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University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry Commencement
May 12, 2023 at 9 a.m.
Fauver Stadium at the Brian F. Prince Athletic Complex, River Campus

The University’s Commencement Ceremony, which marks the conferral of all degrees by President Sarah Mangelsdorf, starts at 9 a.m. on May 12 in Fauver Stadium at the Brian F. Prince Athletic Complex on the River Campus.
The School of Medicine and Dentistry Master’s Degree Ceremony to recognize graduates will be Saturday, May 13 at 4:00 pm at Kilbourne Hall on the Eastman Campus.

Doctoral Degree Commencement Ceremony
Friday, May 12, 2023 at 2:00 pm
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

For additional information visit:

School of Medicine and Dentistry Master's Degree Ceremony
Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 4:00 pm
Kilbourn Hall at Eastman Theatre


Parking for the Master’s Graduation Ceremony is available in the East End Garage (accessible from East Main Street in either direction and via East Avenue, Scio and Swan Streets.)  Parking is also available at a number of nearby lots and on the street. Directions to Kilbourn Hall.

Arrival Times

Master’s Degree candidates must arrive at the Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman Theatre no later than 3:15 pm to allow sufficient time for robing and assembly of processional columns. Upon arrival, graduates must check in at the registration table in the atrium to receive their name card.  Candidates will be lined up according to their degree (MA, MPH and MS).

At 3:45 pm, all candidates are to be lined up in their proper columns, ready to begin the procession.


Academic attire is required for graduates participating in the Commencement Ceremony. Starting May 1st regalia can be purchased at the bookstore.

Ceremony Information

Please visit the University Commencement Website here. Please see here for the SMD Master's Graduation Ceremony information.

The Graduation Ceremony will be live streamed starting half hour prior to the ceremony time.  Make sure to tell this to your family and friends! Please visit the University Commencement website on the day of the ceremony for the link and it has also been provided here:


A University of Rochester photographer will photograph degree candidates throughout the ceremony.  

Registrar Information

Questions regarding candidate status should be directed to the Graduate Registrar at:


Please feel free to contact the Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs Office at or, for additional updates, please see the University Commencement Website at: