Information Science GRADUATE Recognition Ceremony and Reception

Friday, May 24, 2024

Information Science undergraduate, professional, and graduate students graduating in December 2023, May 2024, August 2024 and their loved ones are cordially invited to our Information Science Graduate Recognition Ceremony and reception. The recognition ceremony is where graduates traverse the stage and are individually recognized by name. 

Key Details

Date: Friday, May 24, 2024

Timing: (all times EDT)

  • Doors open: 11 a.m. (Guest seating is on a first come, first served basis.)
  • Graduates must arrive by no later than 11:45 a.m.
  • Ceremony: Noon - 2 p.m.
  • Reception: 2 - 2:45 p.m.

Location: Barton Hall 

Recognized Degree Programs: Information Science Ph.D., MPS, B.A., and B.S. students graduating in December 2023, May 2024, August 2024.

Ticketing: No ticketing is required. Graduates may invite unlimited guests.

Attire: Graduates wear regalia (cap and gown), ordered through the Office of University Commencement Events.

Livestream option: The ceremony will be broadcast live online for guests unable to travel from afar. The link will be available on this page two to three days prior to the event.

Parking and Road Closures: Review the May Commencement Weekend parking and directions information page for details about lot and road closures, plus free park-n-ride bus locations. Use the Cornell Campus Map to find your way on campus.

Accessibility Planning: If you have guests with mobility challenges, limited stamina, and/or who might need other accommodations, we encourage you to review the University’s Commencement accessibility planning information, which includes information on special parking permits and other resources. 

For our Friday department ceremony, guests with reduced mobility and/or limited stamina may be driven directly to Barton Hall. Please drop them off at the Garden Avenue (east side) entrance, across from Teagle Hall (consult the Cornell Campus Map to plan your route). 

Both our department ceremony and the Saturday university ceremony will include American Sign Language interpreters.

Ceremony Photography: We have hired professional photographers to take an individual portrait of each graduate, as well as a photo as they traverse the stage. These photos—along with candid shots—will be shared, free of charge, with graduates after the event. As such, we ask that guests please refrain from standing in the aisles to take pictures so that we can ensure safety and visibility for all attendees. Thank you.

University Commencement Information

Please visit the university’s May 2024 Commencement Information website for information about the Saturday University Commencement Ceremony, as well as logistical details for the entire weekend, including parking, accessibility planning, lodging, directions, and more.