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Academic Eligibility

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Academic Eligibility

Graduate Students: review deadlines & requirements with Graduate School.

Undergraduate Candidates:

Undergraduate degree candidates who have completed all academic requirements for the August 2016, January 2017, and May 2017 conferral dates are eligible to participate in the University Commencement ceremony. Degree candidates are responsible for reviewing their academic records to verify that all requirements have been met. Students should contact their college with questions regarding academic standing or graduation requirements.

Walking Early

Students expecting to earn a future degree (August 2017 or January 2018) are welcome to participate in the May 2017 University Commencement Ceremony.

Bursar Clearance

Students must follow instructions and deadlines from Office of the Bursar.


Diplomas are mailed to graduates in June.

Diploma Frames:
A variety of quality diploma frames are available for purchase at The Cornell Store, either online or in-store.

Contact Information

Commencement Office
B13 Day Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-9541
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