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2017 May Commencement Weekend

May 13 - 14, 2017

ESF's May Commencement Weekend includes the ESF Commencement, and the Joint SU-ESF Commencement.

Important Information

Undergraduate and Graduate Formes and Deadlines — See the menu on this page for links to all essential forms and deadlines.

Commencement Weekend Information Mailing — commencement weekend details will be mailed to both graduating students and their families in mid-February for May, including critical deadlines, attire, events schedule, and planning suggestions.

Questions — Contact the Division of Student Affairs (110 Bray, 315-470-6660/6658) or the Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies (227 Bray Hall, 315-470-6599).

First Destination Survey

Each year, ESF conducts a survey of recent graduates to determine how many begin careers immediately after graduation and how many enter graduate school. This information is very important to show current and future students what our graduates do when they leave ESF.

Those who complete the survey will be entered into a drawing to win a framed print of Bray Hall, by artist Michael S. Smith!

Responses will contribute to our annual First Destination Survey report, although names will not be published to safeguard privacy.

Thank you in advance for your support! Please take the survey:

Champagne Toast

Every graduating student joins in the ESF Alumni Association Graduation Toast in honor of the Class of 2017 immediately following the Commencement Rehearsal on Wednesday, May 10 at 3pm in the Gateway Center. More details will be included in the mailing and additional information will be emailed to graduating students.

Graduates: Please complete the Welcome New Alumni form.

Get Your Stole of Gratitude!


The Stole of Gratitude is a lasting symbol of love, appreciation, and academic accomplishment. After the ceremony, the new graduate presents the Stole of Gratitude to someone who provided extraordinary support. Graduates often write a few words of love and appreciation on the back of the stole with a permanent fine tip marker. Friends and family of the graduate may autograph the front or back as well. The white ESF stole is embroidered with the ESF insignia.