Qualifications for Participation

Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees

Bachelor’s and master’s degree candidates who plan to complete their coursework between December 2018 and by August 2019 are invited to participate in the May 2019 Commencement ceremonies. Under extenuating circumstances, candidates who do not meet this requirement may petition their home college(s) for permission to participate.

Doctoral candidates must have completed their degrees by April 22, 2019 to participate.

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.

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, 2019.


Doctoral degrees

Doctoral degree candidates must have earned their degrees by April 22, 2019 to participate.

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