Commencement Recognition Celebrations

Lavender Graduation

Tuesday, May 10 at 5:30pm in the Doty Recital Hall. Lavender Graduation events intend to honor graduating seniors that identify as LGBTQ+ and allies for their contributions to the Geneseo community. These programs also recognize the resilience and advocacy demonstrated by LGBTQ+ students in light of unique experiences and potential obstacles within higher education. 

Sankofa Graduate Celebration

Thursday, May 19 at 2:30pm in the MacVittie College Union Ballroom. The event honors those who self-identify as students of color while acknowledging their resilience and perseverance toward this important milestone. Graduating seniors who self-identify as a student of color and would like to participate in the celebration should contact the Office of Multicultural Programs & Services at 585-245-5620.

School of Education Convocation

Graduates of the School of Education will be recognized at the School of Education Convocation on Friday, May 20 at 5:00pm in the Wadsworth Auditorium. During this time, awards will be given to School of Education scholarship recipients. A reception will follow. All School of Education graduates and their family and friends are invited to attend. 

Senior Sendoff Shabbat

On Friday, May 20 6:30pm followed by dinner for 7:00pm at the Interfaith Center please join us for Shabbat Shalom and lehitraot to our Jewish graduates! Shabbat services at 6:30pm, followed by a catered dinner at 7:00pm. Graduates and their families are invited. Please contact Laura Matthews, Director of Jewish Student Life at 585-245-6452 or email Laura Matthews at for more details OR complete this FORM to RSVP directly.