CEE Graduation Ceremony

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering will hold a graduation ceremony to recognize our graduates on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. in the Ramin Room - Bartels Hall. All graduating students earning a Bachelor, Master of Engineering, Master of Science and Ph.D. degree will be recognized during the ceremony and a class picture will be taken. Please note the University policy has changed – requiring masks to be worn at all indoor Commencement events.  Therefore, CEE strongly encourages graduates and guests to abide with this requirement.

If you read or hear on Saturday morning that the University’s 1st ceremony is delayed or cancelled for any reason, this will NOT effect CEE’s Graduation Ceremony. CEE Graduates and their guests should arrive no later than 10:15 a.m. to find their seats in the Ramin Room.  Our ceremony will start promptly at 10:30 a.m.  Food will be provided after the ceremony. 

9:45 - 10:15 a.m.Arrive to Ramin Room, graduates and guests to find their seats

Ramin Room, Bartels Hall

10:15 a.m. 

All CEE Graduates to arrive by this time, no later, please.

Ramin Room, Bartels Hall
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

CEE Graduation Ceremony. CEE Graduation Ceremony.  We plan to start promptly at 10:30a.m. 

Ramin Room, Bartels Hall
12Noon – 12:30 p.m.

Bagged Lunch To Go for CEE Graduates and Guests. CEE Graduates head to Arts Quad

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.Graduate Procession lines up by college/school

Arts Quad

12:30 p.m.  Stadium Gates open for Guest Seating at University Commencement

Schoellkopf Field Stadium

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Procession to Stadium

Leave from Arts Quad
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.University 2nd Commencement Ceremony

Schoellkopf Field Stadium

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Exit Stadium


CEE Graduates are asked to let their respective Program Coordinators, (either Laura Ricciuti or Lisa Gerber), know how many guests will be attending by May 16. All graduating students earning a Bachelor, Master of Engineering, Master of Science, and Ph.D. degree will be recognized during the ceremony and a class picture will be taken. The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. and end at approximately 11:45 a.m.

For more details or questions regarding the University’s Graduation activities and timing of where graduates are to line up for the procession into Schoellkopf on Saturday, visit the University’s Commencement website at: http://commencement.cornell.edu/

For questions regarding CEE’s ceremony, 

Undergraduate students please contact, Laura Ricciuti, LR482@cornell.edu 607-255-3412; Graduate students, please contact, Lisa Gerber, LMG297@cornell.edu, 607-255-7560.  

Bartels Hall Floor Plan for Graduation Ceremony: 

Bartel Hall's FloorplanCOVID-19 Guidance for CEE and Cornell Commencement Weekend:
In line with our COVID-19 prevention and mitigation goals for Commencement, Cornell University:

  • Requires all guests, students, faculty and staff to wear high quality masks for all indoor gatherings, except when eating or drinking.
  • Encourages Cornell students, faculty and staff to remain up-to-date with vaccines
  • Encourages visitors to be fully vaccinated and up-to-date with boosters
  • Expects visitors to test for COVID-19 before travelling to Ithaca
  • Expects all who are in Ithaca to monitor for COVID-19-like symptoms before coming to campus and/or engaging in campus-related events
  • Expects all who are in Ithaca and who are symptomatic to test for COVID-19
  • Expects all who are in Ithaca to isolate if diagnosed with COVID-19, or to quarantine if indicated, in line with county health department directives
  • Encourages visitors to pack an antigen test or two, for use, if needed, while in Ithaca.

To support these actions, Cornell University will:

  • Provide masks free of charge to all program and event participants
  • Provide hand sanitizer in dispensers across campus
  • Provide testing upon request to all Cornell students, faculty, and staff
  • Provide isolation support upon request to Cornell students

For up-to-date COVID19 Guidance visit Cornell's Commencement COVID19 page.

Weather - Be Prepared for Any Weather Situation:
Commencement Ceremonies will take place outside at Schoellkopf Stadium on Saturday, even in rain. However, if potentially dangerous weather, torrential downpour, high winds, lightning, or any other condition is deemed too unsafe to hold the ceremonies at Schoellkopf Field, the University will enact our Severe Weather Plan and the ceremonies affected will be canceled and unable to be rescheduled. Please review the Severe Weather Plan for details.

Ph.D. Ceremony
The University Ph.D. Recognition Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 28th at 5:00p.m.  - 7:00p.m. in Barton Hall. 
At this event, the University will celebrate and recognize the significant achievements of doctoral PhD, JSD, and DMA graduates from August ’21, December ’21, and expected May ’22 and August ’22. This special ceremony is for all Ph.D. candidates to be individually recognized on stage as a welcome into the academy of scholars.

For additional Guest Information, such as Parking, Helpful Tips, Accessibility Planning, Livestream Viewing and more, visit the University Commencement website.