Undergraduate Commencement

The 2017 Undergraduate Commencement ceremonies will take place on Saturday, May 13, in the Park Center Alumni Arena .

Three ceremonies will be held —

Ceremony 1: 9:30 a.m.

Ceremony 2: 2:30 p.m.

Ceremony 3: 7 p.m.

Students will select their ceremony online. Please note, as in the past, ceremony selection is on a first-come, first-served basis. You will only have access to the online site if you have applied for graduation. Selection will take place on March 21, 2017 at 6 a.m.

In order to select your Commencement ceremony, complete the following steps:

  1. Log into myRedDragon
  2. Select the Student Tab at the top
  3. Under the Commencement 2017 Channel, select Commencement Tickets (first option)
  4. Select your Ceremony (first-come, first-served basis)

In order to participate in Commencement you must purchase a diploma cover through the online ticketing process ($11.50). You will first purchase your diploma cover through the ceremony selection site before you are able to select your tickets online. Please have a credit card ready. The diploma cover is linked to your Student Line-Up Ticket, which you MUST bring with you the day of Commencement. The diploma cover will be handed to you as you walk across the stage. It has no official resale value. 

Students will be directed to links to purchase caps and gowns, tassels, flowers, Commencement announcements, class rings, diploma frames and other gift items relating to Commencement.

Other Information

Request to Change Degree Conferral Date: Use this form when your commencement date must be changed to accommodate requirement completion.  Consult your advisor or coordinator before using this form. Please contact the Registrars Office for questions: 607-753-4702.

Dates for future ceremonies (2018, 2019, 2020) are available on the Future Ceremony Dates page.

Please note all Undergraduate Commencement tickets will be scanned at the door. The unique bar code on this ticket allows only one entry to the event. The first copy of an E-Ticket (if there are multiple copies made) to arrive at the event will gain entry after scanning and validation. Other copies of this ticket will be denied entry. You should handle this E-Ticket as you would any other valuable or cash.  Please be very cautious if someone offers to sell you this document, it has no official resale value and may be an unauthorized copy. 

Contact Us

Samantha Howell
Special Events Coordinator
President's Office 
Email Samantha

Susan Vleck
Special Events Assistant
President's Office
Email Susan