Seniors who were scheduled for a May graduation date, will still have May 17, 2020 as their official graduation date on their diploma and transcript (if all degree requirements are completed). Diplomas will be mailed to the address listed on your application for degree in July. All students with a graduation date between December 2019 through and including December 2020 will be invited to participate in the newly scheduled Commencement ceremony to be held the weekend of August 1.
Ithaca College has announced it is targeting August 1 and 2 for commencement weekend on campus, with the ceremony to be held on Sunday, August 2 to celebrate the Class of 2020.
This decision was made as a result of extending remote instruction through the end of the semester, given the trajectory of the coronavirus pandemic. Committee members from a wide range of campus offices are working hard to develop a plan for the rescheduled commencement weekend and ceremony. They are thinking creatively about ways to provide, if possible, some of the traditions, events, and activities surrounding the celebratory weekend.
While this rescheduled plan may change, given the unpredictability of the coronavirus outbreak, organizers remain optimistic about the targeted commencement weekend. More details about planned activities and instructions for graduates who wish to participate in the ceremony will be added to the Commencement 2020 website as they become available.