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College Commencement



Arts, Sciences and Engineering will hold its annual commencement ceremony on the River Campus Eastman Quadrangle, beginning at 9 a.m. on Sunday, May 19, 2019.

During this ceremony degrees will be conferred for all bachelor's candidates. Individual diplomas are presented at the departmental diploma ceremonies.

Inclement Weather

We anticipate fair weather, but commencement will be held on Eastman Quadrangle rain or shine. In the event of a dangerous storm or extreme cold, the outdoor morning ceremony will be canceled and degrees will be conferred at indoor departmental diploma ceremonies. An announcement will be made no later than 6 a.m. commencement morning via the communications network at (585) 275-6000. In addition, information desks at local hotels will be notified of contingency plans.

Commencement Address

Nobel Prize recipient, alumna Donna Strickland to deliver 2019 College Commencement Address

Donna Strickland ’89 (PhD), pioneer in the field of pulsed lasers and a 2018 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics, will deliver the 169th College commencement address on Sunday, May 19.