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Future Commencement Weekend Dates:

2015: May 15th-17th

2016: May 13th -15th

2017: May 19th- 21st

School of Medicine and Dentistry Commencement

Graduates entering Eastman Theatre

The School of Medicine and Dentistry Commencement will be held on Friday, May 16, in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. This ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. for all candidates.

Please feel free to contact the Commencement Office by phone at (585) 275-4111 or click here to send an e-mail.

Academic Attire

Academic attire is required for graduates participating in the Commencement ceremony. Candidates can purchase regalia at the Medical Center Bookstore beginning March 2014.

Rehearsal Times

Rehearsal times and location will be annouced once the information has become available.

Arrival Times

Candidates must arrive at Eastman Theatre no later than 3 p.m. to allow sufficient time for robing and assembly of processional columns. Candidates will be lined up in alphabetical order according to their degree.

At 3:50 p.m. all candidates are to be lined up in their proper columns, ready to begin the procession.

This policy will be strictly enforced.

Guests may enter through the main entrance of the Eastman Theatre. Tickets are not required for this ceremony.


Parking is available for this event in the East End Garage on the corner of East and Scio Streets.

Registrar Information

Questions regarding candidate status should be directed to Paula Smith at (585) 275-7923 or