Update on May 2021 Commencement planning

Dear Cornellians,

On a beautiful spring day like today, my thoughts quickly turn to what, for me, is the highlight of the season – the opportunity for our community to come together to celebrate the tremendous accomplishments of our graduates at Commencement.

My expectation remains that I will be able to announce our plans for Commencement by the end of this month. We hope to be able to hold an in-person ceremony or ceremonies, limited to students, in Schoellkopf Field to celebrate the Class of 2021. However, we are awaiting guidance from New York state about whether this will be permissible. We also continue to explore ways to celebrate the Class of 2020.

We will be back to you with details as soon as we receive guidance from the state.


Martha E. Pollack