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Past Ceremonies

December 21, 2020

White roses laying on the Place of Remembrance

Pan Am Flight 103 Memorial Service

December 21, 2020 at 2:03pm2:45pm EST

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The Dean and Chaplains of Hendricks Chapel invite the Syracuse University community to an online memorial service on Monday, Dec. 21 at 2:03 p.m. EST. The service will honor the 270 people, including…

November 20, 2020

Flyer for Trans Day of Remembrance vigil and poetry performance. Back background with white text at top of flyer that reads “trans day of remembrance.” The flyer features five red roses, three behind and two in front of a white text box. Inside the text box reads “Join us for a name-reading vigil and spoken word performance. Friday, November 20, 2020. 7 pm. Register at linktr.ee/SULGBTRC.”

Transgender Day of Remembrance: Vigil & Poetry Reading

November 20, 2020 at 7:00pm8:30pm EST

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November 20 is Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day where we honor the lives of the victims of trans-antagonistic violence each year. Join the LGBT Resource Center for a name-reading vigil, followed…

November 11, 2020

Virtual Veterans Day Ceremony

November 11, 2020 at 11:00am12:00pm EST

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Join us for a virtual recognition program honoring our veterans and service members.

November 6, 2020

Picture of Annette Gordon-Reed

17th Annual WellsLink Transitions Ceremony (Keynote Speaker: Annette Gordon-Reed)

November 6, 2020 at 4:00pm6:00pm EST

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Join us for the 17th Annual WellsLink Transitions Ceremony featuring this year’s keynote speaker, Annette Gordon-Reed, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and professor at Harvard University. There…

October 25, 2020

Orange After Dark and Traditions Commission Present Orange Central Kickoff: Cuse Crafts on the Quad

October 25, 2020 at 12:00pm5:00pm EDT

Shaw Quadrangle

It’s Orange Central and we’re kicking it off with a whole feast of Orange-themed activities! Pumpkin painting, Otto cookie decorating, tie dye t-shirts, dome nachos, apple cider, donuts, and…

October 2, 2020

Mid-Autumn Harvest Moon Celebration

October 2, 2020 at 2:00pm9:30pm EDT

Barnes Center at The Arch, Esports Room

Join the Barnes Center at The Arch Esports team for the Mid-Autumn Harvest Moon Celebration! Enjoy moon cakes, the celebration and learn more about the legend of Hou Yi and Chang E as well as the…

September 15, 2020

Latinx Hispanic Heritage Month: Opening Ceremony

September 15, 2020 at 11:30am12:00pm EDT

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Learn more about Latinx Hispanic Heritage Month (LHHM) 2020. From lectures, to performances, art exhibitions and more, LHHM provides the campus and local community with a wonderful opportunity to…

August 26, 2020

Natioanl Veteran Resource Center

NVRC Flag Raising Ceremony

August 26, 2020 at 9:00am10:00am EDT

101 Waverly Ave

To mark the opening of the National Veterans Resource Center, provide recognition to the Haudenosaunee; mark beginning of return to campus for students but recognize the importance of a socially…

May 10, 2020

new graduates at Syracuse University Commencement

POSTPONED: Commencement

This event has been postponed.

May 10, 2020 at 9:30am12:00pm EDT

Shaw Quadrangle

2020 Commencement exercises will be held on the fabled Shaw Quadrangle. For our students graduating in 2020 and their families, this means they will experience a milestone one-of-a-kind ceremony.

May 9, 2020

Students are posed as the number 2020 on the dome court

POSTPONED: Falk College 2020 Convocation

This event has been postponed.

May 9, 2020 at 4:00pm EDT

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Coronavirus Update Syracuse University continues to monitor developments associated with the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This includes evaluating the status of events and rescheduling,…

POSTPONED: School of Information Studies (iSchool) 2020 Graduate Convocation

May 9, 2020 at 3:00pm EDT

Schine Student Center, Goldstein Auditorium

The School of Information Studies (iSchool) 2020 Graduate School Convocation ceremony has been postponed.  

POSTPONED: School of Education 2020 Convocation

May 9, 2020 at 12:30pm EDT

Manley Field House

The School of Education 2020 Convocation ceremony has been postponed.  

POSTPONED: School of Information Studies (iSchool) 2020 Undergraduate Convocation

May 9, 2020 at 12:00pm EDT

Schine Student Center, Goldstein Auditorium

The School of Information Studies (iSchool) 2020 Undergraduate Convocation ceremony has been postponed. 

POSTPONED: The School of Architecture 2020 Convocation

May 9, 2020 at 9:00am EDT

National Veterans Resource Center

The School of Architecture 2020 Convocation ceremony has been postponed. 

POSTPONED: The College of Engineering and Computer Science 2020 Convocation

May 9, 2020 at 8:30am EDT

Manley Field House

The College of Engineering and Computer Science 2020 Convocation ceremony has been postponed.  

May 8, 2020

POSTPONED: The College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) 2020 Convocation

This event has been cancelled.

May 8, 2020 at 7:30pm EDT

Manley Field House

The College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) 2020 Convocation ceremony has been postponed.

ROTC Cadets take their Oath of Office to become military officers

CANCELLED: ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

This event has been cancelled.

May 8, 2020 at 5:00pm6:30pm EDT

National Veterans Resource Center, K.G. Tan Auditorium

This ceremony is to commission new military officers into the US military service and recognize their commitment to our country. The ceremony includes certificate presentations, oaths of office,…

POSTPONED: The Martin J. Whitman School of Management 2020 Convocation

May 8, 2020 at 4:30pm EDT

Manley Field House

The Martin J. Whitman School of Management Doctoral, Master’s, and Undergraduate Convocation ceremony has been postponed.       

POSTPONED: The College of Arts and Sciences 2020 Master’s Convocation

May 8, 2020 at 2:30pm EDT

Hendricks Chapel

The College of Arts and Sciences 2020 Master’s Convocation ceremony has been postponed.    

POSTPONED: Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs 2020 Graduate Convocation

May 8, 2020 at 2:00pm EDT

Crouse College, Setnor Auditorium

The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs 2020 Graduate Convocation ceremony has been postponed.