As of June 13, 2022

Summer Term 2022

May 30

Memorial Day 2022

Classes for SP22 and SP22A will be held on this date. Some administration offices will be closed to observe the 2022 Memorial Day holiday.

Jun 06

College Closed for Commencement Break

Jun 07

Classes Begin for Summer 2022 Nine-Week Term

Jun 15

Last Day to Register or Add Courses for the Nine-Week Term

Jun 15

Last Day to Withdraw to Have Courses Removed From Transcript for the Nine-Week Term

Jun 16

Withdrawal Period Begins for the Nine-Week Term

Grades of "W" will be posted on the transcript.

Jun 27

Classes Begin for Summer 2022 Six-Week Term

Jun 30

Last Day to Register or Add Courses for the Six-Week Term

Jun 30

Last Day to Withdraw to Have Courses Removed From Transcript for the Six-Week Term

Jul 01

Withdrawal Period Begins for the Six-Week Term

Grades of "W" will be posted on the transcript.

Jul 04

College Closed for Independence Day

Jul 11

Summer 2022 New Student Orientation I

Jul 13

Transfer Orientation 2022

Jul 15

Summer 2022 New Student Orientation II

Jul 21

Last Day of the Withdrawal Period for the Nine-Week Term

After this date, grade earned will be posted on transcript.

Jul 22

Students May Elect S-D-F Grading Option for Nine-Week Courses

Jul 25

Students May Elect S-D-F Grading Option for Six-Week Courses

Aug 01

Last Day of the Withdrawal Period for the Six-Week Term

After this date, grade earned will be posted on transcript.

Aug 09

All Summer 2022 Term Ends

Aug 11

Summer 2022 Final Grades Due by 1:00 p.m.

Fall Term 2022

Aug 24

Summer 2022 New Student Orientation III

Aug 24

International Student Orientation

Aug 25

Fall 2022 Fall Welcome

Aug 28

Residence Halls Open for Returning Students

Aug 29

Classes Begin for Fall 2022 Term

Sep 01

Last Day to Register or Add Courses for First Six-Week Term

Sep 01

Last Day to Withdraw to Have Courses Removed From Transcript for the First Six-Week Term

Sep 02

Withdrawal Period Begins for the First Six-Week Term

Grades of "W" will be posted on the transcript.

Sep 02

Last Day to Register or Add Courses for the Thirteen-Week Term

Sep 05

Classes Meet; All Offices are Open (Labor Day)

Sep 09

Last Day to Withdraw to Have Courses Removed From Transcript for the Thirteen-Week Term

Sep 12

Withdrawal Period Begins for the Thirteen-Week Term

Grades of "W" will be posted on the transcript.

Sep 15

Summer Degree Conferral

Sep 26

Students May Elect S-D-F Grading Option for First Six-Week Courses

Sep 27

Incompletes From Previous Terms Become Grades

Sep 30

Last Day of the Withdrawal Period for the First Six-Week Term

After this date, grade earned will be posted on transcript.

Oct 08

Fall 2022 First Six-Week Classes End

Oct 08

Fall 2022 Break

Saturday classes will meet as scheduled, break begins at the conclusion of Saturday classes. On Mon. and Tues., Oct. 10 and 11 no classes will be held; College offices are open.

Oct 11

Fall 2022 First-Six Week Final Grades Due by 1:00 p.m.

Oct 11

Fall 2022 Mid-Term Grades Due

Oct 12

Fall 2022 Classes Resume

Oct 12

Classes Begin for Fall 2022 Second Six-Week Courses

Oct 17

Last Day to Register or Add Courses for the Second Six-Week Term

Oct 17

Last Day to Withdraw to Have Courses Removed From Transcript for the Second Six-Week Term

Oct 17

Academic Advising for Winter 2023 Classes

Oct 18

Withdrawal Period Begins for the Second Six-Week Term

Grades of "W" will be posted on the transcript.

Oct 31

Registration for Winter 2023 Classes

Nov 01

Last Day to File for June 2023 Graduation in The Office of the Registrar

Nov 04

Last Day of the Withdrawal Period for the Thirteen-Week Term

After this date, grade earned will be posted on transcript.

