Congratulatory message honoring December graduates

A woman in cap and gown leaping in front of Bailey Hall

Dear December 2020 graduates and families,

At the end of this semester like no other at Cornell, Provost Mike Kotlikoff, University Marshal Poppy McLeod and I are pleased to present one last “first”: our first virtual recognition ceremony for December graduates (above).

A Cornell education is rigorous, and a Cornell degree is always an impressive accomplishment. This year, it is even more impressive, as you have completed your degrees amidst unprecedented circumstances.

Today, we celebrate you and everything you have achieved in your time at Cornell. We wish you all the best in whatever lies ahead, and hope to see you back on campus again and again in the years to come.



Martha Pollack