School of Business Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Welcome Class of 2020!

Zoom Log-in Information for Graduates Only

Please join us for the ceremony by using the link below:

Livestream for Family and Friends

We encourage supporters of our graduates to watch the ceremony via our livestream at ithaca.edu/commencement/livestream


Below are a few important instructions regarding how the virtual ceremony will work. Please read these instructions carefully as they will ensure that you can join the event and have a great experience.

  1. When entering your information to join the Zoom meeting, ensure that you enter the same name that you previously used to RSVP. This is the name that will be used when you are personally recognized on screen.
  2. Make sure that you use your Ithaca College e-mail address when joining the Zoom meeting. Names and e-mails that do not match the registration/RSVP information may not allow you to be recognized in the ceremony.
  3. When you join via Zoom, please start your video so that we can verify that your camera is working. We will then turn off your video.
  4. The ceremony will be spotlighted in the Zoom meeting, allowing you to watch the live feed “Ithaca College Program” that will be streaming to YouTube.
  5. We recommend leaving the Zoom meeting in speaker view throughout the ceremony so that you see both the activities in the Zoom meeting and the feed displayed to the public.
  6. If you do choose to view the meeting in gallery view, it is important to turn on “hide non video participants” so you avoid missing your opportunity to be recognized. Click here to see instructions explaining how to change this setting and other viewing options.
  7. Approximately halfway through the ceremony, all students who wish to participate will be individually recognized on screen. Staff from the Commencement Committee will be in Zoom and will invite you to the screen. When a message shows up in the center of your Zoom screen asking you to start your video, please do so. At that point you will be moments away from your live moment on screen.
  8. When you see your camera and your name come up on the “Ithaca College Program” video spotlighted in the Zoom meeting, it will be your moment to appear on the screen.
  9. You will be individually spotlighted on screen with your name showing on the lower third of the video. Your microphone will be disabled, and you will have approximately 10 seconds to smile, wave or take a bow in order to celebrate your hard work and achievement. Your video will then be turned off and the next graduate will come on screen. You are welcome to hold up a sign (etc.) but please be advised that the broadcast will be on delay and any inappropriate signs, gestures or backgrounds will not be shown.
  10. During the ceremony you are welcome to use the chat function in the Zoom meeting to chat with the other graduates, faculty, staff and others in the meeting. Chat messages will not be seen by viewers watching the ceremony outside of the Zoom meeting.
  11. Near the end of the ceremony, all graduates will be asked to start their video and be on screen for the final celebratory moment. Please get your bag of confetti out and be ready for instructions from President Collado.