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Bowers CIS Commencement Weekend Information

Congratulations, Class of 2022!

Commencement weekend (May 27 - 29, 2022) 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! 

Please note: 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.

Bowers CIS Department Recognition Ceremonies: Friday, May 27, 2022

At our department ceremonies, graduates are individually recognized by name and walk across the stage.  

  • Location: All Bowers CIS recognition ceremonies and receptions will be in Barton Hall
  • Ticketing: No ticketing is required. Graduates may invite unlimited guests.
  • Attire: Graduates should wear regalia. 


Statistics and Data Science

Ceremony: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Reception: 10:30 - 11 a.m.

Visit the SDS department website to learn more.

Livestream of the SDS event


Information Science

Ceremony: Noon - 2 p.m.

Reception: 2 - 3 p.m. 

Visit the IS department website to learn more.

Livestream of the IS event


Computer Science

Ceremony: 5 - 8 p.m.

Reception: 8 - 9 p.m. 

Visit the CS department website to learn more.

Livestream of the CS event


Cornell University Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Cornell’s Commencement Ceremony recognizes the entire community of Cornell graduates across all degree programs. It is when degrees are officially conferred.

The university has split the May 2022 Commencement into two ceremonies. Bowers CIS has been assigned to the afternoon event. We encourage you to join your Bowers CIS classmates and faculty in the procession so we can celebrate this momentous occasion together.

Cornell Commencement: 

Assemble behind the Bowers CIS banner on the  Arts Quad: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Procession to Stadium: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Commencement Ceremony: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. 

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.
  • 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 not much 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