The University is excited to recognize the accomplishments of the Class of 2021.

On May 9, 2021, we will honor graduating seniors and masters degree candidates at the University’s 200th commencement ceremony. The ceremony will take place at Andy Kerr stadium at 10:30 a.m. with a Livestream available for those unable to be present on campus. View the event livestreams here.

Given the COVID-19 global pandemic, our event will adhere to New York State guidance for academic celebrations. All attendees are expected to adhere to Public Health Guidelines.


We will be able to welcome two registered guests per graduate. Students have provided the names and contact information to register their identified guests. The guest registration deadline was March 30, 2021. The University is sharing relevant guidance and information with registered guests via email on a weekly basis. If you believe you are a registered guest and have not been receiving these emails, please contact

Commencement guest policy

Schedule of Events

Click each event title for additional details.

Entrance 1 walking route leads down College Street to northwest corner of Andy Kerr Stadium. Entrance 2 Walking Route leads down College St to west entrance of large parking lot west of Class of 1965 Arena. Entrance 3 walking route leads down College St to east entrance of large parking lot west of Class of 1965 Arena. Entrance 4 walking route leads through parking lot north of Reid Athletic Center to walking path north of Sanford Field House. Medical tent is located at Southwest corner of Andy Kerr Stadium

Map — Ceremony Parking & Arrival

Use this map to guide your planning for arrival on the day of the Commencement ceremony. Before arrival, please note your assigned entrance and make your way to Andy Kerr Stadium using the walking route corresponding to your entrance.

Download the map

Future Dates 

  • May 9, 2021
  • May 22, 2022
  • May 21, 2023
  • May 19, 2024

Questions? Contact Michele Carney, commencement coordinator:


Colgate maintains archives of photos, video, and speech transcripts from commencement ceremonies dating back five years on the website.