Join Us in Celebrating our Graduating Master's and Doctoral Candidates

May 21, 2021 • 4:00 p.m. ET

Students have RSVP’ed to participate in-person or virtually and the event will be hosted inside the Athletics and Events Center’s Glazer Arena.  

As a reminder, in-person attendance at the ceremony is strictly reserved for ONLY 2021 Graduate Students and necessary support staff. No families or supporters will have access to the A&E Center and/or other campus buildings. Ithaca College’s guest policy for the spring semester will remain in effect for the duration of Commencement weekend. 
The expected run-time for the event is approximately 1.5 hours.    

Information for Graduates
Learn more about expectations for graduates attending the Graduate Hooding ceremony either in-person or virtually.
Attending the 2021 Celebration

Participating In Person If You Have Been Studying Remotely This Semester

Students who have not been studying in Tompkins County must test for COVID-19 within 72 hours prior to return to the Ithaca area and will be asked to test again upon arrival.  Students who return will need to test regularly and become part of the health and safety badge system and maintain “green” badge status in order to participate in any in-person activities for Graduate Hooding. 

Download the Graduate Hooding Program
Download the Graduate Hooding program booklet, which includes the order of events and a full listing of graduates by school.
Download Here

Graduation Picture Information 

Ithaca College has partnered with a local vendor to provide comprehensive photography coverage for this year’s ceremony. Graduates participating in-person will have their photos taken both while on stage as well as a second round of photos immediately after they leave the stage. These photos will be made available for purchase within two weeks following this event. Students will receive an email to their Ithaca email address with instructions on how to access their photos. 
A limited number of candid photos of the ceremony will be made available at no cost to families and supporters via the Commencement website within two weeks following the conclusion of the event. 


If you have any questions, please contact Zaira Sylvain.