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A Time to Celebrate

The College of Arts and Sciences congratulates its newly admitted students and graduating seniors! It is a privilege to be part of so many lives. The A&S connection unites faculty, students, and alumni across disciplines and across the country. Through the transformative power of the liberal arts, students and alumni at every point of their academic journeys gain the intellectual foundation for a life well-lived.

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Welcome, new students!

Congratulations on being accepted into the accomplished Arts and Sciences family. Faculty, staff, students, and alumni can't wait to meet you. Eager to jump into the A&S experience? Watch student videos for a glimpse into their lives. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube... and see you in August!

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2019 Commencement Information

Graduating students, you’ve earned this public recognition of your accomplishments. Don’t miss your moment of Commencement Weekend!

  • Doctoral hooding ceremony Friday, May 10 at 5 p.m., Goldstein Auditorium
  • Bachelor’s degree convocation (A&S and Maxwell) Saturday, May 11 at 8:30 a.m., Carrier Dome
  • Master’s degree convocation May 11 at 2 p.m., Setnor Auditorium


Top News

Megan Phan '17, Jacob Urban '18 practice social responsibility after graduation

Melissa Whipps to increase 'volume, scope, success' of grant proposals

The College of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell School offer two web series, "A Day in the Life" and "the Liberal Arts Experience," so you can learn more about what it is really like to study and live at Syracuse University.

Get a bird’s-eye view of our red-tailed hawk family, thanks to a new camera system donated by Anne Marie Patti Higgins ’76, G’90. Plus, check out our page’s new Top 10 Facts and other hawk-related content.

Ally Peyton '21 shares the corporate experience she gained as part of the Winston Fisher seminar.

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Upcoming Events

11:00 AM

TBD by Kerstin Nordstrom

Room: 202/204 Physics Bldg.

9:30 AM

Humanities NY Public Humanities Graduate Fellows Presentations

304 Tolley Humanities Building

Camilla Bell (Ph.D. Student, Cultural Foundations of Education)Gemma Cooper-Novack (Ph.D. Student, Literacy Education)...

12:00 AM

Discover Atlanta Immersion Trip

Atlanta, GA

Expenses-paid, three-day immersion trip enabling students to meet with industry leaders and alumni from various companies in Atlanta. For more information, email Kristen Aust,, or call ...

3:30 PM

TBD by Mark Trodden

Room: 202/204 Physics Bldg.


Read our noteworthy page for more information about these and other accomplishments from the Arts and Sciences community.

M.F.A. Candidate Sweeps Poetry Book Competition (posted 04-25-2019)

Rainie Oet's latest collection hits this summer.

In the News (posted 04-24-2019)

A snapshot of recent faculty media coverage.

A&S Leads Fight Against ALS (posted 04-24-2019)

Faculty and alumni take aim at the crippling neurological disease.

Ph.D. Student Wins NSF Fellowship (posted 04-24-2019)

Jane Pascar studies the relationship between microbes and their hosts.