Cornell University

During the spring semester, in-person concerts, events and lectures that involve outside guests will not be held, per the university’s COVID-19 travel and visitor policy.

Recognition Ceremony for December Graduates

Saturday, December 18, 2021

More dates through December 16, 2023

BARTON HALL, Main Floor Garden Ave, Ithaca NY 14853

The university's Recognition Ceremony for December Graduates is a special event enjoyed by graduating students and their families.  The ceremony begins at 10am with a formal procession in Barton Hall.  An informal reception with light refreshments immediately follows the ceremony.  Doors open at 9am.  Event ends at noon. 

     Ceremony  10:00am - 11:30am

     Reception  11:30am - noon

Event is live-streamed starting at 10 am EST.

     Students and faculty must return regalia in Barton Hall by noon!

Please visit for ceremony details, parking map, accessibility information, and more.

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Commencement Office


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Contact E-Mail

Contact Name

Commencement Office

Contact Phone

607 255-9541


University President, Sr. Class President

Speaker Affiliation

Cornell University

Dept. Web Site

CornellCast Video URL

Disability Access Information

See accessibility information at Drivers may unload passengers at Garden Avenue entrance to Barton Hall then park nearby. Accessible seating and room for wheelchairs is available in floor seating and does not need to be reserved in advance. ASL sign language interpreter on stage, and livestream is closed-captioned.

Registration Status

students RSVP on Commencement website


light refreshments following ceremony

Open To

graduating students and their families & guests; faculty