Graduate: Friday, May 17, 2024 — Graduate details

Undergraduate: two ceremonies Saturday, May 18, 2024 — Undergraduate details


All graduating students wear regalia.

Undergraduate  Graduate

Commencement guests

  • No tickets are needed.
  • Guest parking: For all Commencement activities, enter campus at the one-way northernmost entrance on East Avenue (next to Irondequoit Country Club driveway, near Golisano Training Center), marked with signs.
    • Staff will direct you to appropriate parking. Ample accessible parking is available first-come, first-served for those with an issued accessible parking permit.
    • A complimentary shuttle will be available between the parking lots and Golisano Training Center.
  • Accessible seating is provided with folding chairs. Guests have the flexibility to select their preferred seating location, and our ushers are available to assist in removing a folding chair to accommodate wheelchair access.
  • Please read the frequently asked questions, including about security screening and what you can/can't bring:

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Commencement Program

Commencement program (pdf)

Printed copies will be available at Commencement ceremonies.

Class of 2024 poses in the stadium stands in the week before graduation

Class of 2024

Manuel Rivera-Ortiz headshot

Commencement Speaker

Manuel Rivera-Ortiz '95 is a photographer, mentor, and educator who is committed to using photography as a medium for social change. His journey from a low-income community in Puerto Rico to becoming a globally recognized photographer and leader exemplifies the message that poverty is not a life sentence. News story »

Graduating Students

Make sure you are on the list of students meeting all ceremony eligibility requirements. (Requires Naz login.)

Check: Commencement List

Legacy Diplomas

To honor the tradition of a Nazareth education, Naz alumni are invited to ceremoniously hand their graduating student their diploma. This opportunity is open to one legacy family member of an undergraduate or graduate student graduating in this spring's commencement ceremonies. Sign up by May 8.

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