Mortar and tassleCongratulations to the Oswego class of 2019! Graduates and their families will gather for a cherished milestone at Commencement, Saturday, May 18, in the Marano Campus Center convocation hall and arena. Three separate Commencements that day will include a 9 a.m. ceremony for the graduates of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 12:30 p.m. for the School of Business and 4 p.m. for both the School of Education and the School of Communication, Media and the Arts. 

Commencement Attire and Tickets

Each student participating in Commencement receives a total of six (6) tickets for their family and friends to attend the ceremony. These tickets are distributed to the student with the purchase of a full regalia unit or with the purchase of a tassel (at the College Store in Marano Campus Center) should the graduate already have access to the appropriate cap and gown, and hood for the Master candidate.

Parking and Seating

Guests are encouraged to arrive early to ensure parking and seating, which is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Visitors with physical disabilities who will need special seating or other arrangements should call 315.312.3358 in advance.

An interactive campus map with parking information is available online.

Distinguished Speakers and Ceremony

Distinguished speakers will address the graduates and earn honorary degrees at the Saturday, May 18, Commencement ceremonies. Read more about some of our students' future plans.

The formal Commencement ceremony features a procession of faculty in academic robes, concise acknowledgment of students graduating with honors, and graduates crossing the stage in recognition of their achievement. A professional photographer will document students as they participate. More details for visitors can be found on the Guest Information page.

Those unable to attend can watch it as a live Webcast or either live or rebroadcast on local cable. You also can share your excitement via the #ozgrad hashtag on Twitter.

For more details and answers to commonly asked questions, visit the College Store's Commencement page.