Syracuse UniversityParents Office


Commencement 2018

Your Student's Senior Year To-Do List

  • Schedule a graduation check with the Academic Advising Office in their respective school to make sure all course requirements for their degree are met.
  • Meet with Career Services for help with resume, job search, and future career plans.
  • Submit a diploma request via MySlice. Follow these instructions from the Office of the Registrar.
  • Take senior photos (more information will be posted as it becomes available)
  • Pick-up cap and gown. Candidates participating in Commencement must wear academic regalia. The Syracuse University Bookstore coordinates sizing and distribution in May 2018.
  • Review full details about Commencement 2018 will be posted on the Commencement website about March 1, 2018. 

Commencement 2018 Lodging

Sheraton Hotel Lottery

Due to the high demand for hotel rooms the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel conducts a lottery 18 months prior to commencement.  The lottery for 2018 is now closed.

Other Area Hotels

Please check Visit Syracuse website at for other hotel and lodging options.  

On Campus Lodging

A limited number of residence hall rooms will be available for reservation on or about March 1, 2018.