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2018 Commencement Schedule

Commencement 2017 Photo

Friday, May 18

Time TBD
Party in the Plaza

Minerva Plaza

Students, faculty and staff are invited to listen to music and  grab a bite to eat. A class photo will be taken as the Alumni Association welcomes the Class of 2018 into their ranks.

Saturday, May 19

7 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Lehman Dining Hall

Commencement Breakfast Buffet

Breakfast will be available in Lehman Dining Hall for students, families, faculty and staff. $7.75 Cash and Bear Express, $6.40 Flex, one meal on your meal plan (can only be used by plan holder), or guest pass.

9 a.m.
Childcare Available

Merritt Hall Gymnasium

Childcare available in the Merritt Hall Gymnasium until 1 p.m. is free, but you must register your child by calling (315) 267-2100. Children will be provided with snacks and beverages. Please notify caregivers if your child has allergies or other health concerns.

Before 9:30 a.m.
Processional instructions and line up

East Side of the Crumb Library (between the library and Merritt Hall)

10 a.m.
Procession begins to move toward the ceremony site

10:15 a.m.
Academic Quad

Commencement Ceremony begins

Approximately 1 p.m.
Academic Quad

Outside reception to follow ceremony (weather permitting)

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Lehman Dining Hall

Commencement Dinner Buffet

A dinner buffet will be held in Lehman Dining Hall and will begin serving at 1 p.m. The cost is $12 per person and children under 6 are free. Please RSVP to confirm the number in your party by contacting Susan Towne: or 315-267-2657.


Contact Eric Duchscherer
Commencement Chair
Phone: (315) 267-2350