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Weekend Schedule

Friday | Saturday | Sunday - Graduation Day!

Friday, May 27, 2016

Friday is considered a travel day for families. Very few events are planned for Friday.
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 & hours
Ithaca sightseeing: www.visitithaca.com

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Saturday can be a busy day, as several events are happening all across campus. The largest event on Saturday is Senior Convocation. There are also some college/department events happening on Saturday.
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 & hours
Ithaca sightseeing: 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
9:00-11:30am Phi Beta Kappa
Honor Society Reception
Andrew D. White House



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
locations & times
2:00-3:30pm President's Family Gathering
University President Elizabeth Garrett and the Board of Trustees will host an ice cream social to meet graduates and their families and guests. The informal event will be held outdoors under a magnificent 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
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 29, 2016

Sunday is graduation day! The University Commencement Ceremony is in the morning, followed by college/department events in the afternoon.
times vary Religious Services, Dining, and More
Catholic Mass: website & Mass schedule
Religious services: Cornell United Religious Work
Dining: campus locations & hours
Cornell Store: website & hours (sunblock, camera batteries)
10:00am-Noon UNIVERSITY COMMENCEMENT
Commencement Ceremony for all colleges & degrees. Schoellkopf Stadium.
8:00-9:30am - guests arriving for seating
9:15-9:35am - students report to the Arts Quad
10:00-11:00am - procession arriving at stadium
11:00am-Noon - Commencement Ceremony
12:30-3:30pm College Events
College/department events following the University Commencement Ceremony. Event times vary but campus events are generally finished by 3:30pm.
12:00-5:00pm Cap & Gown Return
Graduates MUST return rented 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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