Commencement Ceremony
December 17, 2016    10:00 a.m.
Howard Stowe Roberts Cultural Life Center
Andrews B. Hale Auditorium

Commencement Keynote Address:
Gary R. Walsh '68,
Executive Director, Wesley Acres Christian Retreat Centre & Campground

Class speakers:
Graduate Representative
Richard J. Christman III,
M.Ed., Adolescence English & Students with Disabilities 7-12
Undergraduate Representative
Carrie Baubie,
B.S. Organizational Management, Cohort-178

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 enjoyment, remembrance and celebration. 
Please use the menu to the left and information on these pages to prevent confusion and make your graduation day more enjoyable!


Order by December 8.
EACH GUEST [all ages]
MUST HAVE A TICKET to enter the Auditorium. Each student graduate may order up to FIVE (5) guest tickets.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS, request by December 8:
Sign Language Interpreter or wheelchair accommodation for your GUEST, please contact: Tammie Myslivecek at 585.594.6668.

Student Graduates who need a special accommodation, please contact: Office of Registration at 585.594.6596.

CAP & GOWN Pick-up, Rinker, Room 150
December 15: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
December 16: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Student graduates: On December 17, please plan to arrive to Shewan Hall (lower level, Cultural Life Center) for robing and further instructions, by 9:15 a.m.

Graduation Announcements may be purchased through

Your academic department or program may be hosting 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.

  Students' guests should be instructed to arrive to campus by 9:15 a.m.,
to allow time to park and then walk or take a shuttle to the C.L.C., and be seated no later than 9:45 a.m.