Webcast, TV, Indoor Viewing
We offer several options for viewing the Commencement Ceremony from Ithaca and elsewhere. These are helpful options for family and friends who are unable to travel to Ithaca, those who need to avoid sun/heat, or those who don't have a severe weather ticket if needed.
Webcast (Live Streaming)
Commencement can be viewed online, via webcast, beginning at 10:00am, rain or shine. Closed captioning is viewable on the webcast. To view the webcast, go to www.cornell.edu and click on the "Webcast of Commencement" link (a link will be posted on Commencement Weekend). This is a great option for family & friends who are unable to travel to Ithaca, as they can watch the event online as it's happening and cheer on the graduate from home.
Note: If the university enacts its Severe Weather Plan, the indoor ceremony will still be webcast.
Television Coverage (Local)
The Commencement Ceremony will be televised on local Time Warner Cable Channel 16, beginning at 10:00am. The live broadcast may be viewed on ordinary televisions in private homes, hotels, and motels equipped with Time Warner cable access.
Note: If the university enacts its Severe Weather Plan, the indoor ceremony will be televised.
Indoor Large-Screen Viewing Locations on Campus
On Commencement day, indoor viewing of the procession & ceremony is available (beginning at 10:00am) in Bartels Hall, Kennedy Hall, and Statler Auditorium. This is a great option for guests who prefer to avoid crowds, sun, rain, heat/cold, etc. No reservations are necessary and there is no limit to the number of guests per family.* To get to one of these locations, you may park then ride a bus or walk to the location. Remaining family can then meet up with you after the ceremony to go to the college/department event following Commencement.
Online Archive Video
A recorded video of Commencement will be viewable online once the event has ended. You may watch the archived video on the CornellCast page at www.cornell.edu/video.
You may order a professionally produced DVD of the Commencement procession and ceremony.