Following an academic year interrupted by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, commencement for the Class of 2020 is unprecedented in Colgate history.

Conferral of Degrees Ceremony

On Sunday, May 17, 2020, President Brian Casey conferred the degrees of the graduating Class of 2020 in a virtual ceremony featuring the names and submitted photos of the graduates.

Messages of Support from Around the Colgate Community

From the Classes of 1995 and 1970, who graduated Colgate 25 and 50 years ago
From honorary degree recipient and author of "Becoming Colgate," Jim Smith ’70
From the Department of Political Science

Commencement Ceremony

The University has declared its intent to host a full, in-person commencement ceremony recognizing and celebrating the Colgate Class of 2020 at the conclusion of the COVID-19 pandemic, when it is again safe to come together for large, in-person gatherings. Details about this Commencement ceremony are pending.