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Commencement

Class of 2018 Commencement Week Information

Time
Description of Events
Location
Cap and Gown distribution all week 5/21 thru 5/25  
(must complete all surveys before picking up) 
Office of Student and Academic Services 
Monday, May 21, 2018
6:30pm  

Senior Celebration  (By invitation only)
6:30-7:30pm -Cash Bar w/hot and cold appetizers 
7:30-8:00pm Award Ceremony and dinner with carving stations 
8:00-10:30pm  Disc Jockey 
 

Statler Hotel Ballroom 
Friday, May 25, 2018
9am  Hooding Rehearsal -Mandatory for the Class of 2018
Brunch then instructions from Dr. Edmondson and Dr. Sweet on Hooding Ceremony
LH3
Hood Distribution -  Immediately following Rehearsal, all surveys must be completed to pick up
Saturday, May 26, 2018
12-1pm  Convocation - Guest Speaker TBD
Gates open at 10am, no tickets necessary, first come-first served
Schoellkopf Stadium 

1pm 

DVM's arrive dressed in cap and gown, meet in basement of Bailey Hall for Hooding Ceremony 
Doors open to Bailey Hall

Bailey Hall

2pm 
 

Hooding Ceremony Event begins
(Tickets are not required, you may invite as many family and friends as you wish
 

4:30pm  Hooding Reception  Bailey Plaza 
Sunday, May 27, 2018
8am Commencement
Gates open for guest seating for University event
Schoellkopf Stadium
9:30am All DVM graduates assemble on Arts Quad for Academic Procession Arts Quad
11am -12pm (noon) Ceremony begins . This event is simulcast on local channel 16 and webcast at www.cornell.edu Schoellkopf Stadium
12pm-5pm Cap & Gown Return

Vet Medical Center entrance 
On Campus Rd-drop off boxes in entrance area

(roads closed on central campus; review this page for parking information)

Commencement: For special handicap accessible parking and seating on Sunday go to the University Commencement website for special permits and passes! http://commencement.cornell.edu/May/mobility.html

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