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Class of 2022 students celebrating graduation on Rochester's campus.

Schedule of Events

Commencement weekend 2022 was held May 13–15.

Schedule of events

May 13, 2022: University Commencement

The University’s Commencement ceremony took place on Friday, May 13, 2022 at 11 a.m., marking the conferral of academic degrees for all undergraduate and graduate students.

May 14–15, 2022: Additional events and ceremonies

Academic schools and departments honored graduates during events throughout Commencement weekend.

Departmental events and ceremonies took place on Saturday, May 14.

Department NameLocationDateTime
English Hubbell Auditorium, Hutchison Hall Saturday, May 143 p.m.
Film and Media StudiesHubbell Auditorium, Hutchison Hall Saturday, May 143 p.m.
Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s StudiesSloan Performing Arts Center Saturday, May 141 p.m.
Mechanical EngineeringHubbell Auditorium, Hutchison Hall Saturday, May 1411 a.m.
Geomechanics ProgramHubbell Auditorium, Hutchison Hall Saturday, May 1411 a.m.
HistoryRichard Feldman Ballroom (A,B), Douglass Commons Saturday, May 1411 a.m.
African and African-American StudiesHumanities Conference Room D, Rush Rhees Library Saturday, May 149 a.m.
LinguisticsSloan Performing Arts Center Saturday, May 143 p.m.
American Sign LanguageWegmans Hall, Room 1400 Saturday, May 1411 a.m.
MathematicsSanctuary, Interfaith Chapel Saturday, May 143 p.m.
AnthropologyWegmans Hall, Room 1400 Saturday, May 141 p.m.
Biology: Microbiology ProgramClass of ’62 Auditorium, Arthur Kornberg Research Building Saturday, May 141 p.m.
Art and Art HistoryM&T Bank Ballroom, Memorial Art Gallery Saturday, May 1411 a.m.
Modern Languages and CulturesRichard Feldman Ballroom (C,D), Douglass Commons Saturday, May 142 p.m.
Audio and Music EngineeringStrong Auditorium Saturday, May 1411 a.m.
Multidisciplinary Studies Richard Feldman Ballroom (C,D), Douglass Commons Saturday, May 1410 a.m.
Electrical and Computer EngineeringStrong Auditorium Saturday, May 1411 a.m.
MusicHawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library Saturday, May 149 a.m.
Biology: Biochemistry ProgramClass of ’62 Auditorium, Arthur Kornberg Research Building Saturday, May 1410 a.m.
Biology: Neuroscience ProgramSanctuary, Interfaith Chapel Saturday, May 1411 a.m.
BiologyLarry and Cindy Bloch Alumni and Advancement Center Saturday, May 143 p.m.
OpticsRichard Feldman Ballroom (A,B), Douglass Commons Saturday, May 141 p.m.
Biomedical EngineeringStrong Auditorium Saturday, May 149 a.m.
Phi Beta KappaLarry and Cindy Bloch Alumni and Advancement Center Thursday, May 123:30 p.m.
Brain and Cognitive SciencesSanctuary, Interfaith Chapel Saturday, May 141 p.m.
PhilosophyHawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library Saturday, May 141 p.m.
BusinessLarry and Cindy Bloch Alumni and Advancement Center Saturday, May 141 p.m.
Physics and AstronomyHoyt Auditorium, Hoyt Hall Saturday, May 14Noon
Chemical EngineeringRichard Feldman Ballroom (A,B), Douglass Commons Saturday, May 143 p.m.
Political Science & International RelationsLarry and Cindy Bloch Alumni and Advancement Center Saturday, May 1411 a.m.
ChemistryHawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library Saturday, May 143 p.m.
PsychologyStrong Auditorium Saturday, May 143 p.m.
Computer ScienceLarry and Cindy Bloch Alumni and Advancement Center Saturday, May 149 a.m.
Public Health-Related ProgramsSanctuary, Interfaith Chapel Saturday, May 149 a.m.
Dance and MovementSloan Performing Arts Center Saturday, May 1411 a.m.
Religion and ClassicsWegmans Hall, Room 1400 Saturday, May 149 a.m.
Data ScienceHubbell Auditorium, Hutchison Hall Saturday, May 149 a.m.
Technical Entrepreneurship and ManagementWegmans Hall, Room 1400 Saturday, May 143 p.m.
Digital Media StudiesRichard Feldman Ballroom (A,B), Douglass Commons Saturday, May 149 a.m.
Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC)George Eastman Museum Saturday, May 142 p.m.
Earth and Environmental SciencesHawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library Saturday, May 1411 a.m.
EconomicsStrong Auditorium Saturday, May 141 p.m.

All academic degrees will be conferred at the University Commencement ceremony on May 13. Graduates from Arts, Sciences & Engineering will receive their diplomas in the mail a few weeks after commencement. Please email asedegreeaudit@rochester.edu with questions regarding AS&E undergraduate diploma delivery.

Saturday, May 14 at 9 a.m. at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.

Saturday, May 14 at noon at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.

  • Doctor of Medicine: Saturday, May 14 at 3 p.m. at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre
  • Master’s Degrees: Saturday, May 14 at 4 p.m. at the Class of ’62 Auditorium, G-9425

Saturday, May 14 at 6 p.m. at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.

Two ceremonies were held on Sunday, May 15—one at 9 a.m. and one at 12:30 p.m.—at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.

  • Sunday, May 15 at 9 a.m.
  • Sunday, May 15 at 12:30 p.m.

Friday, May 13 at 4 p.m. at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre (includes doctoral students from all schools).

Eastman Institute for Oral Health graduates were honored during a ceremony on June 24, 2022.

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