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Commencement Ceremony

At 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, we look forward to returning to the St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview to celebrate our graduates.


St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
490 Restoration Way | Syracuse, NY 13209


The ceremony is being livestreamed. 

Commencement Ceremony Livestream


All students who participate in Commencement are required to wear a cap and gown. You can obtain these through the Syracuse University Bookstore in the Schine Student Center (bring your ESFID when you pick up) or by calling (315) 443-9900.

ESF Regalia


Guests may park on-site at the Amphitheater in the Orange Lot. Please follow directional signage and instructions from the ESF team.

There is a designated accessible parking or drop-off; please follow the signs once you enter the Orange Lot.

Clear Bag Policy

The St. Amphitheater has a clear-bag policy that limits the size and type of bags that may be brought into all events. Bags will be checked upon entry.

More Details - Clear Bag Policy

Event Accessibility

Accessible parking and drop-off are both available at the Amp. Accessible seating is also available.

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodation, please contact 315-470-6660 or Two weeks’ advanced notice is requested.

Closed captioning for hearing impaired guests and participants is provided. 


All guests are to be seated in the Amp seats, not the lawn. Please note there will be sections designated for graduates and faculty; all other seating is available for guests.


Commencement will proceed, rain or shine! All seating at the Amp is covered.  

Get Your ESF Gear

ESF merchandise will be available for purchase from the ESF Bookstore tent at the top of the lawn.

ESF will also be selling signed copies of the book “The Climate Optimist Handbook,” authored by commencement speaker Anne Therese Gennari. These will also be at the ESF Bookstore tent. 

Food and Beverages  

Food and drink trucks will be available before and after the ceremony, so please come early and plan to stay after to celebrate with the Class of 2023 and ESF faculty and staff!

Food is available to purchase from Bull & Bear Roadhouse – gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options will be available.

Vendors are 100% cashless; credit, debit, and mobile payments will be accepted.