Convocation Information

The School of Education will recognize Bachelors, Master’s, C.A.S. and Doctoral degree recipients at its Convocation Ceremony on:

Saturday, May 9, 2020
12:30 p.m.
Manley Field House

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Free parking is available at Manley Field House. Graduates should arrive no later than 12:00 p.m., through the Student Entrance in the Football Wing, and prepare to line up behind the blue curtain to the left of the stage.

Convocation guests should enter through the Field House main entrance. Students should NOT enter through the Field House; that entrance is for guests only. Guests with mobility limitations or disabilities may sit in an accessible section at Manley Field House. Ushers will be present to assist guests in finding seating. A reception for graduates, families, and guests will be held outside of Manley Field house immediately following the ceremony.

Please note that due to security protocols, students and guests may not bring in purses or bags larger than 10″ by 10″ in size.

Please visit the Syracuse University Commencement website for further information on:

  • Lodging and travel
  • Accessibility and parking for guests with disabilities
  • Full Commencement Weekend schedule
  • Staying connected with Syracuse University
  • A live stream of all Convocations and Syracuse University Commencement

Qualifications for Participating

Bachelor’s and master’s degree candidates who plan to complete their coursework by August 2020 are invited to participate in the 2020 Commencement ceremonies. Under extenuating circumstances, candidates who do not meet this requirement may petition their home college(s) for permission to participate. Completing the “File Diploma Request” process on MySlice by March 1 activates the procedure for certification and awarding of a degree. It is the student’s responsibility to know and fulfill all degree requirements for graduation. Participation in Convocation and Commencement ceremonies does not indicate that degree requirements have been completed. For questions regarding eligibility in the School of Education, please contact the Office of Academic and Student Services.

Graduation Photos

Island Photography provides photo coverage of School of Education convocation, and takes pictures of each graduate in their cap and gown and as they cross the stage. You will provide your contact information on the day of the event in order to receive your photos; you may also sign up ahead of time to receive a link to the School of Education photo gallery. There is absolutely no obligation to purchase any photos.

Regalia / Caps and Gowns

All degree candidates participating in Convocation and Commencement are required to wear academic dress. Candidates must pre-order regalia through the bookstore by March 27, 2020. Undergraduate degree candidates will be given their gowns free of charge. Master’s, C.A.S. and doctoral candidates will rent their caps, gowns, and hoods.


Syracuse University Commencement, the all-University ceremony, will be held on Sunday, May 10 on the Shaw Quadrangle. Visit the Commencement website for more information on commencement and the 2020 weather plan.

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More questions about the School of Education Convocation?

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