What is the difference between a Convocation and Commencement?
Syracuse University schools and colleges host celebratory Convocations on the Saturday (Saturday, May 13, 2017) before Commencement to individually recognize degree candidates and to present special awards. Convocations are followed by receptions, where students and families have the opportunity to mingle with deans and faculty.
Commencement is the all-university ceremony in the Carrier Dome on Sunday, May 14, 2017 beginning at 9:30 a.m. and ending approximately at noon. The Syracuse University Chancellor and President ceremoniously confers degrees at the Commencement ceremony.
Future Commencement Dates:
|Year||Convocation (Saturday)||Commencement (Sunday)|
|2018||May 12||May 13|
|2019||May 11||May 12|
|2020||May 9||May 10|