Commencement Ceremony

December 15, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
Voller Athletic Center Arena 

Keynote Address:  Lauren Kolb '12, Senior Wealth Advisor, Thompkins Financial Advisors
Class speaker:  Florence Dukes '18, M.S. Health Administration
Scripture Reader:  Olivia Baker '18, 
B.A. Psychology

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.

at a Glance

Order up to 8 guest tickets, by December 7. 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 at Bookstore week of December 11-14.

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 the upper Voller Athletic Center 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 V.A.C., 
to be seated no later than 9:45 a.m.