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Commencement 2014

Colgate's 193rd commencement featuring the graduation of the Colgate Class of 2014 will take place May 17-18, 2014.
Students in commencement caps and gowns on the Quad

Commencement 2014 Speakers

Gloria Borger '74, P'10
Gloria Borger ’74, P’10, chief political analyst for CNN and a member of the first coeducational class to graduate from Colgate, will deliver the keynote address at Colgate’s 193rd commencement on Sunday, May 18, in Sanford Field House (schedule).

The baccalaureate speaker will be Fr. George Coyne SJ, McDevitt Chair of Religious Philosophy at Le Moyne College in Syracuse. A renowned Jesuit priest, astronomer, and director emeritus of the Vatican Observatory, Fr. Coyne bridges the worlds of faith and science.

Additionally receiving honorary degrees are:
  • George Avakian, music historian and innovator in the jazz recording industry
  • Mark Golden, CEO of Golden Artist Colors in New Berlin, N.Y.
  • Lorie Slutsky ’75, president of the New York Community Trust 

Contact Information

If you have questions please contact Michele Carney, commencement coordinator, at 315-228-7425 or

Future Dates

Please use this schedule of upcoming commencement dates to help with planning.
  • May 17, 2015
  • May 15, 2016
  • May 21, 2017
  • May 20, 2018