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|10:00 am May 10th||Commencement Southeast Lawn of College Hall|
This culminating moment in each student’s college experience is celebrated with traditional rituals including mortarboards, gowns, faculty in colorful academic regalia, and celebratory music. This event features traditions unique to Cornell such as student and faculty keynote speakers chosen by the senior class as well as seating arranged by student preference instead of alphabetically or by major. The ceremony will take place on the lawn behind College Hall just west of 5th Avenue SW. The area will be open for guests at 8:30 a.m. Adequate seating is available for all who wish to attend. Family members and friends should be seated by 9:45 a.m. so the ceremony can begin at 10 a.m. This event typically concludes by 12:30 p.m. Umbrellas will not be allowed in the seating area. Ponchos will be provided in the event of rain. If severe weather is expected, Commencement will be held in the Small Multi-Sport Center. Notification of the venue change will occur by 10 a.m. Saturday via e-mail to all seniors and on the college’s homepage.
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