June 12, 2021
This ceremony is for graduate students who were eligible to participate in the June 2020 or June 2021 ceremonies (Summer 2020, December 2020, June 2020 or June 2021).
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Graduation Applications are due March 15, 2021.
Based on your anticipated graduation date of Spring 2020/2021, you are eligible to participate in one of the commencement ceremonies. You have the option of choosing a spring graduation date or if you are not graduating at all in 2019-2020, choose “I will not be graduating”.
How do you complete the online graduation application?
1. Log into myCU
2. You will automatically be directed to complete the Graduation Application or can access the application on your Task & Holds tile.
3. Please read all instructions carefully and complete the application. Once you have completed the application and press OK, a confirmation email will be sent.
Review your Academic Advisement Report - How to view academic advisement report
Completing the online graduation application does NOT mean you are officially on the graduation list. Review you academic advisement report and resolve any discrepancies indicated with your academic department. Your academic department will verify that you have met degree requirements and notify Student Administrative Services.
Sent to graduates on 5/3/21:
Class of 2021 and Class of 2020,
As always, we hope this message finds you, your family, and friends in good health and spirits. We are all looking forward to celebrating graduation with those of you planning to return on Saturday, June 12 for our special commencement for the Class of 2021 and the Class of 2020.
Thank you to all of you who completed the survey on commencement options.
The following scenarios are based on your collective responses and where New York State Guidance is today.
We will be holding a minimum of two in person ceremonies that will be inclusive of current graduating students and up to a maximum of two guests per graduate. See initial timing below.
The number of ceremonies will be dependent upon how NYS Guidance evolves in terms of the capacity and physical distancing allowed inside Proctors Theatre; and how many of you register in advance to participate.
We are working on an option to have video for remote guests.
Under current NYS guidance, all in person participants inclusive of both students and guests will be required to submit proof of a negative result from COVID-19 testing and meet all NYS travel advisory guidelines/ mandatory quarantines in effect on the dates of the ceremonies. More details on the process for sharing this information will be forthcoming based on evolving NYS guidance.
We need everyone’s continued support in managing the incidence of COVID-19 positive cases on our campus. Keep following all protocols for health and safety of and supporting your fellow Golden Knights in making good choices.
The current plan is to use Saturday, June 12 as the minimum for two ceremonies. We expect to finalize plans in mid May based on the status of federal, state and local health directives at that time, that may still include guidance on large gatherings and travel.
Based on the graduate survey response, we know that having an in-person ceremony, regalia, and allowing up to two guests are important factors to our graduates. We ensured that these factors were considered when creating the Commencement plan outlined here. We know many peer institutions are limiting ceremony options as well and we’re holding some final decisions to support our student interests.
Although we are moving forward with in person Commencement ceremony plans, please bear in mind that we will be required to strictly adhere to all NYS guidelines.
Masks & Face Coverings: Masks will be mandated for everyone while on campus.
We are following the strict NYS Guidelines, so adhering to capacity threshold, testing/vaccination clearance and maintaining COVID safe environment are our main focuses. We will be very strict on the 2 guest limit and only the 2 permitted/cleared guests will be permitted on the campus grounds throughout the weekend. We need strict compliance on 2 tickets to stay within the building occupancy limits set by NY state. Thank you for complying in advance!!
Requirements to attend:
Claim your graduate ticket below. This reserves your ticket along with your two guests.
Proposed schedule (The ceremonies will be divided by majors)
Saturday, June 12 10am #1
Saturday, June 12 1pm #2
Saturday, June 12, 4pm #3
Saturday, June 12, 6pm #4 (if needed)
If you plan to attend Graduates must claim your tickets from the link below:
***Remember to claim your graduate ticket above. This ticket is required for entry and guests tickets will be based off of the information collected when claiming tickets.
Deadline to claim tickets is May 15, 2021 at 9AM.
Under the NYS Guidelines, a proof of vaccination, a negative PCR COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event or a rapid test within 6 hours prior will be required to attend the ceremony. If you are coming from outside the campus, you will need to seek your own test.
NYS Approved Covid Test, Vaccine or Past Positive
PCR Covid-19 Test within 72 hours of the Event
Antigen Covid-19 Test within 6 hours of the Event
Completed Vaccination (more than 2 weeks from Event)
Tested Positive for Covid-19 within 90 days of the Ceremony
Must have Isolation Release Paper from DOH
***If a graduate/undergraduate has a Completed Vaccination records or Isolation Release Paper from DOH from a past positive for themselves or guests please import when claiming your commencement tickets and completing the Graduate Commencement Ticket Questions.***
Graduate & Guest Testing
Clarkson University will not be conducting testing for graduates or guests attending the commencement ceremonies. The responsibility falls on the graduate and guest. If you have not completed vaccination at least two weeks prior to the ceremony, or have tested positive more than 90 days prior to the ceremony, you will be required to show a negative Covid-19 test before entry into Proctors Theatre will be allowed in accordance with NYS Regulations.
If there are any questions in regards to testing procedures and protocols please email CRCtesting@clarkson.edu
Guest Entering Instructions
All guests will enter Proctors Theatre through the front main entrance beginning up to 60 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. After entering Proctors, guests need to move to their assigned seats. Guests must wear masks that cover both their nose and mouth due to NYS Regulations and Covid-19 tracing requirements. Congregating of any kind will not be permitted. If anyone must stand at some point during the ceremony, standing is only permitted at designated areas marked throughout the arena.
Guests will need to provide the following:
State Issued ID matching the ticket information
Graduate Ticket (Electronic or Paper)
COVID Test/Vaccination Verification
Proof of valid and completed Covid Vaccine series or proof of negative Covid-19 test
If ticket type states, “Verified Pre Entry” you have already submitted the required documents and do not need to Pre-Screen. Bring your ticket and State Issued ID when entering the theatre.
Graduate and Guest Exiting Instructions
All Graduates will need to exit as soon as the ceremony concludes. All Graduates and guests will need to exit through the main entrance area immediately following the ceremony.
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Cap and Gowns
If you missed the deadline to order regalia, Click here to borrow Regalia. If you ordered your regalia last year, all of those orders never shipped and you were refunded.