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College Commencement

Master's Ceremony

SMD/AS&E Master's Degree Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, May 20, 2017
12:00 p.m.
Kodak Hall, Eastman School of Music

For further information regarding Commencement please call the Commencement Office at (585) 275-4111 or click here to send an 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 $77.96.

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.

Accessibility

Accomodations will be provided to those who need accessabile 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

http://www.monroewheelchair.com/

Upstate Homecare

200 Airpark Dr # 100

Rochester, NY 14624

585-328-2050

http://www.upstatehomecare.com/ 

Guests

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

Parking

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.

Photographer

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
Email: ASEgradstudies@rochester.edu

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.