Registrar – Eastman School of Music



Commencement 2018

The Eastman School of Music will proudly celebrate its 93rd Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 20, 2018. 

Saturday, May 19, 2018 – 9:00 AM
University Doctoral Commencement, Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Sunday, May 20, 2018 – 11:15 AM
Eastman School of Music Commencement, Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

**Link to Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre –

Commencement 2018 Ceremony Information

2018 Eastman Commencement Information – COMING SOON   
Candidates for the ESM Bachelor and Master Degree

Academic Regalia Information 2018 – COMING SOON    
University Faculty Regalia 2018

Letter to University Faculty 2018 – COMING SOON
University Faculty Letter-Commencement 2018

Doctoral Commencement Letter 2018 – COMING SOON
2018 Doctoral Invitation

University of Rochester Commencement Main Page

Frequently Asked Questions

Are tickets required?

  • Tickets are not required and there is not a limit on how many friends and family may attend.

What if one of my guests needs special accommodations?

  • If any of your guests will require special accommodations, please notify the Registrar’s Office. Handicapped seating is available in the theatre, ushers will be on hand to direct people to the designated seating areas.

How long the ceremony expected to last?

  • Our commencement ceremony begins at 11:15am and is typically concluded by 1pm. Guests are invited to a reception immediately following the ceremony in Cominsky Promenade.

Where should I park?

  • Parking for the Eastman ceremonies will be available for a fee in the East End Garage on East Main Street between Swan and Scio streets or in the Allpro Parking Lot on the corner of Gibbs and East Main streets.

Where should I stay for my visit?

Can I purchase invitations to send to friends and family?

  • Yes. Formal invitations and other graduation gifts may be ordered through the Eastman Bookstore.

Is there a commencement rehearsal?

  • There is not a commencement rehearsal for students. Students should arrive at the Grand Balcony by 10:15am the morning of commencement and will receive instructions at that time.

Where do I purchase academic regalia (cap & gown)?

  • Official academic regalia are required to participate in all commencement ceremonies. Academic regalia to be worn at the Commencement exercises must be purchased no later than April 29. 2017. Purchases can be made in person at any of the University of Rochester bookstores.

When can I receive my diploma?

  • Diplomas will be available to pick up after the ceremony on the Grand Balcony of Eastman Theatre.

When can I receive my diploma if I am not attending the ceremony?

  • Diplomas will be available for pick up in the Registrar’s Office on Monday, May 22, 2017. If you need us to mail your diploma, please indicate the address on your Degree Application or notify our office via email.

Students eligible to participate in commencement:

General Information

Commencement Program Archives

2016: Program     Awards
2015: Program     Awards
2014: Program     Awards
2013: Program     Awards
2012: Program     Awards
2011: Program     Awards
2010: Program     Awards
2009: Program     Awards
2008: Program     Awards
2007: Program         Photo Essay of Commencement 2007
2006: Program
2005: Program     Awards
2004: Program     Awards
2003: Program
2002: Program

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