Commencement Ceremony - December 16, 2017    10:00 a.m.
Howard Stowe Roberts Cultural Life Center
Andrews B. Hale Auditorium

Keynote Address:  The Rev. Dr. Marlowe V.N. Washington NES'16, Senior Minister, Seneca United Methodist Church, and The Historic Parsells Church
Class speaker:  Javonia M. Manigault, R.N. to B.S. Nursing, Cohort-104
Scripture Reader:  Kristen Mattison,
B.S. Early Childhood Education & Students with Disabilities

All student graduates are expected to participate in the Commencement Ceremony.

If extenuating circumstances prevent your participation, it is important that you submit an email with a request
to graduate in absentia to: Dr. David Basinger, Chief Academic Officer, at  

Commencement should be a time of remembrance and celebration!  Please use menu at left & information
on these pages to answer your questions & make your graduation day more enjoyable.



Order up to 5 guest tickets, by December 8. Click button above for more information & to place order.


Formal announcements, if desired, may be purchased through Signature Announcements.


Click link above for details.  Pick-up December 14 or 15.

Student Graduates - Important Notes

Do you need a special accommodation due to mobility restrictions or need a Sign Language Interpreter?
Please contact: Office of Registration at 585.594.6596.

Your academic department/program may host a special event the weekend of Commencement.  For a full listing, please click on the appropriate Event Schedule link on the menu to the left. You may need to RSVP.

Commencement morning:
Student graduates - By 9:15 a.m., meet at Shewan Hall, C.L.C./lower level for robing & further instructions.
Students' guests - arrive to campus by 9:15 a.m. to allow time to park & then walk or take a shuttle to the C.L.C.,
to be seated no later than 9:45 a.m.