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Commencement: May 12-13, 2018

Senior Student 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 (see details below)
  • 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. 

SU Yearbook 2018

Order Deadline: February 21, 2018

Make Your Student's Yearbook Extra Special

Each year, the yearbook includes a few pages in the back of the book for parents to congratulate their graduates with a unique and personal message. We offer a variety of sizes to fit your budget, and can include a note and photo.  Please consider purchasing a parent message to make your student's yearbook even more special. To design your personalized message go to  Deadline to submit personalized messages for the 2018 yearbook is January 31, 2018.

The regular price for the yearbook is $89.99
Place your yearbook order before January 31st and save $25 off the price of the book!

To order your yearbook visit

We sold out of the 2017 SU Yearbooks so place your order early!

Note: The deadline for portrait submissions for 2018 yearbook has passed.

Commencement 2018

Commencement Website

The commencement website is a planning guide for your student's graduation.  The website currently covers FAQ's, expect more information starting on or about February 1, 2018. 


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 the May 2018 commencement 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 lodging during commencement weekend.  Reservations can be made through the Commencement website starting on or about March 1, 2018.

Attention Parents of Juniors

Commencment 2019 Sheraton Hotel Lottery

Commencement 2019 is May 11-12 Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel conducted a lottery for hotel rooms for commencement weekend which closed on January 26, 2018.
Lottery winners only will be contacted in mid-March 2018,
Important Note:  The Sheraton will no longer conduct a lottery for rooms starting with the 2020 Commencement.  For reservations contact the Sheraton directly.