University College students work long and hard on the requirements for an associate or bachelor’s degree. The journey often takes decades, but the pride and satisfaction of finally reaching that goal is worth celebrating. All UC students who have successfully completed their studies in December 2016, May 2017, or August 2017 were invited to participate in Commencement and celebrate their achievements with their family, friends, professors, and classmates.

The 2017 University College Commencement Celebration for part-time students took place on Thursday, May 11 at 6 p.m. at Hendricks Chapel. A reception took place immediately following the ceremony on the Quad in Tent A. Graduates and their guests enjoyed a festive reception, filled with grateful students, proud families, and wonderful food provided by Syracuse University Catering.

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Academic advisors are always available for information and advice, but it is the student’s responsibility to know and fulfill all degree requirements for graduation. Participation in Convocation and Commencement ceremonies does not necessarily indicate that all degree requirements have been completed. Contact your advisor at 315-443-3261 if you have any questions.

News About: University College Commencement

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