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Commencement 2021 Information

Welcome and What's New....

 Updated: January 25, 2021

Upstate Medical University is pleased to announce the decision to host socially distanced in-person Commencement Ceremonies celebrating the Class of 2021! 

Please note that due to COVID-19 guidelines, in-person participation and attendance at the ceremonies will be limited to members of the graduating class. The ceremonies will be livestreamed in real-time and an online link will be made available for graduates’ family members and friends and members of
the Upstate community. We hope everyone will join us in celebrating our graduates’ accomplishments.

May 8 & 9, 2021

Saturday, May 8:
10am: College of Nursing Commencement
3pm: College of Health Professions Commencement

Sunday, May 9:
10am: College of Medicine Commencement
3pm: College of Graduate Studies Commencement

Additional information regarding the ceremonies will be available - as well as a few special online programs - in the next few days.

We hope all members of the Upstate family are healthy and well!


Sharon Huard
Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Campus Life
(315) 464-8855

Chuck Simpson
Director of Campus Activities and Special Projects
(315) 464-5618