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Class of 2020 Commencement Celebration

September 17, 2021September 19, 2021 EDT

Shaw Quadrangle

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Welcome Class of 2020, we are so excited to celebrate you and your achievements!

Schedule of Events

Sept. 17: Class of 2020 “Welcome Home” Reception @ 6:30 – 9 p.m.
As you and your families arrive in Syracuse for the weekend, you’re invited to join us for a “welcome home” and welcome to Generation Orange reception. Enjoy a festive celebration on the Quad underneath a large tent with music, food and a toast to your most-deserving class. Reconnect with friends and classmates, and pick up where you left off! Kevin Richardson of the Exonerated Five, a 2020 honorary degree recipient, will attend as our guest of honor.

Sept. 18: Reunion Celebration and Tailgate @ 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Schine Student Center

We’re recognizing the Class of 2020 in the way you deserve to be recognized, after a very challenging year and a half! Let’s celebrate your accomplishments and resilience in a fun, spirited tailgate environment. 2020 graduates, along with your families, can catch up with one another prior to the game while enjoying delicious tailgate fare, giveaways, and fun photo opportunities in our popular photo booth. 2020 graduates will also take a class photo. The class will also be asked to share the names of faculty and staff members who have made a significant impact on their time at Syracuse so we may invite them on the class’s behalf.

Sept. 18: Syracuse vs. Albany Football Game @ Noon
Discounted tickets will be available.

Sept. 19: Commencement Ceremony @ 10 a.m.
Commencement is the University-wide ceremony for all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral candidates. Syracuse University Chancellor and President Kent Syverud will formally confer degrees at the Commencement ceremony. Doors open at 8 a.m.

Sept. 19: iSchool Class of 2020 Celebration @ 1 p.m. (Panasci Lounge, Schine Student Center)
Join your fellow iSchool alumni, faculty, staff and friends to celebrate your achievement! You and your guests are invited to a special iSchool recognition reception where graduate names will be announced and you’ll have the chance to walk across the stage and take your photo with Dean Dewan. Refreshments will be served.

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This event was first published on July 29, 2021 and last updated on August 25, 2021.

Event Details

  • Region
  • Open to
    Faculty & Staff, 
    Graduate & Professional Students, 
    Parents & Families