Nov 11

Last Day of the Withdrawal Period for Second Six-Week Courses

After this date, grade earned will be posted.

Nov 14

Students May Elect S-D-F Grading Option for Second Six-Week Courses

Nov 14

Students May Elect S-D-F Grading Option for Thirteen-Week Courses

Nov 19

Thanksgiving 2022 Break

Saturday classes will meet as scheduled, break begins at the conclusion of Saturday classes.

Nov 21

College Closed for Thanksgiving 2022 Break

Nov 28

Fall 2022 Classes Resume; Offices Reopen

Nov 28

Fall 2022 Student Course Evaluations Begin

Dec 03

Fall 2022 “Classes” End

Dec 05

Fall 2022 Final Exams

If there are Saturday classes, Final Exams will end on Saturday, if not Final Exams will end on Friday.

Dec 09

Fall 2022 Student Course Evaluations End

Dec 10

Fall 2022 Term Ends

Dec 10

Holiday Break

Saturday classes will meet as scheduled, break begins at the conclusion of Saturday classes.

Dec 12

Fall 2022 Final Grades Due by 1:00 p.m.

Dec 23

College Closed for Holiday Break

All employees will return back to campus on January 2, 2023.

Winter Term 2023

Jan 08

Residence Halls Open

Jan 09

Classes Begin for Winter 2023 Term

Jan 12

Last Day to Register or Add Courses for the First Six-Week Term

Jan 12

Last Day to Withdraw to Have Courses Removed From Transcript for the First Six-Week Term

Jan 13

Withdrawal Period Begins for the First Six-Week Term

Grades of "W" will be posted on the transcript.

Jan 13

Last Day to Register or Add Courses for Thirteen-Week Term

Jan 16

College Closed for Martin Luther King Day

Jan 20

Last Day to Withdraw to Have Courses Removed From Transcript for the Thirteen-Week Term

Jan 23

Withdrawal Period Begins for the Thirteen-Week Term

Grades of "W" will be posted on the transcript.

Jan 26

Fall Degree Conferral

Feb 06

Students May Elect S-D-F Grading Option for First Six-Week Courses

Feb 08

Incompletes From Previous Terms Become Grades

Feb 10

Last Day of the Withdrawal Period for the First Six-Week Term

After this date, grade earned will be posted on transcript.

Feb 18

Winter 2023 First Six-Week Classes End

Feb 18

Winter 2022 Break

Saturday classes will meet as scheduled, break begins at the conclusion of Saturday classes.

Feb 21

Winter 2023 First Six-Week Final Grades Due by 1:00 p.m.

Feb 21

Winter 2023 Mid-Term Grades Due

Feb 27

Winter 2023 Classes Resume

Feb 27

Classes Begin for Winter 2022 Second Six-Week Courses

Mar 02

Last Day to Register or Add Courses for the Second Six-Week Term

Mar 02

Last Day to Withdraw to Have Courses Removed From Transcript for the Second Six-Week Term

Mar 03

Withdrawal Period Begins for the Second Six-Week Term

Grades of "W" will be posted on the transcript.

Mar 06

Advising for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2023 Terms

Mar 20

Registration for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2023 Terms

Mar 20

Students May Elect S-D-F Grading Option for Thirteen-Week Courses

Mar 24

Last Day of the Withdrawal Period for the Thirteen-Week Term

After this date, grade earned will be posted on transcript.

Mar 27

Winter 2023 Student Course Evaluations Begin

Mar 29

Students May Elect S-D-F Grading Option for Second Six-Week Courses

Mar 31

Last Day of the Withdrawal Period for the Second Six-Week Term

After this date, grade earned will be posted on transcript.

Apr 08

Winter 2023 “Classes” End

Apr 10

Winter 2023 Final Exams

Apr 14

Winter 2023 Student Course Evaluations Ends

Apr 15

Winter 2023 Term Ends

Apr 15

Spring 2023 Break

Saturday classes will meet as scheduled, break begins at the conclusion of Saturday classes.

Apr 17

College Closed for Spring 2023 Break

Apr 17

Winter 2023 Final Grades Due by 1:00 p.m.

Grades due on this date even though College is closed.

