Three ceremeonies will trumpet the accomplishments of our students on Saturday, May 16, in the Marano Campus Center arena.
Oswego's three Commencement ceremonies will take place in the Marano Campus Center convocation hall and arena Saturday, May 16. A 9 a.m. ceremony will celebrate graduates of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. A 1 p.m. session honors School of Education graduates. At 4 p.m., graduates of the School of Business and the School of Communication, Media and the Arts will receive degrees. Doors will open for each session one hour before the ceremony begins.
Commencement is a celebrated occasion for graduates, family, friends, faculty and others to mark the outstanding achievements of our students. Due to a high demand that needs to be accommodated, each graduate is allotted five tickets for the ceremony. These tickets are attained when a graduation candidate picks up his or her cap and gown at the College Store.
The formal Commencement ceremony features a procession of faculty in academic robes, concise acknowledgement 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.
Seating for our guests is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Visitors with physical disabilities who will need special seating or other arrangements should call 312-3358 in advance.
A campus map with Commencement traffic and parking information isavailable online (575 KB pdf).
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.