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Commencement 2020


Update on Commencement: A Message from President Sarah Mangelsdorf

March 19, 2020

In a message to the University community, President Mangelsdorf announced the decision to cancel the University’s on-campus commencement celebrations this May.

"We are now looking into alternate ways to celebrate commencement this year. It will not be in the way you might have envisioned, but we will aim to make it special–and even memorable. I expect your deans and program directors will be in touch shortly with ideas and information for individual degree program plans, and I am reviewing a number of options for a 'virtual' University-wide event," she wrote in the message.

Updates about virtual celebrations, events, and other information related to commencement will be posted to this site as they become available.


Commencement Ceremonies

Check the pages below for more information on a specific ceremony.

The School of Nursing Commencement

Friday, May 15, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Eastman School of Music

The School of Medicine and Dentistry Commencement

Friday, May 15, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Eastman School of Music

Doctoral Degree Commencement

Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Eastman School of Music

Arts, Sciences & Engineering / School of Medicine and Dentistry Master’s Commencement

Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Eastman School of Music

Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development Commencement

Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Eastman School of Music

The College Commencement

Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.
Eastman Quadrangle, River Campus

The Eastman School of Music Commencement

Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 11:15 a.m.
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Eastman School of Music

Simon Business School Commencement

Monday, May 18, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Eastman School of Music

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