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College Commencement

Master's Ceremony

Arts, Sciences and Engineering, Eastman Institute for Oral Health and School of Medicine and Dentistry Master’s Degree Commencement

Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Eastman School of Music

For further information regarding Commencement please call the Commencement Office at (585) 275-4111 or email

Academic Attire (cap and gown)

All candidates participating in the ceremony are required to purchase University of Rochester regalia (cap and gown) through the University of Rochester Barnes and Noble Bookstore located in College Town, phone (585) 275-4012. The cost for master's regalia is TBD.

Arrival Times

Master's Degree candidates must arrive in Lowry Hall (the main hallway in Kilbourn Hall) by 11:15 a.m. to allow sufficient time for robing and assembly of processional columns. Candidates will be lined up at 11:30 a.m. in alphabetical order according to their school and degree (MA, MPH, and MS). The procession will begin at 11:50 a.m.


Accommodations will be provided to those who need accessible seating. If a wheelchair is needed for a guest, arrangements can be made trough the following companies on a daily/weekly basis. As their inventories are limited, please call and make arrangements promptly. 

Monroe Wheelchair
2165 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Rd, Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 385-3920

Upstate Homecare
200 Airpark Dr # 100, Rochester, NY 14624
(585) 328-2050


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


Parking is available for this event in the East End Garage (accessible from East Main Street in either direction, via East Avenue, Scio and Swan Street), at a number of nearby lots, and on the street.


A University of Rochester photographer will photograph all degree recipients as they receive their diploma. After the ceremony, you may take additional photos with your guests at the reception.

Registrar Information

Questions regarding candidate status should be directed to:

SMD Grads:
Registrar Office
Phone: (585) 275-7288

AS&E Grads:
Grad Studies Office
Phone: (585) 275-4153
Fax: (585) 273-2943

Things to do after the Ceremony and Reception

A visit to the Memorial Art Gallery or the Annual Lilac Festival is highly recommended after the Ceremony and Reception.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please feel free to contact the Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs Office by phone at (585) 273-1620 for additional Commencement information.