Commencement Schedules for Ceremonies and Celebrations

St. John Fisher University's 70th Commencement


All ceremonies will take place in the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Athletic Center Fieldhouse.

Wednesday, May 8

  • 11 a.m.: Athletics Ceremony (for spring athletes still competing who will miss their School ceremony)

Friday, May 10

Please note the new schedule for Friday to better accommodate graduates and guests.

  • 9 a.m.: Baccalaureate Mass - Hermance Family Chapel of St. Basil the Great
  • 10:30 a.m.: Wegmans School of Nursing Ceremony (Master's and Doctoral Students, as well as Certificate Programs)
  • 1:30 p.m.: Wegmans School of Nursing Ceremony (Undergraduate Students)
  • 4:30 p.m.: School of Arts and Sciences Ceremony (Social Sciences)
    • Majors: anthropology, criminology and criminal justice, psychology, public health, sociology, economics, legal studies, political science, sport management, athletic performance, sustainability
  • 6:30 p.m.: School of Arts and Sciences Ceremony (Sciences and Humanities)
    • Majors: biology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer sciences, math, physics, cybersecurity, statistics, chemistry with pharmaceutical studies, English, media and communication, American studies, history, philosophy, religious studies, modern languages and cultures, interdisciplinary studies, international studies, media management, public relations

Saturday, May 11

  • 10 a.m.: School of Business Ceremony
  • 1 p.m.: Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education Ceremony
  • 3 p.m.: Wegmans School of Pharmacy Ceremony

Additional Recognition Celebrations

Degrees are conferred by the University at Commencement. Individual schools and departments also hold celebrations. Graduates should contact departments directly for celebration details. 

  • School of Education Celebration: Thursday, April 25, at 5:30 p.m., Cleary Family Auditorium
  • School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony: Thursday, May 9 at 5:30 p.m., Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Athletic Center Fieldhouse
  • School of Arts and Sciences Awards: Friday, May 10 at 1:30 p.m., Cleary Family Auditorium
  • Ed.D. Program in Executive Leadership Awards Celebration: Saturday, May 11 at 9 a.m., Cleary Family Auditorium