School of Education Convocation

We will recognize bachelor’s master’s, CAS, doctoral, and InclusiveU graduates at the 48th Annual School of Education Convocation Ceremony:

Saturday, May 11, 2024
Ceremony at 4:30 p.m.; reception to follow
Lally Athletic Complex (formerly Manley Field House), 1301 East Colvin Street

Livestream/video and Program

Event Information

You can find the most recent information on 2024 Commencement Weekend activities on the Syracuse University Commencement website.

Location and Parking: Free parking is available at Lally Athletic Complex, and parking staff will direct cars to appropriate lot areas. A reception for graduates, families, and guests will be held immediately following the ceremony. No RSVP or tickets are required for the ceremony or reception.

Security: All guests and graduates will go through a security checkpoint as they enter the building. Purses or bags larger than 10″ by 10″ in size are not permitted and all bags will be checked. Outside food or drink is not permitted except for infant health/accessibility reasons.

For Graduates (all levels): Plan to arrive no later than 3:45 p.m. Graduate entrance the Football weight room on the south side of Lally (off of the Colvin Parking Lot). Graduates must have regalia to participate; doctoral graduates should carry their hoods. Staff will assist in grouping and lining up graduates for the ceremony.

For Guests: Enter through the main Lally Athletic Complex entrance (off of the Comstock Parking Lot traffic circle). Ushers will be present to assist guests in finding seating. Guest should plan to be in their seats no later than 4:15 p.m.

Accessibility: Lally’s main entrance and fieldhouse are accessible and do not require the use of stairs. Fully and partially accessible restrooms are available for both guests and graduates. Please note that the fieldhouse floor (like the Dome) is turf and prepare accordingly if using a mobility device. ASL interpretation and CART/live captioning will be provided for graduates and guests. Ushers will be available to direct guests to accessible seating. If either guests or graduates require additional accommodations or you have any accessibility questions, please contact Allison DeVoe. This request is separate from accommodations for Commencement or other graduation events.

Qualifications for Participating

Students who plan to complete their program by August 2024 (April 2024 for doctoral) are invited to participate in the 2024 Commencement Weekend activities. Students must complete the “File Diploma Request” on MySlice by March 1 to start the process of certifying and awarding a degree, and ensure that they know and fulfill all degree requirements for graduation.

Participation in Convocation and Commencement ceremonies does not indicate that degree requirements have been completed. Under special circumstance, students who do not meet this requirement may petition the School of Education for permission to participate. For questions regarding eligibility in the School of Education, please contact your advisor in the Office of Academic and Student Services.

Regalia / Caps and Gowns

All degree candidates participating in Convocation and Commencement are required to wear academic regalia (caps and gowns). The Syracuse University Campus Store coordinates cap and gown distribution.

Beginning May 7, undergraduate graduation candidates can pick up their cap and gown in Schine. Graduate (Master’s, C.A.S. and doctoral) regalia is available for purchase now.

Questions about SOE Convocation?

Allison DeVoe, Digital Communications Specialist|315.443.4696
Allison DeVoe


Syracuse University Commencement is the all-University graduation ceremony and will be held on Sunday, May 12, 2024 at 9:30 a.m.; graduates should arrive by 8 a.m. Commencement rehearsal is on Thursday, May 9 at Noon.

All graduating students must register to participate in the 2024 Commencement ceremony including an estimated number of guests. There is no limit to the number of guests per graduate. Note that this registration is for Commencement only; registration is not required for SOE Convocation. Registration should be done by the participating student, not their family or guests.

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

  • Full Commencement Weekend schedule
  • Commencement Weekend app
  • Accessibility and parking for guests with accommodation needs
  • Lodging and travel
  • Staying connected with Syracuse University
  • Livestreaming of all Convocations and Syracuse University Commencement