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December Commencement

Commencement is a milestone in which we celebrate our students’ achievements as they complete their academic journey at ESF. To mark the significance of this occasion and to help us honor our degree candidates, we are planning receptions, award ceremonies, and other festivities. 

A livestream will be available for the ceremony – the link will be shared and posted here during the week of the ceremony. 

Please check back often, as details will continue to be announced!

Planning to Graduate?

All graduate candidates are required to complete this input form. Deadline: Nov. 3, 2023.

Graduation Input Form

December 2023 Commencement Ceremony

ESF President Joanie Mahoney addresses students at Commencement.


Friday, December 8
3:00 p.m. 
Hendricks Chapel, Syracuse University

Reception immediately following at Gateway Center, ESF


Special Events


Tuesday, December 5

Inclusive Excellence Reception

Gateway Center


Tassles on a table

Wednesday, December 6

Graduation Rehearsal and Champagne Toast

Gateway Center

3 p.m. 

Champagne in champagne glasses


Senior Portraits

Get your free senior portrait taken! 
Nov. 7 – 9  | 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. 
Bray Hall Rotunda

Sign-up link coming soon.


Caps & Gowns

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 or by calling (315) 443-9900. 

Order Regalia


Graduate School Student Checklist

In addition to successful completion of coursework and faculty requirements, Graduate School students are required complete additional paperwork before the degree will be awarded.

Graduate Student Checklist for Graduation


Undergraduate activities: (315) 470-6660

Graduate School activities: (315) 470-6599