COVID-19 Update

As health experts expect the pandemic and its effects to persist at least into the late spring and in consideration of the health, safety and long-term wellbeing of our community, it is with disappointment that the Colleges announce that we will not do an in-person Commencement ceremony on May 17.

We are still in discussion about the specifics of what the graduation celebration will look like – whether virtual at the scheduled time, or postponed to a later date for an in-person event, or some combination therein. We will announce the final plan as soon as the current situation of restrictions is clearer. In any case, graduates will receive their degrees as of May 2020 and be able to report that fact to potential employers and graduate schools.

Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Commencement Parking

Commencement on the Quad

Parking will be available in the Medbery and Scandling parking lots. Shuttle transportation will be available from the Odell’s South Parking Lot, and parking for guests with accessibility needs will be available.

Commencement on the Quad: Parking and Shuttle Route

Commencement in the Bristol Field House (Rain Location)

If the rain plan is implemented, there will be limited ADA parking available at the Robert A. Bristol ’31 Field House. Everyone is strongly encouraged to ride the shuttle if possible.

Shuttle transportation will be available from both the Medbery Parking Lot and the back of the Staples Plaza to the Robert A. Bristol ’31 Field House during the two hours prior to the start of the ceremony. Buses will also be available at the end of the ceremony to return individuals to the parking lots at Medbery and the Staples Plaza. Additional parking is available at the Odell’s South Lot, but no shuttle service is available as the walk is very short.

If you have special needs that may require accommodation in order to ensure full participation in Commencement Weekend, please contact the Parents Office at (315) 781-3700.

Commencement in the Bristol Field House (Rain Location): Parking and Shuttle Route

Housing & Meal Registration

Register for Meals and Housing


Commencement Coverage


Commencement Stream

Commencement 2020 will be streamed live on Sunday, May 17 starting at 10 a.m.

Additional Information


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