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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 afternoon 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?
Johnson Student Activities & Special Events
107 Sage Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Email: Student Activities

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

Johnson School Ithaca Commencement Schedule:
PhD, Ithaca MBA & JCT MBA Graduates

2024 – TUESDAY, MAY 21
thru SUNDAY, MAY 26
10:00 am -
6:00 pm daily,
Tue.-Fri. | 8:00 am-6:00 pm Sat. & Sun.
Regalia (Cap & Gown) Pickup Teagle Hall, 1st Floor Multi-Purpose Room
2024 – THURSDAY, MAY 23
9:00 am -
5:00 pm
Johnson School Graduation Gift Distribution Sage Hall, Room 144
11:00 am -
12:00 noon
Johnson School Commencement Rehearsal Not in Regalia Bartels Hall, Newman Arena
(554 Campus Road, Ithaca, NY)
2024 – FRIDAY, MAY 24
11:00 am -
1:00 pm
Johnson School Dean’s Awards Brunch: Ithaca MBAs
Tickets available now on CampusGroups.
Arts Quad Tent
1:00 pm -
4:00 pm
Johnson School Graduation Gift Distribution Sage Hall, Room 144
5:30 -
7:30 pm
Cornell University Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony & Reception
RSVP required by May 22.
Barton Hall
(117 Statler Drive, Ithaca, NY)
6:00 -
8:00 pm
Johnson School Student Donor Reception
Open to all Class of 2024 gift donors and a guest. Invitations will be sent via email in early May.
Sage Hall, Dyson Atrium
(114 Feeney Way/East Avenue, Ithaca, NY)
2024 – SATURDAY, MAY 25
(ALL ROADS ARE CLOSED ON CENTRAL CAMPUS; review
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, 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
CORNELL UNIVERSITY CEREMONY #1
Tickets are not required, but you are asked to register online by May 24. LIVESTREAM LINK.
Schoellkopf Stadium
(513 Campus Road, Ithaca, NY)
12:30 pm Johnson School Class Photo  
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)
1:00 pm Doors Open for Guest Seating for Johnson School Event Bartels Hall, Newman Arena
(554 Campus Road, Ithaca, NY)
1:30 -
3:00 pm
JOHNSON SCHOOL PHD, ITHCA MBA & JCT MBA RECOGNITION CEREMONY
Tickets are NOT required, and there is no limit on attendees. LIVESTREAM LINK.
Bartels Hall, Newman Arena
(554 Campus Road, Ithaca, NY)
3:00 -
4:30 pm
Johnson School Reception
Tickets are NOT required,  Open to all Johnson School ceremony guests.
Sage Hall
(114 Feeney Way/East Avenue, Ithaca, NY)
4:00 pm -
8:00 pm
Johnson School Graduation Gift Distribution Sage Hall, Room 144

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