More than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to process at two Le Moyne College commencement ceremonies that will take place the weekend of May 17 to 19. The weekend includes a new venue for the undergraduate ceremony, which will move to the Exposition Center at the New York State Fairgrounds.
The weekend will begin with the Graduate Commencement, set for Friday, May 17 at 7 p.m. in the Le Moyne Events Center (formerly the Henninger Athletic Center) on the Le Moyne campus. A total of 330 individuals (the most ever) are eligible to receive their masters at the ceremony. Diplomas will be given for the following programs: Master in Physician Assistant Studies, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Education, Master of Science for Teachers, Master in Information System, Master in Taxation, Master in Arts Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Occupational Therapy, and two separate Certificates of Advanced Study (education and nursing). The student speaker for the ceremony will be Joshua Purcell, while Sharon Owens, deputy mayor for the City of Syracuse, will be keynote speaker.
On Sunday, May 19 at the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony, 733 students are eligible to participate, with 219 receiving a Bachelor of Arts and 514 receiving a Bachelor of Science. The commencement speaker will be Greg Boyle, S.J., the founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, who has spent the past 30 years working with former gang members through one of the largest and most successful gang intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry programs in the world. Father Boyle will receive an honorary degree, as will four others – John O’Malley S.J., a professor in the theology department at Georgetown University; Fred Valerino, a member of Le Moyne’s first graduating class in 1951 and founder and chairman of Pevco Systems International, Inc.; Carl Thomas ’65, retired director of Le Moyne’s Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP); and Pamela Hunter, assembly member for the 128th District of the New York State Assembly. Learn more about Father Boyle and the venue change
and honorary degree recipients
For those unable to make it to campus this commencement weekend, the College will have live streaming video for both the graduate ceremony on Friday, May 17 and the undergraduate ceremony on Sunday, May 19.
To watch the ceremonies live, go to the main commencement page
. From there, click on the Watch Live button text on the right side of the page. The grad ceremony should be live a few minutes before 7 p.m., while the undergrad ceremony will be live shortly before the student procession begins at 9:30 a.m.
Specific questions about the ceremonies can be directed to the Office of Student Development at 315-445-4527.