr. High School - 7 p.m. in the school auditorium, 5848 NY Route 80, Tully, NY 13159
- Dana L. West Jr.-Sr. High School - 7 p.m. at Dana L. West Jr.-Sr. High School, 30 Maple Ave., Port Byron, NY 13140
Saturday, June 29
- Canastota Jr.-Sr. High School - 9:30 a.m. at Canastota High School, 101 Roberts St., Canastota, NY 13032
- Oswego High School - 9:45 a.m. at SUNY Oswego Marano Campus Center, 109 Campus Center, Oswego, NY 13126
- John C. Birdlebough High School (Phoenix) - 10 a.m., in the school gymnasium, 552 Main St., Phoenix, NY 13135
- Living Word Academy - 10 a.m. at Living Word Family Worship Center, 6101 Court St. Road, Syracuse, NY 13206
- Nottingham High School - 10 a.m. at Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena, 4585 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse NY 13215
- Hamilton Central School - 10 a.m. at Hamilton Central School Auditorium, 47 W. Kendrick Ave., Hamilton, NY 13346
- Oneida High School - 10 a.m. at Oneida High School Front Lawn, 560 Seneca St., Oneida, NY 13421
- Sandy Creek Central School District - 10 a.m. at Sandy Creek Central School District, 124 Salisbury St., Sandy Creek, NY 13145
- Cazenovia High School - 11 a.m. at Cazenovia High School lawn, 31 Emory Ave., Cazenovia, NY 13035
- Institute of Technology at Syracuse Central - 1 p.m. at Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena, 4585 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse NY 13215
- Corcoran High School - 4 p.m. at Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena, 4585 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse NY 13215
Sunday, June 30
- Henninger High School - 1 p.m. at Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena, 4585 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse NY 13215
- Onondaga Jr.-Sr. High School - 1 p.m. at the school, 4479 S. Onondaga Road, Nedrow, NY 13120
- Pulaski High School - 1 p.m. at Pulaski High School, 4624 Salina St., Pulaski, NY 13142
- Marcellus Senior High School - 2 p.m. in the school’s William K. Groeling Auditorium, 1 Mustang Hill, Marcellus, NY 13108
- Union Springs High School - 2 p.m. at Union Springs High School, 239 Cayuga St., Union Springs, NY 13160
- Public Service Leadership Academy at Fowler High School - 4 p.m. at Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena, 4585 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse NY 13215
Here’s the list of schools that have already held their graduation ceremonies this season, with links to their Class of 2019 lists:
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What You Need to Know for Commencement 2019
Are you ready to celebrate your academic achievements? Join in the Syracuse University Commencement exercises and an entire weekend of events to honor you and your fellow graduates.
Syracuse University’s Commencement will take place Sunday, May 12, beginning with the degree candidates’ procession at 9:30 a.m. in the Dome.
Mary C. Daly G’94, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, will deliver the Commencement address.
Syracuse University will confer 7,118 degrees, which are to the bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and associate degree candidates. The College of Law will confer its candidates’ juris doctor and master of law degrees during its Commencement exercises on Friday, May 10. The College of Law’s speaker will be Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code.
During Commencement, Syracuse University Chancellor and President Kent Syverud and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Interim President David C. Amberg will address the graduates. Syracuse Vice Chancellor and Provost Michele Wheatly will preside.
The University will award honorary degrees to Zainab Hawa Bangura, former United Nations special representative of the secretary-general on sexual violence in conflict and former foreign minister for Sierra Leone; Steven W. Barnes ’82, a managing director at Bain Capital and Syracuse University Board of Trustees chairman, whose term ends this month; Daly; and Marvin K. Lender ’63, chairman of Baldwin Street Management LLC and part of the former family business, Lender’s Frozen Bagels.
Incoming Board of Trustees Chair Kathleen Walters ’73 will speak to the graduates, who will receive an alumni welcome from Tracy Barash ’89, president of the Syracuse University Alumni Association.
The two senior class marshals, Abigail J. Covington and Danielle Schaf, will lead graduates during the ceremony. Covington, from Bowie, Maryland, is a writing studies, rhetoric and composition major in the College of Arts and Sciences, with minors in public communications and information technology, design and startups. From Shelby, Nebraska, Schaf, who is in the Renée Crown University Honors Program, is a triple major in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, majoring in anthropology, forensic science and writing studies, rhetoric and composition.
