Commencement & Convocation

Congratulations Graduates!

Congratulations to the Class of 2017! The Falk College will celebrate our students and their accomplishments with their families and friends during the Falk College Convocation for graduating students on May 13, 2017 at 4:30 pm in the Manley Field House. Tickets are not required for this event, all guests are welcome. The College’s Convocation ceremony gives students the opportunity to celebrate graduation in a smaller setting. Family and friends who are unable to attend in person, can watch the convocation live online.

Syracuse University Commencement will also take place on Sunday, May 14, 2017, at 9:30 am in the Carrier Dome. Additional information about this commencement is available on the University’s Commencement website, commencement.syr.edu.

2017 Convocation Videos




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Convocation Remembrance Video

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Share memories and thoughts from your years at SU by contributing photos of yourself and friends. Submissions will be compiled into a video which will play during this year’s Falk College Convocation ceremony.
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Prepare for Graduation

If you are you planning to walk this May watch your email. You’ll be notified of when to:

  1. File the mandatory Diploma Request Form through MySlice
  2. Pick up your cap and gown
  3. Attend the Falk College Senior Meeting

Will you have family and friends in town for graduation weekend? If so, don’t wait! Now is the time!

  • Make travel reservations
  • Ensure that they have lodging
  • Make dinner reservations
  • Be sure they are clear on the dates and times when they’ll be part of your celebration
  • Share the link to commencement.syr.edu for more information

Falk College Convocation:

Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Site: Manley Field House
Time: Students should arrive to Manley at 3:30pm

Family members/guests should also arrive at 3:30pm

Convocation will begin promptly at 4:30pm and end at 6:30pm

Tickets are not required. Parking is free.

SU Commencement:

Date: Sunday, May 13, 2017
Site: Carrier Dome
Time: 9:30am – 12:00pm
Seating: Seating at the Carrier Dome is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tickets are not required. Parking is free.

Important Security Procedures for Commencement Weekend: To accommodate security screenings during Commencement Weekend, Falk College graduates and families/guests should allow for extra time to enter Manley Field House and the Carrier Dome. All guests will be wanded and their bags will be opened and inspected. No bag larger than 10″ x 10″ will be allowed in any venue.

Cap & Gown

As graduation is nearing, the individual departments across campus have received inquiries regarding caps and gowns. Please visit Syracuse University’s Commencement website for information specific to this aspect of graduation. In almost every case, the answers to any question you have specific to that weekend, can be found in the Commencement website. This should always be your first source for answers.

The SU Bookstore also coordinates all aspects of your regalia and will be very helpful in addressing any questions that you might have.

Citron

At the request of the Falk College, we are using the Citron (maize yellow) tassel for all Falk bachelors and the Citron velvet for all masters. Any PhD’s would use the Royal PhD velvet on their hood.

Accessibility

Students or guests with accessibility needs are asked to please fill out the form located at Syracuse University’s Commencement website. Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Alex Snow in the Syracuse University Special Events office at 315-443-9073.

Additional Information:

Class of 2017 Giving: Be a Class Act!

Support Your Passion, Share Your Spirit!

Just $20.16, donated to the program, scholarship or fund of your choice will leave your mark on Falk College. Future students will benefit from the scholarships, study abroad and speaker opportunities that your gift will afford.

As our “thank you,” you’ll receive a special Class Act cord to wear at Commencement along with other VIP benefits.
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