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With Dome renovations, Syracuse to hold 2020 commencement on the Quad

By Eric Reinhardt

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Syracuse University has decided to hold its 2020 commencement ceremony on the Shaw Quadrangle, which is also known as the Quad.

The ceremony is normally held in the Carrier Dome, which is currently undergoing renovation work.

Syracuse University has decided to hold its 2020 commencement ceremony on the Shaw Quadrangle, also known as the Quad. The Carrier Dome, where Syracuse normally holds its graduation ceremony, will close on March 1 to allow “complex construction — specifically the roof replacement — to occur during milder weather,” per a letter sent to students, faculty, and staff on Thursday. (Eric Reinhardt / BJNN)

The building will close on March 1, 2020, “allowing the most complex construction — specifically the roof replacement — to occur during milder weather, ultimately enabling the facility to reopen in fall 2020.”

That’s according to a letter addressed to students, faculty and staff and written by Michele Wheatly, vice chancellor and provost, and Dolan Evanovich, senior vice president for enrollment and the student experience.

The school posted the letter Thursday on its news website.

In the letter, Wheatly and Evanovich described the May 10, 2020 outdoor ceremony as “different kind of Commencement, a milestone one-of-a-kind ceremony.”

The letter also noted, that “In the coming weeks, we will communicate with graduates and their families about schedules for events, the weather contingency plan and activities that will make Commencement 2020 special and filled with the important traditions that we all value.”

Syracuse is also working on “creating an opportunity for the graduates to bid an appropriate farewell to the Dome — before it closes its doors for the last time this year,” per the letter.

 

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