Class of 2020 returns for joyful Commencement

On Sept. 19, the Class of 2020 donned caps and gowns at last, gathering in person at Schoellkopf Field for a ceremony that was both jubilant and thoughtful.

Celebrating December grads after ‘a semester like no other’

On Dec. 19, nearly 1,500 Cornell students celebrated their winter graduation in a virtual recognition ceremony viewed around the world – the first such event at Cornell, and a fitting end to what President Martha E. Pollack called “a semester like no other at Cornell.”

Cornell targets next spring for ’20, ’21 Commencements

A revised academic calendar anticipates Commencement ceremonies on back-to-back weekends next spring, including one for the Class of 2020, whose planned celebration this May was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Five students receive SUNY graduate fellowships

Five Cornell students have been awarded $5,000 fellowships from the State University of New York to assist with SUNY graduate school expenses.

Weill Cornell Medicine celebrates with virtual Commencement

Weill Cornell Medicine’s digital commencement ceremony was held May 28, celebrating 390 graduates in the Class of 2020.

Professor reconnects seniors with their first-year selves

In 13 homes across the country last week, ILR School seniors received letters they wrote to their future selves nearly four years ago as students in Associate Professor Adam Seth Litwin’s Freshman Colloquium cohort.

With help from family, friends, ROTC seniors become officers

Culminating four years of rigorous military training, five Cornell seniors became officers in the U.S. Navy, and one in the U.S. Marine Corps, in virtual ceremonies May 22. Three more will take the oath May 29.

Cornell to salute Class of 2020 with virtual toast

The Class of 2020 overcame unforeseen obstacles to complete their final semester, President Martha E. Pollack said in a video message to Cornell’s newest alumni May 23. “I am so very proud of each and every one of you.”

Joining the health care ranks: Graduating during a pandemic

The prospect of residency typically brings jitters to newly minted doctors, but the transition has become far more complex with numerous unknowns surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.