Two in-person commencement ceremonies are planned on the Cazenovia College campus to celebrate the graduates of the Classes of 2020 and 2021.

On Saturday, May 22, the Class of 2020 will be celebrated at an event starting at 10 a.m. On the same day, at 2 p.m., the graduates of the Class of 2021 will be commemorated. Both ceremonies will take place on the campus quad, will be conducted rain or shine, and will be livestreamed.

Given current guidance regarding COVID-19, the College anticipates that up to two guests per graduate will be allowed to attend in person. However, the College advises families to avoid making non-refundable travel plans since the guest policy will be subject to change based on health and safety guidelines at the time of the events.

The College is also putting these conditions in place for all graduates and guests:

  • Graduates and guests will be required to register in advance regarding their plans to attend
  • 2020 and 2021 graduates will be required to provide proof of full vaccination completed by May 7, or of having a negative COVID test completed within the prior 72 hours
  • Upon arrival on campus, guests will be required to provide proof of full vaccination completed by May 7, or of having a negative COVID test completed within the prior 72 hours
  • Masks and physical distancing will be required for everyone during the entire time they are on campus, including during the ceremonies

Further details regarding guest registration and arrival procedures are being finalized and will be communicated to graduating students when available in the coming days.

“The College greatly appreciates the continued patience of the campus community and the families of the graduates regarding plans for commencement ceremonies,” said Ron Chesbrough, President of the College. “We will be monitoring health and safety guidelines up to the date of the events and will communicate promptly if there are any changes. With careful plans in place, we certainly hope to conduct safe and celebratory events for our 2020 and 2021 graduates.”