Spring Term 2022: Six-Week Term

May 23

Incomplete From Previous Terms Become Grades

Apr 23

Residence Halls Open

Apr 24

Classes Begin for Spring 2023 Six-Week Term

Apr 26

Spring 2023 Classes Will be Held In-Person on this Wednesday

Apr 27

Last Day to Register or Add Courses for the Six-Week Term

Apr 27

Last Day to Withdraw to Have Courses Removed From Transcript for the Six-Week Term

Apr 28

Withdrawal Period Begins for the Six-Week Term

Grades of "W" will be posted on the transcript.

May 03

Spring 2023 Classes will Not be held on this Wednesday

May 10

Spring 2023 Classes will Not be held on this Wednesday

May 17

Spring 2023 Classes will Not be held on this Wednesday

May 22

Students May Elect S-D-F Grading Option for Spring 2023 Courses

May 24

Spring 2023 Classes will Not be held on this Wednesday

May 26

Last Day of the Withdrawal Period for the Six-Week Term

After this date, grade earned will be posted on transcript.

May 29

Memorial Day 2023

Classes for SP23 and SP23A will be held on this date. Some administration offices will be closed to observe the 2023 Memorial Day holiday.

May 30

Evening Classes Last Meeting for Spring 2023 Term

May 31

Spring 2023 Classes Will be Held In-Person on this Wednesday

May 31

Graduating Students Morning and Evening Final Grades Due by 2:00 p.m.

For the afternoon classes, grades are due by 4:30 p.m.

May 31

Spring 2023 Six-Week Term Ends

Jun 01

Faculty Degree Conferral Vote

Jun 03

Candlelight Ceremony, 9:00 p.m.

Jun 04

Commencement 2023

This year’s Commencement will be Sunday, June 4, 2023 on the Carnegie lawn. We do not limit seating for the event so no tickets are issued. Guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis.

Students will line up on the west side of campus for the academic procession. If by Friday, June 2, 2023, the weather looks bad for Sunday, we will move to the Murray Athletic Center. Campus-wide announcements will be made with the location update. We are anticipating a live feed of the event so that families can watch the program on their personal devices. The link will be shared as we get closer to Commencement.

One rehearsal will be held for the Commencement Exercises at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 3, 2023. Students will line up on the west side of campus near the fountain and we will outline the program. All participating students should attend this rehearsal. We will not hold a rehearsal for the Candlelight Ceremony. That program and processional will be described at the Commencement rehearsal.

Commencement Participation

Undergraduate students who are more than nine credit hours away from completing their degree requirements and graduate students who are more than six credit hours from completing their degree requirements at the time of Commencement must receive permission from the Educational Standards Committee in order to participate in Commencement. Letters for the Committee can be sent to registrar@elmira.edu so that the requests can be put on the Committee’s agenda. If you are not sure how many credits you may be missing at the time of Commencement, please speak with your academic advisor.

Regalia, Graduation Honors, Diplomas, and Student Names

Academic regalia will be distributed from the Office of the Registrar, 113 McGraw Hall beginning in mid-March. Please remove wrinkles from your robe by hanging it up well in advance. Do not leave it in the package until the ceremony. If there are any problems with your regalia, contact the Office of the Registrar at (607) 735-1895 or registrar@elmira.edu. Graduates will keep their academic regalia.

Caps are worn well forward on the head, with the point halfway down on the forehead. Tassels on caps are worn on the right side of the cap, centered. Undergraduate students will be directed to move your tassel to the left side later in the ceremony. Men should remove and replace caps whenever the President does. This normally takes place during the invocation and final prayer. Women generally keep their caps on during the ceremony.

There should be nothing in your hands as you process; there will be programs on the seats of all participants. Please leave purses, phones, etc. with family or friends as there will be no storage location available during the ceremony. There is no smoking or vaping or carrying of tobacco.

Latin Honors regalia are awarded for baccalaureate students only, who achieve the cumulative grade point average indicated below. Latin Honors are calculated as of April 30, 2023 and are only awarded to those students who achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.400 or above at Elmira College and have completed all degree requirements at the time of Commencement. Students who will complete their degree requirements after Commencement will have Latin honors noted on their transcripts and diplomas when their degrees are conferred and not at the Commencement Ceremony.

