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Location Confirmation

The 198th commencement will take place Sunday, May 19, at 10:30 a.m. alongside Taylor Lake. The weather forecast predicts a 20-percent chance of light rain, so please dress accordingly.

Commencement Weekend 2019

May 17–19, 2019
Student accepts diploma from Pres. Bryan Casey at commencement ceremony


RESOURCES FOR SENIORSFind information about obtaining commencement tickets, cap and gown, Torch Medals, yearbooks, and more.
Student with older family members after commencement

Parents and Families

RESOURCES FOR FAMILIESFind information about obtaining commencement tickets, accommodations in the Colgate area, graduation announcements, photography, and more.

Schedule of Events

Contact Information

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

Speakers and Honorary Degree Recipients

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



Colgate provides accommodations for graduates and guests with disabilities and mobility issues.

Commencement accessibility information

Future Dates

Please use this schedule of upcoming commencement dates to help with planning.
  • May 17, 2020
  • May 16, 2021
  • May 22, 2022


Colgate maintains archives of photos, video, and speech transcripts from commencement ceremonies dating back to 2006.

View Commencement Archives