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Commencement Ceremony Assignment

Please note: SUNY Geneseo's master's and undergraduate commencement ceremonies for 2020 have been postponed as part of the college's response to COVID-19. The information below is historical and may not be not applicable to 2020. Please visit the commencement homepage for more information.

Commencement ceremonies will be held in the Wilson Ice Arena, in the Merritt Athletic Facility, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. 

Graduates are assigned a ceremony based on their academic major; see information below. For double majors, the ceremony assigned will be according to the graduate's primary major (the major in which the degree will be granted). 

The average duration of each ceremony is 2 hours. 

Receptions will immediately follow each ceremony in various locations on campus, please see commencement reception page for all of the exact details.

Morning Ceremony (10 a.m.)

  • Accounting
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biophysics
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Childhood Education
  • Childhood Education with Special Education
  • Early Childhood and Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Geochemistry
  • Geological Sciences
  • Geophysics
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Graduates who are assigned to the 10 a.m. ceremony are asked to convene in Kuhl Gym at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday morning.

Doors to the arena for guests will open at 9 a.m. for the 10 a.m. ceremony.

Afternoon Ceremony (2 p.m.)

  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Black Studies
  • Communication
  • Comparative Literature
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Music
  • Musical Theatre
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Theatre
  • Theatre/English

Graduates who are assigned to the 2 p.m. ceremony are asked to convene in Kuhl Gym at 1:15 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.

Doors to the arena for guests will open at 1 p.m. for the 2 p.m. ceremony.