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Weekend Schedule

Friday | Saturday | Sunday - Graduation Day!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Friday is a travel day for most families. However, some departments have events planned for students and families to attend on Friday, so check college event schedules to see if you have one to attend.
times vary College/Department Events
college event schedules
times vary Of Interest
Campus Interests: website
Cornell Store: website & hours
Religious services: Cornell United Religious Work
Dining: campus locations
Visiting Ithaca: www.visitithaca.com

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Saturday can be a busy day, as several events are happening all across campus. The largest event on Saturday is Senior Convocation. Several college/department events are also planned for Saturday, so check college event schedules to see if you have one to attend.
times vary College/Department Events
college event schedules
times vary Of Interest
Campus Interests: website
Cornell Store: website & hours
Catholic Mass: website & Mass schedule
Religious services: Cornell United Religious Work
Dining: campus locations
Visiting Ithaca: www.visitithaca.com


8:00-9:00am
9:00-11:00am
Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps
Military Commissioning & Reception
Commissioning: Statler Hall, Auditorium
Reception: Statler Hall, Beck Center



9:30-11:00am
11:30-3:00pm
Johnson Graduate School of Management
Recognition Ceremony & Reception:
Executive MBA
Ceremony: Bailey Hall
Reception: Appel Commons
12:00-1:00pm Senior Convocation
The Senior Class President, Cornell University President, and an invited guest speaker will address students and guests at Senior Convocation, the day before graduation.
Schoellkopf Stadium.
times vary Lunch on Campus
campus dining options
2:00-3:30pm University Reception
The university will host an ice cream social for all graduates and their guests. This informal event will be held outdoors under a large tent on the Arts Quad.


2:00-4:30pm
4:30-6:30pm
Veterinary Medicine
DVM Hooding Ceremony & Reception
Ceremony: Bailey Hall
Reception: Bailey Plaza, tent



2:30-4:00pm
4:00-6:00pm
Johnson Graduate School of Management
Recognition Ceremony & Reception:
Residential MBA and Cornell Tech MBA
Ceremony: Bartels Hall, Newman Arena
Reception: Sage Hall
2:45-3:45pm CU Wind Symphony
Arts Quad, under tent (free, no tickets)
Information
5:00-6:30pm Graduate School
PhD Hooding Ceremony & Reception
Barton Hall
8:00-9:45pm Glee Club & Chorus Concert
Bailey Hall
Information and tickets

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Sunday is graduation day! The University Commencement Ceremony is in the morning and ends at noon. Many colleges & departments have afternoon events planned following Commencement, so check college event schedules to see if you have one to attend.
times vary Religious Services, Dining, and More
Catholic Mass: website & Mass schedule
Religious services: Cornell United Religious Work
Dining: campus locations
Cornell Store: website & hours (sunblock, camera batteries)
10:00am-Noon UNIVERSITY COMMENCEMENT
Commencement Ceremony for all colleges & degrees. Schoellkopf Stadium. park-n-ride, mobility-impaired
8:00-9:30am - guest seating at stadium
9:15-9:30am - students report to Arts Quad
10:00-11:00am - Procession - watch for your student!
11:00am-Noon - Commencement Ceremony
12:30-3:30pm College/Department Events
College event schedules
Many college events are planned for Sunday afternoon, following Commencement. Events have varying end times, but campus events are generally finished by 3:30pm. Colleges that held events on Friday or Saturday may not have an event to attend on Sunday afternoon, so those graduates & families will be finished with weekend events when Commencement ends at noon.
Students must return cap & gown by 5pm Sunday.
12:00-5:00pm Cap & Gown Return
Graduates MUST return caps & gowns by 5:00pm at one of the collection centers on campus:
- Teagle Hall, Multipurpose Room
- The Cornell Store
- Plant Science Building, Room 37
- A Lot (parking lot on North Campus)
- B Lot (parking lot near Vet College)


Contact Information

Commencement Office
B13 Day Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-9541
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