On Sunday morning, a live webcast of Commencement will be available at this link

Saturday, May 19:  Due to the forecasts of cooler temperatures and rain throughout the night and into late Sunday morning,  Commencement will be held in Appleton Arena.

Students:  you should enter Appleton Arena from the front door, go directly to the main floor and look to your left to locate the “degree card tables.”  Pick up your degree card with your name and then find your seat and remain in your seat so we can start on time.  Keep your degree card. The ceremony is exactly the same indoors as it would have been outdoors; marshals and ushers will assist you.

For your guests:  please direct your family members and guests upstairs to the stands.   Seating in the stands is open, and will be crowded, as we do not limit guests when we are indoors.  All are welcome.  Keep in mind that the arena will be warm with 4000 people inside, so please remind your guests to dress for comfort.

Those guests with special access tickets (ie, those with mobility issues) may proceed to the main floor, but seating on the floor is limited to those who already have contacted us for special access tickets.  

Faculty and Staff: If you plan to process, enter the Arena and turn right, down the hallway to the Visitors’ Locker Room for line-up.  The Marshals will assist you.  You may leave your rented regalia in the locker room after Commencement ends. University Marshal Aileen O’Donoghue will be in touch with further instructions.

After Commencement, students should meet family members in Leithead Fieldhouse for the cookies and punch reception AND to pick up your diploma. 


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Traffic Disruption Expected in Village of Canton

The New York State Department of Transportation will begin a six-month repair of the Route 11 (West Main Street) two-span bridge over the Grasse River between Riverside Drive and Gouverneur Street in the Village of Canton.

According to NYSDOT Region 7 spokesperson Michael Flick, the bridge repair was scheduled to begin on Monday, April 16, but was delayed until April 23 due to poor weather conditions. The project is expected to be completed by November. The road will be reduced from two lanes to one in each direction, dived by a concrete barrier. Flick said there will be no stoppages in traffic, however traffic flow will be reduced during the repair work. Pedestrian traffic will still be allowed across the bridge during construction. No official detour will be put in place by NYSDOT since the route will remain open during construction.

For commuters and visitors to campus coming from south of Canton on Route 11, a possible detour includes turning right on Eddy-Pyrites Road (located about half way between DeKalb Junction and Canton), then turning left on Miner Street Road, which delivers drivers to Appleton Arena, Maple and Lincoln streets. The detour adds about 1 mile.

For commuters and visitors to campus coming from north of Canton via Route 68, a possible detour includes turning left on County Route 14 about five miles north of Canton then turning right onto County Route 27 in Morley, which becomes Riverside Drive in Canton. The detour adds about 4½ miles.

Traffic coming from east of the Village of Canton is not expected to be impacted.

For more information, contact Safety and Security at 315-229-5555.

Recap of Commencement Weekend 2017

2017 Photo Gallery