Additional Events

Wednesday, May 10

5 – 7 p.m. Veterans Graduation Celebration for undergraduate, graduate, and law veterans: Miron Room, 303 Newhouse 1. Reception: Newhouse 1 Lobby

Questions, call 315-443-5674 or email

Thursday, May 11

10 – 11 a.m. Commencement Rehearsal: Carrier Dome.  Enter Gate D.  Caps and gowns are not necessary.  All degree candidates must attend.
9 p.m. – 1 a.m. Senior Celebration: Oncenter Convention Center, Syracuse.  An annual farewell for SU seniors and their guests.  Transportation provided.  Free for graduating seniors.  Guest tickets (limited in number) $12.  Tickets on sale beginning Friday, April 14, at the Schine Box Office.  Questions, call 315-443-2718 or visit

Friday, May 12

12-2 p.m. Posse Scholars Celebration, Schine Student Center, 304 ABC. Questions call 315-443-8108 or e-mail
12:30 p.m. Baccalaureate Center for Academic Achievement & Student Development (CSTEP, LSAMP, McNair):Hendricks Chapel.

Questions, call 315-443-8270 or e-mail

1 p.m. Phi Beta Kappa Initiation Ceremony: Maxwell Auditorium, Maxwell Foyer

Questions, call 315-443-2759 or e-mail

3 p.m. Honors Program Convocation: Hendricks Chapel
4:15 p.m. Honors Program Reception: Heroy Geology Building Lobby

Questions, call 315-443-2759 or e-mail

5 p.m. United States Air Force and Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony: Hendricks Chapel.  Followed by Reception at Maxwell Hall Foyer.

Graduate School Doctoral Hooding Ceremony and Reception Goldstein Auditorium, Schine Student Center, by invitation.  Questions, call 315-443-3425 or e-mail

5:15 – 7:30 p.m. Office of Supportive Services (The Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program and Student Support Services) Senior Dinner: Regency Ballroom, Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center, 801 University Ave., by invitation.  Questions, call 315-443-3867 or e-mail
8 p.m. Itanwa Orinwa Celebration Hendricks Chapel, Presented by the Student African American Society and the Department of African American Studies for degree candidates and families.  Questions, e-mail

Saturday, May 13

All Day School and College Convocations and Receptions.  See the Convocations and Receptions page for full details.
4 – 5:30 p.m. Coronat Scholars Reception, College of Arts and Sciences Admissions Office, 301/320 Hall of Languages. Questions, call 315-443-2874 or e-mail

Sunday, May 14

9:30 a.m. Commencement: Carrier Dome.  See detailed Commencement Day schedule.  Questions, call 315-443-4631 or e-mail
Noon – 2 p.m. Multicultural Graduation Reception: Panasci Lounge, Schine Student Center. Reservations required. Questions, call 315-443-9676 or email
Noon – 2 p.m. Commencement Brunch Buffet: Goldstein Auditorium, Schine Student Center. Adults, $26/person; children 12 and under, $15.50; children under 5, free. Seating times: Noon, 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Reservations required. Make reservations online here. Questions, call Lisa Garvey, 315-443-3770.
Noon – 2 p.m. Libraries Commencement Reception: Stop in Bird Library following Commencement for a reception and meet and greet with Dean David Seaman and others.

Bird Library First Floor, just outside Rm 114

All are welcome!