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Commencement Week Activities

Commencement week is full of activities celebrating the culmination of our students’ hard work — we encourage everyone to participate in the fun!

Tuesday, May 7

Inclusive Excellence Reception

Gateway Center

3 - 4:30 p.m.

Please RSVP to  let us know you are coming and/or share well wishes and congratulations with graduates.


Tassles on a table

Wednesday, May 8

Graduation Rehearsal and Champagne Toast

Gateway Center

3 p.m. 

Champagne in champagne glasses

Friday, May 10

Graduate School Higher Degree Ceremony

Gateway Center

3 p.m.

President Mahoney and another person putting a graduation sash on a student

Saturday, May 11

Honors Ceremony

Gateway Center

9 - 10 a.m.

People at Gateway center

Saturday, May 11

Department Receptions

10:30 a.m. - noon


People standing around a reception table.

Saturday, May 11

SUNY ESF Commencement

Empower FCU Amphitheater at Lakeview

2 p.m.

Commencement ceremony at the Amphitheater

   Sunday, May 12

  Joint Ceremony with    Syracuse University

  JMA Wireless Dome

  9 a.m. graduate arrival | 9:30 a.m. program start

Please note the Dome's clear bag policy. Details can be found online here

If you have accessibility needs, please refer to this information from Syracuse University

E S F Quad