Commencement

Commencement 2017 Information

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This page should answer all of your Commencement weekend questions, however, if at anytime you have questions, please feel free to reach out to either of us. Please note that there are NO TICKETS required for the Commencement Ceremonies and seating in the auditorium is on a first come-first serve basis.  You may invite as many family and friends as you would like! 

Additional Information will be added to this page in early January!


Sharon Huard
Associate Dean of Student and Multicultural Affairs
huards@upstate.edu
(315) 464-8855

Chuck Simpson
Director of Campus Activities and Special Projects
simpsonc@upstate.edu
(315) 464-5618


Commencement Weekend 2017 Events and Ceremonies

Pre-Commencement Dessert Reception
Saturday, May 20; 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Tiffany Ballroom, Genesee Grande Hotel External Icon
Desserts, cash bar and live music!  Come by after dinner and socialize with family, friends and fellow graduates!

College of Health Professions Commencement
Sunday, May 21; 9:00am
Crouse Hinds Theater, John H. Mulroy Civic Center at Oncenter External Icon
Doors will open at 8:30am. Students will line up at 8:30am in the Civic Center Banner Room. Reception immediately following the ceremony at the Campus Activities Building.

College of Nursing Commencement
Sunday, May 21; 11:30am
Crouse Hinds Theater, John H. Mulroy Civic Center at Oncenter External Icon
Doors will open at 11:00am. Students will line up at 11:00am in the Civic Center Banner Room. Reception immediately following the ceremony at the Campus Activities Building.

College of Graduate Studies Commencement
Sunday, May 21; 1:45pm
Carrier Theater, John H. Mulroy Civic Center at Oncenter External Icon
Doors will open at 1:30pm.  Students will line up at 1:30pm in the Civic Center Banner Room. A pre-ceremony brunch will be served at 11:00am in the 9th Floor Dining Room of Weiskotten Hall.
 

College of Medicine Commencement
Sunday, May 21; 3:00pm
Crouse Hinds Theater, John H. Mulroy Civic Center at Oncenter External Icon
Doors will open at 2:00pm.  Students will line up at 2:15pm in the Civic Center Banner Room. Reception immediately following the ceremony at the Campus Activities Building.

Special Needs and Directions & Parking:
The John H. Mulroy Civic Center @ Oncenter is handicap accessible. If is recommended that individuals using wheelchairs arrive early. If needed, we will be happy to make arrangements to have a sign language interpreter at the ceremonies. If you expect to have guests who are hearing impaired attend the festivities, please contact the Office of Student Support Services at (315) 464-8855 or the Office of Campus Activities at (315) 464-5618 by April 1, 2015.

Please note that all directions and parking information may be obtained by clicking on the facility links above.

Commencement Planning: Important Information

Reserve Hotel Rooms
This is a busy time of year in Syracuse.  If your friends and family will be needing hotel rooms, please make them asap! To assist in your planning, we've provided a short list of accommodations. The following properties are close to the Upstate campus and the John H. Mulry Civic Center: Marriott Syracuse Downtown External Icon; The Genesee Grande Hotel External Icon; The Parkview Hotel External Icon; Hotel Skyler External Icon; The Crowne Plaza Syracuse External Icon; Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center; External Icon Residence Inn Downtown at Armory Square External Icon and the Jefferson Clinton Hotel External Icon.  Additional properties may be found on the Syracuse tripadvisor website External Icon or on the Syracuse Convention and Visitor's Bureau website External Icon.

Additional Information will be added in early January!