Schedule of Events

Friday, May 9
10 p.m.
Shuttles return at midnight and 2 a.m.
A Night Out at Armory Square ($)
Take the free shuttle to the Armory Square District in downtown Syracuse for a night out.

Saturday, May 10
2 - 5 p.m. Community Service Project and Dinner Out*
Join the Senior Class for an afternoon local community service project.  Dinner at the Lincklaen House (or other option) is included.
8 p.m.
Dining Hall
Seniors BINGO*
Prizes designed just for Seniors.

Sunday, May 11
Departs 7 a.m., returns late
Monday evening
Overnight trip to Atlantic City ($)
Overnight accommodations at the Atlantic City Tropicana Casino & Resort, located on the Boardwalk!! 

Tuesday, May 13
10 - 11:30 a.m.
Christakos Field
Seniors vs. Faculty/Staff Softball Game
No skills required to play.  All are welcome – no limit on the number of team members!!  
Noon – 2 p.m.
BBQ and Live Music
BBQ hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations.  Live Music hosted by Campus Activities Board. Inclement weather may require the BBQ and Live Music to be held indoors (Dining Hall, Hubbard Hall).
10 p.m.-??

Senior Celebration*
Special event planned by Senior Class SGA

Wednesday, May 14
8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Wine Tasting Tour ($)
Take a day long tour of four (4) wineries along Seneca Lake (Glenora Winery, Torrey Ridge Winery, Anthony Road Wine Company and Fox Run VineyardsEvent includes lunch, tour and tasting.

Thursday, May 15
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Dining Hall
Cazenovia College Academic Awards Dinner
By invitation only

Friday, May 16
8 – 10 a.m.
Dining Hall
Breakfast – Omelet Makers
Staff and Faculty Chefs – Omelets made to order. Table delivery. Eat! Enjoy! Relax!
11 a.m.– Noon
College-wide Picnic
All members of the College community (students, faculty, staff and families of graduates) are invited.  This is a time for the entire College to join the celebration of our students’ success! Inclement weather may require picnic to be held indoors in the Dining Hall (Hubbard Hall).
12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Lower Gym
Commencement Rehearsal
All graduates who expect to attend Saturday’s Commencement ceremony need to be at rehearsal.  If, for legitimate reasons, any student cannot be present, he/she must call 315-655-7888 no later than 10 a.m. on Friday, May 16.
6 – 8 p.m.
Dining Hall & Witherill Common Room
(new location)
Reception for Graduates and Families
All graduates and their families are invited to President and Mrs. Tierno’s home for a reception on the lawn.  Please limit to three guests per graduate.  Please call 315-655-7247 with your reservation.

Saturday, May 17
8 a.m.
Dining Hall
Complimentary Continental Breakfast
All graduates and members of their families are cordially invited to a continental breakfast prior to Commencement.
9:30 a.m.
Lower Gym
Line-Up for Commencement
All members of the College community (graduates, faculty, staff, board of trustees), who will be in the Commencement procession must be at the Lower Gym with cap and gown by 9:30 a.m.
10:15 a.m. Procession begins
10:30 a.m.
All graduates will be called to the stage to have their degree confirmed by the president of Cazenovia College.  A professional photographer from Gene Gissin Photography  will be on hand to take graduates’ photos as they receive their diploma. Inclement weather may require Commencement to be held indoors in the Upper Gymnasium.
Dining Hall
Reception after Commencement
A reception for graduates, families, faculty, staff and the College community will be held following the ceremony.

($) Fee for participation, contact the Student Life Office 315-655-7348 for more information. 

* Contact the Student Life Office 315-655-7348 for more information. 

Additional Information

Who is Eligible to Attend Commencement?
All students who have successfully completed all degree requirements for graduation - associate or baccalaureate - are invited to Commencement on Saturday and all Commencement week activities.  This includes students who completed their degree requirements in Summer 2013 or December 2013. Please call 315-655-7888 if you have any questions or concerns.

Caps and Gowns
  • Caps and gowns must be picked up Monday, May 12, through Thursday, May 15 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., or Friday, May 16 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Bookstore will open at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 17, for last minute pick-up of caps and gowns.
  • Bookstore will be open Saturday, May 17 until 4 p.m. and Sunday, May 18 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., for cap and gown returns.
  • All rental caps and gowns (students, faculty, staff) must be returned to the Bookstore by Monday, May 19.
Rain Contingency
Due to inclement weather, some events may be moved to alternative locations.  Please review the specific event information above to determine the alternative location.

Important Contacts
For information about:
  • Caps and Gowns – Melissa Trichilo (315-655-7301)
  • Graduation Requirements – Chris Mandel (315-655-7888)
  • Senior Week Activities –Katie O’Brien (315-655-7348)
  • Schedule of Commencement Events – Sarah Diederich (315-655-7994)