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2014 December Recognition Ceremony

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The December Recognition Ceremony will take place on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at the Schuler Indoor Recreation Center (IRC). 

This ceremony is for students completing all courses to fulfill their degree requirements at the end of the Fall Semester and who do not currently plan to return for Commencement in May. A live stream of the event is planned and can be viewed on

Schuler Indoor Recreation Center (IRC) - #11 on the Campus Map

10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Coffee Hour during Student Check-in

Students will check-in for the cermeony between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. President Tony Collins and Karen Collins will be hosting a coffee hour during check-in for all students, guests and faculty/staff. 

11 a.m. 
Ceremony, followed by an Hors D'oeuvres & Desserts Reception

The ceremony will take approximately one hour, followed directly by the reception.

Please note that a graduation application will be sent out in the near future that needs to be completed in order to attend this event.

If you have any questions, please email or call 315.268.6425.


Student with his degree

A December Recognition Ceremony is held for students who meet degree requirements in the Fall term and who do not expect to participate in the May ceremony; these graduates may also notify SAS if they change their plans and want to participate in the May commencement ceremony.


Held the day after the last final exams end, the December Ceremony recognizes this student milestone in a ceremony with the Dean and faculty of the School or Institute representing your major. 


December's event does not include a full commencement with a cap and gown, faculty procession, or formal hooding ceremony.  Diplomas are sent to graduates after all grades are submitted by faculty and confirmed by a vote of the Faculty and the Board of Trustees.  These are typically mailed in late February /early March.