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Celebrating your milestone: Join us for Commencement in May

2023 Warner graduates taking a selfie at the Warner School ceremony.

Dear Students,

As we dive further into the spring semester, I am filled with excitement for what lies ahead. With each passing day, we draw closer to one of the most significant events in our academic year: Commencement Weekend (May 17-19, 2024). I encourage you to visit our Warner School Commencement webpage and the University Commencement website for the latest updates, schedule of events, FAQs and the #UR2024 Celebration Toolkit. 

Commencement is a cherished tradition, marking the culmination of hard work, dedication and perseverance. It's a time for celebration, reflection and anticipation as we prepare to send off our graduating class into the world, equipped with the knowledge and skills to lead in their fields and make a positive impact on communities and society. 

This year, we're setting out to make Commencement Weekend an unforgettable experience for our students and their families. From inspiring keynote speakers to memorable ceremonies, the University is planning a weekend that truly honors the achievements of our graduates.

But Commencement isn't just about diplomas. It's a celebration of every member of our Warner School community, including those who have completed advanced certificates in their academic journey. Your dedication deserves recognition, and we’re proud to include you in our festivities for the first time this year. Save these important dates:

Reception for Warner School graduates
Wednesday, May 15, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
LeChase Hall
Register here to attend before March 11.

University Commencement Ceremony
Friday, May 17, 9 a.m. 
Fauver Stadium at the Brian F. Prince Athletic Complex 

Doctoral Graduation Ceremony
Friday, May 17, 2 p.m. 
Kodak Hall, Eastman Campus 

Warner School of Education Graduation Ceremony
Saturday, May 18, 3 p.m. 
Kodak Hall, Eastman Campus

Graduating students will receive detailed information on all aspects of Commencement, including an invitation, ceremony & reception reservations, academic regalia details and biographies. 

Whether you're walking across the stage or cheering from the audience, I invite each of you to join us as we celebrate our collective achievements and embrace the bright futures ahead.

I can’t wait to celebrate with you all in May! 


Sarah Peyre, EdD
Dean, Warner School of Education