Commencement

Commencement, Colgate’s most time-honored tradition, celebrates the achievement of graduating seniors.

Upcoming Commencement Dates 

  • May 17, 2020
  • May 16, 2021
  • May 22, 2022
  • May 21, 2023

Questions? Contact Michele Carney, commencement coordinator:
mcarney@colgate.edu
315-228-7425

Speakers and Honorary Degree Recipients

U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado ’99 delivered the keynote speech at the 2019 commencement ceremony. Learn more about Delgado and this year’s other honorary degree recipients.

Speakers

Archives

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

Archives

Senior Year Traditions