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Student celebrates at commencementHundreds of graduates and their families will gather for a cherished milestone at Commencement, which have three ceremonies on Saturday, May 13, in
 the Marano Campus Center convocation hall and arena.

The ceremony for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will begin at 9 a.m. A 1 p.m. ceremony will honor graduates of the School of Business. The 4 p.m. ceremony will celebrate graduates of the School of Education and the School of Communication, Media and the Arts.

Commencement is a celebrated occasion for graduates, family, friends, faculty and others to mark the outstanding achievements of our students. Each student will receive six tickets with the purchase of their regalia. Caps and gowns may be purchased online between April 28 and May 8 or in our Campus Center store from May 1 through graduation. 

Seating for our guests is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Visitors with physical disabilities who will need special seating or other arrangements should call 315.312.3358 in advance.

An interactive campus map with parking information is available online.

The formal Commencement ceremony features a procession of faculty in academic robes, concise acknowledgement of students graduating with honors, and graduates crossing the stage in recognition of their achievement. A professional photographer will document students as they participate. More details for visitors can be found on the Guest Information page.

Those unable to attend can watch it as a live Webcast or either live or rebroadcast on local cable.  You also can share your excitement via the #ozgrad hashtag on Twitter.

For more details and answers to commonly asked questions, visit the College Store's Commencement page.