All in attendance at Commencement weekend events will be expected to adhere to our public health guidelines, which are set in accordance with New York State directives.

Face Coverings

  • Face coverings must be worn properly over the mouth and nose at all times, except when seated to eat or drink. This applies to any attendee over the age of two and able to medically tolerate such covering. 

Seating and Physical Distancing

  • Maintain 6 feet of physical distance from anyone not in your immediate household at all times. 
  • Guest seat markers are distanced in accordance with state and local guidelines and can accommodate either individuals or two people from the same household.
  • Guests must remain seated for the duration of the ceremony, except to use the restroom.

Food and Beverages

  • Due to public health restrictions, we regret that we are unable to provide concessions at the event.
  • For those who have brought food or beverages with you, do not share food or beverages with other individuals unless they currently live in your household.
  • Attendees must remain seated while eating or drinking.

Recessional and Departure

  • Guests will remain seated for the entire recessional; afterwards, we will facilitate a controlled release of guests by section.
  • During departure, all should maintain physical distancing and avoid congregating with others outside of their household.
  • We recommend that students and guests pre-identify a meeting location away from the athletics complex to help facilitate a quick and de-densified departure process.


Professional photographers are on hand to photograph each senior as they cross the stage; seniors have received instructions on how to order pictures. 

  • Guests must remain seated; please do not approach the graduates during the senior stage walk portion of the ceremony.
  • Guests are welcome to take personal photos with their seniors after the ceremony. We encourage families to disperse across the campus to do so. 
  • At popular landmarks, please observe physical distancing from others, and be mindful of time to allow all a chance for their turn.

Rest Rooms

  • Single-stall portable restrooms are available near the stadium visitor stands.