Qualifications for Participation

Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees

It is the student’s responsibility to know and fulfill all degree requirements for graduation. Participation in Convocation and Commencement ceremonies does not indicate that degree requirements have been completed.

Bachelor’s and master’s degree candidates who plan to complete their coursework between December 2019 and by August 2020 are invited to participate in the May 2020 Commencement ceremonies. Under extenuating circumstances, candidates who do not meet this requirement may petition their home college(s) for permission to participate.

Students must file a diploma request form on MySlice (and update their addresses). Filing on MySlice activates the certification process and awarding of a degree. Students must file their request by January 31, 2020.


Doctoral degrees

Questions regarding the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony should be directed to Gabrielle Chapman, Graduate School associate dean, at 315.443.3425 or ghchapma@syr.edu.