Cornell Bowers College of Computing and Information Science
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Bowers CIS Commencement Weekend Information

Congratulations, Class of 2023!
Commencement weekend (May 26 - 28, 2023) is a time to reflect on your Cornell journey, thank your loved ones for their support, and celebrate your success with your classmates, faculty, and the wider Bowers CIS and Cornell communities. We look forward to celebrating with you!
Cornell Bowers CIS Department Recognition Ceremonies
Friday, May 26, 2023
 At our department ceremonies, graduates traverse the stage and are individually recognized by name. 
  • Location: All Cornell Bowers CIS recognition ceremonies and receptions will be in Barton Hall. ​
  • Ticketing: No ticketing is required. Graduates may invite unlimited guests.
  • Attire: Graduates wear regalia (cap and gown); ordered through the Office of University Commencement Events.
Statistics and Data Science
Ceremony: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. 
Reception: 10:30 - 11 a.m. 
Information Science
Ceremony: 12 - 2 p.m. 
Reception: 2 - 3 p.m. 
Computer Science
Ceremony: 5 - 7:30 p.m. 
Reception: 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. 
Cornell University Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, May 27, 2023
Cornell’s Commencement Ceremony recognizes the entire community of Cornell graduates across all degree programs. It is when degrees are officially conferred. We encourage you to join your Cornell Bowers CIS classmates and faculty in the procession so we can celebrate this momentous occasion together.
The university has split the May 2023 Commencement into two ceremonies. Bowers CIS has been assigned to the afternoon event:
Cornell Commencement 
Afternoon Ceremony Schedule for Bowers CIS (all times EDT):
  • Stadium opens to guests: 12:30 p.m.
  • Graduates assemble: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. (Line up on the Arts Quad behind the Bowers CIS banner)
  • Procession to stadium: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
  • Commencement Ceremony: 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Ticketing: Graduates may invite unlimited guests.
Attire: Graduates wear regalia (cap and gown); ordered through the Office of University Commencement Events.
Learn more: Visit the university’s Commencement ceremony information webpage.
Information for Guests
Thank you, family and friends, for the care and support you've provided to your loved one throughout their time at Cornell and Bowers CIS.
Plan Your Weekend
Whether you’re making the trip to campus from the Ithaca area or halfway around the world, we know there can be a lot of logistics involved. Visit the Cornell May Commencement Weekend website for information about disability accommodations and accessibility, guest travel, lodging, international guest visas, and more.
Parking and Road Closures 
Review the May Commencement Weekend parking & directions information page for details about parking lot and road closures, plus free park-n-ride bus locations. Use the Cornell Campus Map to find your way on campus.
Dress for the Season 
Ithaca weather can be unpredictable, so be sure to pack for heat, rain, or cool weather, and bring comfortable shoes for walking on our campus and famous hills. Please be aware that Barton Hall is not air conditioned and there is only limited shade available in Schoellkopf Stadium. Please plan accordingly.
Explore Ithaca
Looking for something to do between events when your graduate is busy? Find plenty of local activities, events, restaurants, and more at