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CEREMONIES: The university ceremony in the stadium Saturday morning is a wonderful pageant where degrees are conferred on each program collectively; individual student names are not announced. The Johnson School ceremony in the early evening in Bartels Hall is the event where each graduate's name is read as they walk across the stage.

ATTIRE: Throughout the weekend, graduates and guests should dress comfortably (business casual is the norm). Be prepared for crowds and lots of walking; and for assorted weather (hot, wet, cold, etc.) Bartels Hall is not air conditioned, and there is little shade/coverage in Schoellkopf Stadium.

PARKING: For weekend parking and bus information, review this page. NOTE: All Central Campus Roads are CLOSED SATURDAY 6:30 am to 5:00 pm. For MOBILITY IMPAIRED PARKING ONLY, you must apply for an accessibility plan permit from the university.

Questions? Email: EMBA Student Services

For more information on travel, lodging, parking, etc., please visit:
Cornell University Commencement Website

Johnson School Ithaca Commencement Schedule:
Executive MBA & Cornell-Tsinghua FMBA Graduates

2024 – SATURDAY, MAY 25
this page for parking information)
8:00 am Gates Open for Guest Seating for University Ceremony #1 Schoellkopf Stadium
(513 Campus Road, Ithaca, NY)
8:00 am All Graduates Assemble in Regalia for the Academic Procession
NOTE: Alcohol is not permitted on the Arts Quad, in the procession, nor in the stadium.
Arts Quad, MBA in front of Morrill Hall; PhD by Olin Library
10:00 am Academic Procession Arrives at Stadium Schoellkopf Stadium
(513 Campus Road, Ithaca, NY)
10:00 -
11:00  am
Tickets are not required, but you are requested to register online by May 24.
Schoellkopf Stadium
(513 Campus Road, Ithaca, NY)
4:20 pm EMBA and FMBA Class Photos  
Graduates wear regalia, but NO CAPS FOR PHOTO. Immediately following the photo, line-up in row & seat order, and put your cap on with the tassel to your left.
Field Directly North of Bartels Hall
(Rain Location: inside Newman, following ceremony)
4:30 pm Doors Open for Guest Seating for Johnson School Event Bartels Hall, Newman Arena
(554 Campus Road, Ithaca, NY)
5:00 -
6:30 pm
EMBA Americas, EMBA Metro NY, EMBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership, and Cornell-Tsinghua FMBA RECOGNITION CEREMONY
Tickets are NOT required, and there is no limit on attendees.  LIVESTREAM LINK
Bartels Hall, Newman Arena
(554 Campus Road, Ithaca, NY)
6:45 -
8:45 pm
Johnson School EMBA-FMBA Reception
Tickets are NOT required,  Open to all Johnson School EMBA-FMBA ceremony guests.
Sage Hall
(114 Feeney Way/East Avenue, Ithaca, NY)

*In the event of severe weather on Saturday, the University may follow the Cornell University Severe Weather Policy/Plan.