Along with the all-University marshals, 23 student marshals will represent the 13 schools and colleges at Syracuse University; ESF is represented by two student marshals. They were chosen on the basis of leadership abilities, participation in extracurricular activities, service to the University and academic achievement. The marshals will lead the degree candidates of their respective schools or colleges.
Twelve seniors have been designated as Syracuse University Scholars and three as SUNY ESF Scholars. This is the highest academic award given to undergraduate students. This year’s student speaker is Crystal Letona, a communication and rhetorical studies major in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, a women’s and gender studies major in the College of Arts and Sciences and a policy studies major in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell School.
John Palmer, Dean Emeritus of the Maxwell School, will serve as mace bearer and lead the academic procession. The Rev. Brian E. Konkol, dean of Hendricks Chapel, will give the invocation.
The University Marshal is Shiu-Kai Chin ’75, G’78, G’86, Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence and professor of electrical engineering and computer science in the College of Engineering and Computer Science. Associate University Marshal is James K. Duah-Agyeman G’99, director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
The Army and Air Force ROTC cadets will present the colors.
Also during the ceremony, retiring faculty members who have been recommended to receive the title of emeritus by the University Senate to the Syracuse University Board of Trustees will be recognized by LaVonda N. Reed, associate provost for faculty affairs and professor of law.
The Syracuse University Brass Ensemble will perform under the direction of James Spencer, professor of chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences. The national anthem will be sung by Jacob O’Shea, and Nicolas Godzak G’19 will sing the alma mater.
A live video stream will be broadcast for school and college convocations as well as Sunday’s Commencement ceremony.
Celebrate Commencement on social media using the hashtag #SUGrad19.
More information about Commencement 2019 can be found at commencement.syr.edu.
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Syracuse University will hold its 2019 commencement ceremony Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in the Carrier Dome. Each school and college at SU will also hold its own convocation and commencement ceremonies for graduating students Thursday, Friday and Saturday before the university-wide commencement.
College of Arts and Sciences
The convocation for undergraduate Arts and Sciences students will take place Saturday in the Dome at 8:30 a.m. Following the ceremony, a reception will be held at 10:30 a.m. in tents on the Quad. Dina Eldawy, Nathan Shearn and Cristina Colón Feliciano will serve as marshals for the college.
The Arts and Sciences graduate convocation will also be held Saturday in Crouse College’s Setnor Auditorium at 2 p.m. The graduate reception will be held at 3 p.m. in Strasser Commons at Eggers Hall.
College of Engineering and Computer Science
The College of Engineering and Computer Science will hold its convocation Saturday at 8:30 a.m. in the Manley Field House. Mary Spio, a Class of 1998 graduate, will speak at the convocation. Spio is the founder and CEO of CEEK VR, a virtual and augmented reality company. Simone Burns and Ruby Batbaatar will be the college’s marshals.
A reception will be held at 10:30 a.m. in a tent at Manley.
College of Law
The commencement for the College of Law will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the Dome. The college will hold a reception at 1 p.m. in the Levy Atrium at Dineen Hall.
Erika Simonson will serve as the marshal for the College of Law. Reshma Saujani, CEO and founder of Girls Who Code, will give the commencement speech.
College of Visual and Performing Arts
VPA’s convocation for undergraduate and graduate students will take place Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Dome. Oscar-nominated director Chris Renaud, a Class of 1989 graduate, will speak at the convocation. Steven Visceglia and Kali Wilson will be the college’s marshals.
A hooding ceremony — where VPA master’s degree recipients receive their master’s hoods from the college’s faculty — will also be held Saturday in Setnor Auditorium at 4:30 p.m. The reception for both the convocation and the hooding ceremony will be held at 9 p.m. in the Dome.
David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics
Falk will hold its convocation Saturday at 4:30 p.m. in Manley Field House. A reception will be held at 6:15 p.m. in a tent at Manley.
Anthony de la Fuente and Mary Mik will serve as marshals. Falk’s convocation speaker will be Brandon Steiner, chair of the college’s Sport Management Advisory Board. Steiner is a Class of 1981 graduate.
