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Celebrating Warner’s Class of 2024

The University of Rochester is holding the weekend of May 17–19, 2024, for the University’s one hundred and seventy-fourth Commencement activities. Mark your calendars for these important events: 

Reception for Warner School Graduates
Wednesday, May 15, 4:30 p.m.
LeChase Hall

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

University Commencement Website

The University of Rochester has set up a website including schedules, student regalia, tickets & guests, frequently asked questions, a celebration toolkit and other important information and updates.

2024 Student awards

Awards will be announced at the Warner School graduation ceremony. 

Mary Ellen Burris Human Development Award 

The award, given to graduate students who bring human development theory and research into practice, is named for Burris in recognition of her career at Wegmans, where she used her knowledge of human development to empower customers to live healthier lives.

Harold Munson Counseling and Human Development Award 

The award, given to students who reflect the mission of the counseling program, is named for Munson, professor emeritus, who initiated the school and community counseling programs and developed the programs’ high standards recognized by school districts and community agencies.

Logan R. Hazen Award for Educational Leadership 

The award, given to students based on academic success and a commitment to educational administration, is named for Hazen, professor emeritus, who mentored student affairs professionals and taught courses in higher education, while serving as the program director.

Eleanore F. Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching 

The award, which recognizes students for their commitment to teaching, is named for Larson, a former professor who inspired her students to embrace a strong commitment to the education of children.

Tyll van Geel Educational Leadership Award 

The award is named for van Geel, professor emeritus, who is a scholar of education law and applied ethical issues in education who was instrumental in designing the educational leadership program. The award is presented to doctoral students in educational leadership who demonstrate van Geel’s commitment to ethical leadership and decision-making, and application of scholarship to practice.

Ceremony archives

Join the celebration

Share your congratulations and celebrate with us! 

Take advantage of the University's Celebration toolkit that includes cover photos, zoom backgrounds, mortarboard cut-outs and more.

On social media, use the hashtags #UR2024 and #URwarner2024, and don't forget to tag the Warner School. We look forward to seeing and sharing your posts!