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Commencement 2022 Information

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Updated: April 14, 2022

Congratulations to the Class of 2022!


College Specific Dean's Pre-Commencement Receptions
Saturday, April 30, 2022
Marriott Syracuse Downtown
3:30-5:30pm - College of Health Professions and College of Nursing
7:30-9:30pm - College of Graduate Studies and College of Medicine

**RSVP required to attend the Dean's Pre-Commencement Receptions**

University Commencement
Sunday, May 1, 2022 • 1pm (doors open at 11:30am)
Upstate Medical University Arena at The Oncenter War Memorial

**Guest ticket required to attend the Commencement Ceremony**

Oncenter Directions and Parking Information

 COVID-19 Protocols for Commencement 2022 Weekend Events: 

At the door, guests aged 5 and older will be required to show proof of full vaccination, or for those not vaccinated a negative COVID-19 test result. For children under 5, proof of negative test is strongly encouraged but not required for entry.A valid negative COVID-19 test must meet the following conditions:- OPTION 1 -- Obtain a negative PCR test from a healthcare provider within 72 hours of entry for the event you are attending.- OPTION 2 -- Obtain a negative Antigen test from a healthcare provider or approved testing site on the SAME DAY as the event you are attending.

**No at home tests will be accepted.

Without vaccination proof or a negative COVID-19 test, patrons will not be allowed into the commencement weekend events.

Masks will be required to be worn at all times by everyone regardless of vaccination status, except while eating or drinking in designated areas.

Full vaccination means that either 14 days have passed since receiving the second dose of FDA or WHO authorized double-dose vaccines or that 14 days have passed since receiving the sole dose of FDA or WHO authorized single-dose vaccines.

Vaccination verification accepted in any of the following forms along with a government issued photo ID:  

• Physical vaccination card• New York State Excelsior Pass• Digital vaccination cards through your home Health Department • Photo of vaccination card  

For additional information regarding Commencement Weekend events, please email commencement@upstate.edu and a team member will get back to you!

Chuck Simpson
Director of Major Campus Events