A hooding ceremony for doctoral students will be held on Friday at 5 p.m. in Goldstein Auditorium at Schine Student Center. The school will hold a reception in Schine’s Panasci Lounge at 6 p.m. The ceremony and reception are invitation-only. Jacob Hall will be the Graduate School’s marshal.
Martin J. Whitman School of Management
The Whitman convocation will be held in the Dome at 4 p.m. Saturday. A reception in Whitman, at 6 p.m., will follow the ceremony. The school’s marshals will be Rachel Anne Melvin and Hendrik Hilpert.
Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
Maxwell’s undergraduate convocation will be held Saturday in the Dome at 8:30 a.m., as part of the Arts and Sciences undergraduate convocation. Receptions for the schools’ different majors will be held at 11 a.m. at various locations around Maxwell and Eggers halls.
A convocation for Maxwell’s graduate students will take place on Friday at 10 a.m. in Hendricks Chapel. At 11:30 a.m., a reception will be held at the Maxwell Hall patio and foyer.
School of Architecture
The School of Architecture will hold its undergraduate and graduate convocation Saturday at 9 a.m. in Hendricks. Caroline Barrick and Ethan Russell-Benoit will serve as marshals. Mike Haynie, SU’s vice chancellor for strategic initiatives and innovation, is the school’s convocation speaker.
Following the convocation, a reception will be in Slocum Hall at 10:30 a.m., featuring students’ 2019 theses and 2018-19 Boghosian Fellow exhibitions.
School of Education
The convocation for the School of Education will take place on Friday at 12:30 p.m. at Manley. A reception will be held at 1:45 p.m. in a tent at Manley.
Cerri Banks, an SU alumna and the dean of students and vice president for student affairs at Skidmore College, will speak at the convocation. The school’s marshals will be Lauren Czudak and Emily Durand.
School of Information Studies
The iSchool will hold its undergraduate convocation Saturday at noon in Goldstein Auditorium. A reception will follow the ceremony at 1:15 p.m. in Panasci. Spio will serve as the convocation speaker. Shanyah Saunders and David Robusto will serve as marshals.
A convocation for iSchool graduate students will also be held Saturday in Goldstein Auditorium, at 3 p.m. A reception will be held in Panasci at 4:30 p.m.
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Newhouse’s convocation will take place Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in the Dome. The school’s marshals will be Megan Falk and Joseph Pucciarelli. Class of 1985 graduate Doug Robinson will speak at the convocation. Robinson is the founder of DRP Doug Robinson Productions, a production company.
A reception will be held at 2:30 p.m. in tents on the Quad.
The convocation for University College will be held Thursday in Hendricks at 6 p.m. There will be a reception after the ceremony at 7 p.m. in Tent A on the Quad. The college’s marshal will be Holly Terry.
The Renée Crown University Honors Program
The Renée Crown University Honors Program will hold a ceremony for its graduating students in Hendricks at 3 p.m. Friday. The program will hold a reception at 4 p.m in Tent A on the Quad.
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
SUNY-ESF will holds its 2019 commencement ceremony Saturday at 2 p.m. It will be held at the SRC Arena and Events Center at Onondaga Community College.
Other graduation events at SU
Here is a list of ceremonies, receptions and events that will be held for various groups and communities at SU:
- SU will hold a veterans graduation ceremony at 10 a.m. in Grant Auditorium at Falk on Friday.
- An Itanwa Orinwa ceremony will be hosted by the Student African American Society. It will take place Friday at 7 p.m. in Goldstein.
- The United States Air Force & Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps commissioning ceremony will take place Friday at 5 p.m. in Hendricks.
- SU’s Winnick Hillel Center for Jewish Life will hold a bagel brunch Friday at 11 a.m. The event will take place in the center’s building at 102 Walnut Place.
- A Posse Scholars celebration will take place Friday at 11 a.m. at Tent A on the Quad.
- A Coronat Scholars reception will be held in the Hall of Languages on 4 p.m. Saturday.
- SU will hold a multicultural graduation reception Sunday at noon in Panasci. Reservations are required.
- The Catholic Center will hold a baccalaureate mass at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. It will take place at the center’s building at 110 Walnut Place.
Published on May 7, 2019 at 11:03 am
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