  • summa cum laude (with highest honors): 3.800 to 4.000
  • magna cum laude (with high honors): 3.600 to 3.799
  • cum laude (with honors): 3.400 to 3.599

Elmira College uses American convention in the formatting of diplomas. Quoting from The Registrar's Guide: Evolving Best Practices in Records and Registration AACRAO (2006): "most [American] institutions do not include the student's major on the diploma... The diploma should remain uncluttered and elegant, with the transcript presenting the more detailed record.”

The diploma and the Commencement program will show students’ legal names. The Provost’s list, from which students will be introduced to receive their degrees, can be the students’ preferred names.

Candlelight Ceremony

The Candlelight Ceremony will begin at 9:00 p.m., June 3, adjacent to The Puddle. All persons participating should be present by 8:30 p.m. Programs for this event may be secured in front of Gillett Hall.

Assuming we are outdoors for Candlelight, the line of march will form near the East Wing of Cowles Hall. Students will form two parallel lines. Precise order by name or by degree is not necessary for the Candlelight Ceremony. If you wish to sit with particular people, you must be in the same line, not side by side.

The Ushers will distribute the candles for the ceremony. At a signal, the students procession, in two columns, willmove down the steps in front of Alumni Hall and proceed, under the guidance of the Marshals, fully extending around The Puddle.

Seating for graduates will be on the lawn at the northeast end of the. There will be no recessional following the ceremony. At the end, graduates will join Senior Class President Rachael Callaway ’23 in a toast and sing the Alma Mater.

The Candlelight Ceremony has been planned as an alternative service to the more traditional Baccalaureate Service. While the focus of the program is on the traditional full-time undergraduate students, all commencement participants are welcome to attend. Students will be sitting on the ground and should dress appropriately.

Nursing Pinning Ceremony

Students participating in this event will receive additional information from the Nursing Department which will take place on the afternoon of Saturday, June 3, 2023.

Accessibility

Ushers will be available to assist with guest seating. The best accessible parking is the parking lot on 6thStreet, behind Harris and Watson Halls and the parking lots behind Alumni Hall. There are accessible restrooms available in both Harris Hall and Kolker Hall. Buildings and Grounds staff will be able to assist guests by bringing them to the seating area using golf carts if that is something that is needed. If we move to the Murray Athletic Center, there is elevator access to the floor level of the Hockey Arena.

Commencement will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 4. Students should assemble by 10:30 a.m. on the walkway on the west side of campus near the cross walk between the Fountain and Harris Hall. You should assemble wearing your cap, gown and hood.

Precise order is essentialin forming the lines of march for Commencement. A printed list will be provided at the Commencement rehearsal, Saturday, June 3 at 10:30 a.m. Check to see that you are next to the person listed before and after your name on the printed Line of March. The two columns begin the march at 11:00 a.m. The two columns of graduates will move at an approximately equal pace. Maintain a measured, slow pace. Should there unexpectedly be gaps in the line, DO NOT RUSH FORWARD. Continue walking at a slow pace. You will proceed to seats reserved for graduates, under direction of the ushers. Remain standing until entire procession is in place. President Lindsay will provide the signal for being seated.

Each candidate is presented individually by name in the following order:

A. Master of Science in Education

B. Master of Science

C. Bachelor of Arts

D. Bachelor of Science

E. Associate of Arts

F. Associate of Science

If you have earned two degrees (generally an AS and BS degree) you will process with higher degree level (the BS). Each student will come forward, at the direction of Commencement Ushers, and our tradition is that you will receive your diploma from President Lindsay, and then have your photograph taken at the Class Banner. Diplomas arepresented only to those who have completed all degree requirements and are in good financial standinghowever, all students will receive a diploma case.

Photographers

Professional photographers from GradImages will be photographing each graduate as they receive the diploma from President Lindsay and when they have descended from the platform, in front of the Class Banner. GradImages will send proofs of the photographs, as a gift, about one week after Commencement. You may order additional photographs from GradImages (www.gradimages.com).

Following Commencement

All are invited to a reception immediately following Commencement at the Campus Center. Punch and pastries will be served.

