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Commencement 2021

May Graduation Weekend

May 15th, 2021Graduation Activities

May Graduation Details

Event Reminders: Commencement Festivities

Register Today for Saturday's Commencement Ceremonies
There is still time for graduates, faculty and staff to register for Commencement on May 15 at the St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview. Use this link" to register. Registration will close at noon on Friday, May 14, so don't delay.

Cap and Gown Pick-Up This Week at the Schine Student Center Bookstore

Champagne Toast and Commencement Rehearsal May 12, 3 p.m.

Inclusive Excellence Graduation Reception May 13, 9:30-11 a.m. Register in advance here.

Commencement Virtual Rehearsal May 13, 7 p.m. Use this link:

Honors Program Ceremony May 14, 3 p.m. Ceremony will be broadcast on Zoom. Email Stew Diemont ( or Laura Payne ( in advance for Zoom sign-in details.

Wristband Pick-Up May 14, 3 p.m., Bray Hall 1st Floor Rotunda for students and employees who registered in advance with a completed COVID vaccine series by May 1.

ESF Commencement May 15, 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Register here by Friday, May 14 at noon:

The following links should be used to watch the ceremonies online.
Morning Commencement at 10 a.m.
Afternoon Commencement at 3 p.m.

All Commencement weekend festivities can be found here:

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Responses will contribute to our annual First Destination Survey report, although names will not be published to safeguard privacy.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

Get Your Stole of Gratitude!

ESF Stole

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.


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