College Commencement Information and Services
- Where to Eat
- UR Tech Store
- Memorial Art Gallery
- Senior Week Tickets
- Assistance to the Disabled
- Shuttle Service
- Information Centers
- Where to Stay
- Yearbook & Flower Sale
WHERE TO EAT
Danforth Dining in Susan B. Anthony Hall
Sunday, May 17, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Danforth Commencement Brunch will be available to presale ticket holders only, from 10:30 a.m.–2:00p.m. Tickets are $18.25 for adults and $9.25 for children 4–10 years of age.
Students can purchase advanced tickets beginning in April from Danforth Dining Center and The Commons in Wilson Commons. Declining, cash, Uros and credit card welcome.
Tickets can be ordered through Meliora Catering for purchase with credit cards. Please call (585) 275-7687 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Ticket sales will be available in Danforth Dining Center through Monday, May 11 and in The Commons in Wilson Commons and Meliora Catering through Wednesday, May 13.
The Commons in Wilson Commons
Friday, May 15, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday, May 16, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday, May 17, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Starbucks in Wilson Commons
Friday, May 15, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, May 16, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 17, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Connections in Rush Rhees Library
Sunday, May 17, 7 a.m.-3.p.m.
Pura Vida in Lobby of Goergen Hall (BME/Optics Building)
Friday, May 15, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Hillside POD in Susan B. Anthony Hall
Friday, May 15, 12 p.m.-10 p.m..
Saturday, May 16, 12 p.m.-10 p.m.
Sunday, May 17, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Max at the Gallery (located at the Memorial Art Gallery)
Please call (585) 473-6629 for hours and reservations.
Barnes and Noble at University of Rochester; (585) 275-4012
Friday, May 15, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday, May 16, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday, May 17, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Pop up location: TBD
Eastman School of Music; (585) 274-1399
Friday, May 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, May 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sunday, May 17, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
UR Tech Store
Rush Rhees Library, River Campus; (585) 275-8353, Option 6
Friday, May 15, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, May 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sunday, May 17, Closed
Medical Center; (585) 275-8353, Option 7
Friday, May 15, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Saturday, May 16, Closed
Sunday, May 17, Closed
MEMORIAL ART GALLERY
Friday, May 15, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, May 16, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, May 17, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
SENIOR WEEK TICKETS
Senior Week tickets will go on sale May 2015.
ASSISTANCE TO THE DISABLED
College Commencement Ceremony: Limited seating is available in a Reserved Area for guests that require wheelchair access. A drop off area is provided at the Meliora Parking Lot and golf carts will be available to bring guests to the Quad entrance. Students may request up to 3 tickets for this Reserved Area (one wheelchair guest with up to two accompanying guests) by contacting the Conference and Events Office at (585) 275-4111 or by sending an e-mail. (The deadline to request tickets in the wheelchair access area is Friday, April 17.)
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre Commencement Ceremonies: Handicapped seating is available in the theatre, ushers will be on hand to direct people to the designated seating areas.
Parking for the Doctoral Degree Commencement and the Warner School Commencement: Parking for the Saturday Commencement for the Doctoral Degrees and the Warner School will be available for a fee in the East End Garage on East Main Street between Swan and Scio streets, or in the Allpro Parking Lot on the corner of Gibbs and East Main streets.
Parking for Eastman Theatre Diploma Ceremonies: Parking for the Sunday Eastman Theatre Diploma ceremonies will be available for a fee in the East End Garage on East Main Street between Swan and Scio streets or in the Allpro Parking Lot on the corner of Gibbs and East Main streets.
Parking for the College Commencement: Free parking will be available Friday and Saturday in all River Campus lots. Parking on Sunday will be in Park Lot, Intercampus Drive Lot, and Crittenden Lot 1. Continuous shuttle service will be provided for all guests parking in these lots. Parking staff will be available in all lots to assist.
Guests who need more assistance because of physical limitations or disabilities may be dropped off at the Meliora Lot with golf cart service to the Eastman Quadrangle. Golf cart service is provided as a convenience to all guests on a first come, first served basis. Handicapped parking will be available in the Library Lot for vehicles with an authorized handicapped parking permit.
Free Bus Service Sunday, May 17: Continuous service between the Eastman Theatre, Eastman Student Living Center, and the River Campus (Library Road entrance, Rush Rhees Library). Buses will run continuously from 7:15 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Continuous service between Helen Wood Hall, Goler House, Southside/University Park and Whipple Park, Medical Center, Sarah Flaum Atrium, Park Lot, and the River Campus (Library Road entrance, Rush Rhees Library). Buses will run continuously from 7:15 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Continuous service for graduates residing in the Riverview Apartments to campus ceremonies from 7 a.m. to noon
Commencement Participants should board a bus no later than 7:55 a.m. to be on time for robing and assembly for the academic procession.
Buses will be scheduled to return to the Eastman School immediately following the College Commencement ceremony.
Please use the link below to view real-time maps and arrival predictions.
A number of locations around the River Campus will broadcast the College Commencement Ceremony in real time. Locations include, 101 Dewey Hall, Hoyt Auditorium, Hubbell Auditorium, the IT Center in Rush Rhees, Morey 321, and the first floor of Wilson Commons (adjacent to rooms 121 and 122).
Before Graduation Weekend
University Conference and Events Office, 575 Mt. Hope Ave., University of Rochester, P.O. Box 270041, Rochester, NY 14620; Phone: (585) 275-4111
University Registrar, 312 Lattimore Hall, University of Rochester, P.O. Box 270038, Rochester, NY 14627-0038; Phone: (585) 275-8131
On Graduation Weekend
Common Connection Information Center, 201 Wilson Commons; Phone (585) 275-5911; Saturday, May 16, 12 p.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, May 17, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
Call University Security (24 hours) by dialing "13" from University phones, or use any of the direct-line Blue Light Emergency Phones, or call (585) 275-3333.
WHERE TO STAY
YEARBOOK & FLOWER SALE
Yearbooks and flowers will be available for purchase on Hoyt Plaza prior to the morning Commencement ceremony.
After the ceremony yearbooks will be sold in Wilson Commons until 3 p.m.
Please feel free to contact the Commencement Office by phone at (585) 275-4111 or click here to send an e-mail.
*Please note the Commencement Office will be closed for Commencement related activities starting on Friday, May 15- Sunday, May 17.*