Preparing

The 163rd Commencement of Syracuse University will be held on Sunday, May 14, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. inside the Carrier Dome. Seating at the Carrier Dome is on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are not required. Since more than 15,000 guests are expected to attend this event, it is recommended that degree candidates and their guests read and be guided by this website.

School and College Convocations where students will be individually recognized will be held throughout the weekend.  A schedule of Convocations will be available by March 1, 2017.

After March 1 full details posted on this site can guide you through your preparations for Commencement Weekend.

Call the Office of Special Events at 315-443-4631 with questions or Contact Us.

To be a part of Commencement, degree candidates must complete and submit a diploma request form on MySlice This is a very important step and is necessary to participate! Please file by February 10, 2017 to receive Commencement mailings.