ESF Commencement (Graduation)

ESF's Commencement (for both undergraduate and graduate students) will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at the Onondaga Community College "SRC Arena and Events Center" at 3:00pm (4585 West Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse).

Information & Forms

Complete information on Commencement Weekend, including critical deadlines, attire, events schedule, and planning suggestions will be mailed to both graduating students and their families in mid-February for May Commencement.

If you have graduation questions, contact the Office of Student Affairs (110 Bray, 315-470-6660/6658) or the Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies (227 Bray Hall, 315-470-6599).

December Graduation Information

For students who are graduating this December of 2015, we offer a small intimate convocation ceremony on Friday, December 11, 2015 at 2:00 pm in Syracuse University's Hendricks Chapel. For more information, please click here.

First Destination Survey

We need your help with an important project! Each year, ESF conducts a survey of recent graduates to determine how many of you begin your careers immediately after graduation and how many of you entered graduate school. This information is very important to current and future students to better indicate what our graduates do when they leave ESF. For completing the survey you will be entered into a drawing where you could win a framed print of Bray Hall, by artist Michael S. Smith! Your response will contribute to our annual First Destination Survey report, although your name will not be published in the report to safeguard your privacy. Thank you in advance for your support! You can find the survey here.

Champagne Toast!

Every graduating student joins in the ESF Alumni Association Graduation Toast in honor of the Class of 2016 immediately following the Commencement Rehearsal on Wednesday, May 11 at 3:30pm 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.

Graduation Links

Undergraduate Students

  • Commencement & Celebration Activities
  • Undergraduate Application for Graduation Form—Online, PDF

Graduate Students


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