Campus Housing

All Residence Halls, including the College Cottages, will close on Sunday, June 4 at 5:00 p.m. Students should utilize the express check-out option or go to the Information Desk in the Campus Center to have a Residence Life staff member do a formal walk-through check-out of your room.

Social Guidelines

All College policies and social guidelines apply as long as students remain on campus.

Graduation Announcements and Diploma Frames

Announcements and diploma frames are available through this link for the McGraw Bookstore, https://www.diplomaframe.com/elmi.

Bookstore Hours

Friday, June 2, 2023 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 3, 2023 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 4, 2023 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Change of Address

Resident students should notify the Post Office of changes of address, noting specifically whether it is a temporary or permanent change. The Post Office will be open on Friday, June 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please check your campus mailbox for mail.

Business Office Hours

Thursday, June 1, 2023 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Friday, June 2, 2023 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Gannett Tripp Library

Friday, June 2, 2023 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 3, 2023 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Closed

Sunday, June 4, 2023 Closed

The 1855 Room

Thursday, June 1, 2023 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Friday, May June 2, 2023 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 3, 2023 Closed

MacKenzie's*

Thursday, June 1, 2023 8:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Friday, June 2, 2023 Closed

Saturday, June 3, 2023 Closed

Campus Center Dining Hall*

Thursday, June 1, 2023 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Friday, June 2, 2023 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 3, 2023 To be determined

Sunday, June 4, 2023 Closed

Campus Center

Thursday, June 1, 2023 7:45 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Friday, June 2, 2023 7:45 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Saturday, June 3, 2023 7:45 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 4, 2023 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

*subject to change by Parkhurst Dining

Schedule for 2023 Commencement Weekend

Saturday, June 3, 2023

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. McGraw Bookstore will be open

10:30 a.m. Commencement Rehearsal, Carnegie Lawn – rain location will be Murray

Athletic Center

2:00 p.m. Nursing Pinning Ceremony, Speidel Gymnasium

8:30 p.m. Assemble for Candlelight Ceremony, adjacent east end of Cowles Hall.

Rain location is the Speidel Gymnasium in Emerson Hall

9:00 p.m. Candlelight Ceremony, Cowles Hall Lawn

Sunday June 4, 2023

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. McGraw Bookstore will be open

10:30 a.m. Assemble for Commencement west side of campus

11:00 a.m. Commencement Ceremony, Carnegie Lawn – rain location will be Murray

Athletic Center

Reception Immediately following Commencement at the Campus Center

5:00 p.m. All College residences close for the 2022-2023 academic year

Jun 04

Spring Degree Conferral Date

Jun 05

College Closed for Commencement 2023 Break

Jun 06

All Remaining Spring 2023 Final Grades Due by 1:00 p.m.

Spring Term 2023: Nine-Week Term

Apr 24

Classes Begin for Spring A 2023 Nine-Week Term

Apr 26

Spring A 2023 Classes Will be Held In-Person on this Wednesday

May 02

Last Day to Register or Add Courses for the Nine-Week Term

May 02

Last Day to Withdraw to Have Courses Removed From Transcript for the Nine-Week Term

May 03

Withdrawal Period Begins for the Nine-Week Term

May 03

Spring A 2023 Classes will Not be held on this Wednesday

May 10

Spring A 2023 Classes will Not be held on this Wednesday

May 17

Spring A 2023 Classes will Not be held on this Wednesday

May 24

Spring A 2023 Classes will Not be held on this Wednesday

May 29

Memorial Day 2023

Classes for SP23 and SP23A will be held on this date. Some administration offices will be closed to observe the 2023 Memorial Day holiday.

May 31

Spring A 2023 Classes Will be Held In-Person on this Wednesday

Jun 05

College Closed for Commencement 2023 Break

Jun 07

Last Day of the Withdrawal Period for the Nine-Week Term

After this date, grade earned will be posted on transcript.

Jun 07

Students May Elect S-D-F Grading Option for Nine-Week Courses

Jun 24

Spring A 2023 Nine-Week Term Ends

Jun 27

Spring A 2023 Nine-Week Final Grades Due by 1:00 p.m.

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