Newhouse Convocation

Commencement Weekend events

Thursday, May 9—
Sunday, May 12

View full schedule of school and college convocations, ceremonies and receptions.

Newhouse Convocation Ceremony

Saturday, May 11, 2024
12:30 p.m. EST

JMA Wireless Dome

Newhouse Convocation Reception

Saturday, May 11, 2024
2:30 p.m. EST

All Tents on Quad

Light refreshments will be served.

Syracuse University Commencement

Sunday, May 12, 2024
9:30 a.m. EST

JMA Wireless Dome

File Diploma Request

Completing the “File Diploma Request” process on MySlice by March 1, 2024, activates the procedure for certification and awarding of a degree. Diplomas will be shipped to the permanent address listed on MySlice unless a different mailing address is specified. A change of address request can be made on the Personal Service page of MySlice.

For questions regarding the “File Diploma Request,” please call the Office of the Registrar at 315.443.2422 or email

Newhouse Convocation Ceremony

When: Saturday, May 11, 2024, 12:30 EST
Where: JMA Wireless Dome

For all undergraduate students (including dual majors): 

Arrive at the JMA Wireless Dome between 11:30 a.m. and noon using gate D, which is for students only. Please do not arrive earlier than 11:30 a.m. as the Arts and Sciences Convocation is immediately preceding. Dome ushers will direct you as to which aisle to use to report to the floor to find a seat. There is no assigned seating. Fill out the card on your chair and hold onto it until you proceed to the stage for recognition. Please wear your cap and gown. This is a joyful and significant ceremony at which your respectful attention will be appreciated. So as not to diminish each graduate’s special moment, we are asking that you not bring anything to the proceedings—such as balloons, beach balls or champagne. 

Students in academic regalia wave during a photo while sitting on bleachers

For graduating master’s and doctoral students: 

The Dome ushers will direct you to find a seat in the special section that will be reserved for master’s and doctoral students. You will be recognized separately from the undergraduates. 

For family and friends: 

Tickets are not needed as the Dome is large enough for all guests. Arrive at the Dome using gates A, B, E, F, G, N or P. Please do not arrive earlier than 11:30 a.m. as the Arts and Sciences Convocation is immediately preceding. Seating is available on two levels. Accessible seating options are available with no reservations needed. Please refer to the for  accessibility information and parking and getting to campus. The Dome’s concession windows will be open during Convocation. 

Caps, gowns and regalia

All candidates who are eligible to participate in Commencement or Convocation must visit the Campus Store in  Schine Student Center to secure a cap, gown and tassel prior to Commencement Weekend.  

Students in graduation regalia watch and listen to a convocation ceremony

This includes December 2023, May 2024 and August 2024 graduation candidates and students who petitioned their school or college to participate in commencement weekend ceremonies. 

Beginning May 7, undergraduate graduation candidates can visit the Schine Student Center to secure a cap, gown and tassel to participate in commencement or convocations.   

Distribution of undergraduate regalia will take place in The Underground at the Schine Student Center Tuesday, May 7 through Thursday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Beginning Friday, May 10 and through Sunday, May 12, undergraduate regalia will be available for pick up in the Campus Store, on the lower level. 

Campus Store hours for Commencement Weekend will be: 

Master’s and doctoral caps and gowns are available now. Visit the Campus Store in the Schine Student Center to secure a master’s or doctoral cap and gown in-store or visit the Campus Store Website to order online. 

Additional information regarding regalia, store hours, ordering custom announcements, framing your diploma, ordering a class ring and more can be found on the Campus Store Website


Newhouse School students graduating with honors will receive a maroon cord to wear with their regalia at the 2024 Convocation and Commencement ceremonies. GPA determines Latin Honors (graduates with a cumulative GPA of 3.40 or higher as of January 2024). Eligible students will be contacted directly about where and when they can pick up their cords.  

You may also receive a special orange, white and silver cord to wear with your cap and gown by participating in the Class of 2024 Giving Campaign. To receive yours, make a gift of $24.00 or more and be part of this colorful tradition! Class Giving Campaign donors may pick up their cords during cap and gown distribution at the Campus Store, beginning in early May. Donors may stop by the table 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday until May 10. 


Click here on May 11, 2024, to watch the livestream.


Genesee Photo Systems will take a photo of each student. Click here to pre-register for graduation images. 

Syracuse University Commencement

Kayla Wright, a graduate student in her robes, getting her picture taken on graduation day.

When: Sunday, May 12, 2024, 9:30 a.m. EST
: JMA Wireless Dome

Syracuse University Commencement is an all-university ceremony where the Syracuse University Chancellor and President Kent Syverud ceremoniously confers degrees.

All graduating students must register to indicate their intent to participate in the 2024 Commencement ceremony and confirm an estimated number of guests.

Registration is for graduation candidates only. Parents, family, friends and/or guests do not need to complete the registration form. Registration information will be used to estimate total attendance for planning purposes. Tickets are not required and there is no limit to the number of guests you can bring. If your guest counts change, you do not need to resubmit your registration.

Dome bag policy

Syracuse University has a clear bag policy (view details) which will be in effect for commencement weekend. However, some exceptions will be allowed after proper inspection. Please ensure your bag does not exceed 10” x 10”. Strollers and diaper bags will be permitted. Both walk-through and handheld metal detectors will be in place and used at all Ceremonies, School/College Convocations and Commencement at all JMA Wireless Dome entry gates. 

Syracuse University wants to ensure that ensure that all guests have a safe and enjoyable visit. Visit this commencement weekend page for additional information for a list of items not permitted into ceremony venues.

For up-to-date information about Convocation and Commencement, visit