Computer Science Graduate Recognition Ceremony and Reception


Saturday, May 25, 2024

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

Key Details

Date: Saturday, May 25, 2024

Timing: (all times EDT)

  • Doors open: 4 p.m. (Guest seating is on a first come, first served basis.)
  • Graduates must arrive by no later than 4:45 p.m.
  • Ceremony: 5 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Reception: 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Barton Hall 

Recognized Degree Programs: Computer Science Ph.D., M.S., M.Eng, B.A., and B.S. students graduating in December 2023, May 2024, or 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 & 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, please note that you will not be able to drop them  off at Barton Hall as the roads around Barton will be closed on Saturday for the university ceremonies. To apply for special parking permits and learn about other accessibility resources, please review the University’s Commencement accessibility planning information.  

Please note that 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.