2023 Senior Convocation Ceremony

by Convocation Committee

Private Event Senior Days

Thu, May 25, 2023

11:30 AM – 2:30 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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Barton Hall, Teagle-side entrance

Ithaca, New York , 14853, United States

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Senior Convocation Ceremony

The Senior Convocation Ceremony is a Cornell tradition that takes place during the Senior Days leading up to Commencement Weekend. Convocation is a student-led event that celebrates the accomplishments of the undergraduate graduating class. Highlights of the event include a student speaker, a student poet, student organization performances, University leadership, and an invited guest speaker.

Class of 2023 Pre-Convocation Celebration | Barton Hall | 11:30-1pm

The Senior Convocation Committee invites you to celebrate before the ceremony in Barton Hall! Class of 2023 merch, snacks, photobooths, music, and more will be at the Teagle-side entrance of Barton Hall from 11:30am-1pm. Merch and snacks are limited so come early and hang out with your friends!

2023 Convocation Ceremony | Barton Hall | 1-2:30pm

The 2023 Convocation Ceremony will take place on Thursday May 25th from 1-2:30pm in Barton Hall, with doors opening at 11:30am. Plan to arrive by 12:50pm at the latest, as we will begin offering remaining seats to "day-of" guests at that time. Senior Convocation is for undergraduate graduates part of the Class of 2023 (December '22, May '23, December '23). We will invite graduating graduate/professional students and finally current Cornell community members as space allows. 

2022 Convocation Itinerary

11:30am: Doors open for guests (must show RSVP)

11:30am-1pm: Class of 2023 Pre-Convocation Celebration

12:45pm: pre-ceremony performance by Big Red Marching Band

1:00pm: Ceremony begins

  • Welcome address: Dean Marla Love
  • Performance: BreakFree
  • Student Performer: coming soon
  • Convocation Chair Address: Yasmin Ballew '23
  • Guest Speaker Address: Ken Jeong
  • Closing remarks: Vice President Ryan Lombardi
  • Closing performance + Alma Mater: Key Elements

2:30pm: Event ends
2:45-4:30pm: Forever Cornell: Alumni Affairs Post-Convocation Celebration | Willard Straight Hall 


Barton Hall, Teagle-side entrance

Ithaca, New York , 14853, United States

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Co-hosted with: Senior Days

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