School of Education Convocation May 2022

46th Annual School of Education Convocation Ceremony
Saturday, May 14, 2022
12:30 p.m.
Manley Field House, 1301 East Colvin Street (South Campus)

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Download the School of Education Convocation Program (pdf)

Event Information

For Graduates (all levels): Arrive no later than Noon and enter through the Football Wing (off the Manley South Lot). Graduates must have regalia to participate. Staff will assist in grouping and lining up graduates for the ceremony.

For Guests: Enter through the Carmelo Anthony Basketball Center entrance (off the Manley North Lot).  Students should NOT enter through Melo; that entrance is for guests only. Accessible seating is available, and both CART open captioning and ASL interpretation will be provided for the audience. Ushers will be present to assist guests in finding seating. Guest should plan to be in their seats no later than 12:15 p.m.

Location and Parking: Free parking is available at Manley Field House and staff will direct cars to appropriate lot areas. A reception for graduates, families, and guests will be held outside of Manley Field house 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.

Public Health: The SOE Convocation Ceremony will follow campus public health guidelines and masking protocols, including the COVID masking framework level at the time of the event for a non-academic setting. The School of Education supports everyone who prefers to wear a mask even when it is not required under the current masking level.

You can find the most recent information on 2022 Commencement Weekend activities, including the School of Education’s Convocation, on the Syracuse University Commencement website.

Qualifications for Participating

Candidates who plan to complete their coursework by August 2022 are invited to participate in the 2022 commencement activities. Students must complete the “File Diploma Request” on MySlice to start the process of certifying and awarding a degree, and ensure that they know and fulfill all degree requirements for graduation. Under special circumstance, students who do not meet this requirement may petition the School of Education for permission to participate. 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.

Regalia / Caps and Gowns

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

Beginning May 2, undergraduate graduation candidates can visit the Campus Store to pick up their gap and gown. Graduate (Master’s, C.A.S. and doctoral) regalia is available for purchase now.

Questions about SOE Convocation?

Allison DeVoe, Digital & Social Media Specialist|315.443.4696
Allison DeVoe
Mihaela ShaLeva-Staykova, Administrative Assistant|315.443.2506


Syracuse University Commencement is the all-University graduation ceremony and will be held on Sunday, May 15, 2022. Tickets are not required and there is currently no limit to the number of guests per graduate, but this is subject to change. COVID testing/vaccination requirements and health protocols may change as we get closer to commencement weekend.

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

  • COVID Framework and protocols for graduates and guests as they evolve
  • Accessibility and parking for guests with accommodation needs
  • Lodging and travel
  • Full Commencement Weekend schedule
  • Staying connected with Syracuse University
  • A live stream of all Convocations and Syracuse University Commencement

Syracuse University adheres to New York State/Onondaga County public health guidelines and protocols that could impact admission requirements or capacities for large gatherings. The 2022 graduation candidates will be notified, via email, of any such changes as soon as they are confirmed.