Clarkson University Commencement is May 13

May 3, 2023

More than 700 Clarkson University students will be granted bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees at commencement ceremonies next weekend in Cheel Arena. This Commencement ceremony also recognizes the 383 August and December 2022 Clarkson graduates.

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Students will be granted bachelor's degrees on Saturday, May 13, in Cheel Arena at 2:30 p.m.

On Thursday, May 11 at 6 p.m., students will receive master's and doctoral degrees at the graduate commencement ceremony.

Receiving an honorary degree and addressing students, families, and guests will be distinguished military leader Lieutenant General Rick Lynch, U.S. Army (Retired).

During the commencement ceremony, the Levinus Clarkson Award and the Frederica Clarkson Award will be bestowed upon two students, respectively, who have demonstrated unsurpassed scholarship and promise of outstanding academic achievement. Faculty members will be honored with the John W. Graham Jr. Faculty Research Award and the Clarkson University Distinguished Teaching Award.

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