Convocation 2020

May 09, 2020 - 8:30 am — 12:30 pm

Manley Field House

Undergraduate & Graduate Convocation Ceremony

Saturday, May 9  2020, 8:30 a.m. Convocation for baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degree graduates of the College of Engineering and Computer Science will be held at Manley Field House. Tickets are not required for this event and all guests are welcome.  Manley Field House is accessible to individuals with disabilities, and free parking is available. Following the Convocation on Saturday, we will host a light reception in a tent outside of Manley, for graduates and their guests.

The doors at Manley Field House will open at 7:30 a.m. for security screening. Students and guests may not bring in purses or bags larger than 10”x10” in size and there will be no holding area for these items or other prohibited items. Please do not bring inflatable beach balls or balloons to Manley Field House during the ceremony. Graduates and guests should plan to arrive early to avoid delays. The ceremony will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m.

You are invited to attend the convocation ceremony if you graduated in December 2019, or plan to graduate in May 2020 or August 2020. 

The last day to fill out the diploma request on MySlice is April 1st. If you fill out the diploma request after this date, your name will not appear in the convocation program. It is your responsibility to file your diploma request on time, and to check with your department or student records if you have any questions or concerns about completing your coursework/degree requirements on time to graduate in May 2020.

Doctoral Students-To be certified as a May 2020 graduate- doctoral students must have everything submitted to the graduate school by April 22, 2020. That is the last day for Doctoral students to submit final documents (including final dissertation, signed title page, signed committee approval page, etc.) for May 2020 graduation date.

If you finished your dissertation in the summer of 2019 you are invited to attend the May 2020 ceremony on May 9.




Additional Information

The photography company that is used for the convocation ceremony is Genesee Photo-1.800.345.7427

All alumni who want to return to participate in commencement must contact Sue Karlik.

Please visit the Commencement website if you plan on graduating.

The Commencement website has essential information for students regarding convocation and commencement.

This year the University is asking that students register for Convocation and Commencement. On the Commencement website in the drop down menu under “preparing” you will see Register for Convocation and Commencement”. Click on the register button and follow the instructions.

Registration must be completed by April 15, 2020.

Cap and Gown-Under the drop down menu for “preparing” on the Commencement website you will see “Cap and Gown” all graduating students, both undergraduate or graduate, MUST pre-order their regalia to receive their cap and gown. There is information on distribution of regalia, cost and more.




Permission letter requests by International students-

You do not need an invitation letter from your department to invite your family for commencement.  You can do the following if you feel you still need some type of reference:

1) Write your own invitation letter stating why your parents need a visa.

2) In Myslice go to Student Services – Enrollment – View Enrollment Verification (this will give you your enrollments dates and estimated graduation date – print the page).

3) Print a copy of your transcript.

4) Copy off the commencement information from Special Events or Syracuse University Commencement (this information can be found in the SU web pages).

Attach all of this together and give to your parents so they will have it when applying for their visa

If you have any questions please email Sue Karlik or call 315-443-3604




2020-05-09 08:30:00 2020-05-09 12:30:00 America/New_York Convocation 2020 Manley Field House