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Staff Graduate Reception

hand holding out a diploma with red ribbon

Each year, dozens of Cornell staff members graduate with degrees from Cornell and other colleges with the help of the Employee Degree Program and the Tuition Aid program offered by the University.

The Division of Human Resources and the Employee Assembly host an annual Staff Graduate Reception for employees who receive degrees through one of our educational programs. This event promotes the University's pride in those employees who achieve their educational goals while also maintaining their job responsibilities. If you will be graduating, please notify Michelle La Fave, so that you can be included in this celebration.

2023 Staff Graduate Reception Event

Graduates from the Employee Degree and Tuition Assistance Program and a guest are invited to the Staff Graduate Reception.

Wednesday June 14, 2023

Reception beings at 5:00 P.M. Program begins 5:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.

Stocking Hall, Conference Room 148

*Invitations to complete a bio form and to RSVP for the event will be sent out in April. Keep an eye on your email for communications.

View a recording of the 2022 Staff Graduate Reception.

Submitting Bio

During this event graduates have the opportunity to share a little about their experience in completing their degree. Staff graduates who have not already done so, can submit their photo and bio information by Friday June 2nd, in order to be included in the event program. Those who do not submit a bio will be mentioned in the program by name, degree of completion, and university of completion only.

If you have not done so, and wish to complete your bio, please click here to access the bio form through qualtrics.


This event is by invitation for staff graduates from academic year 2023 (including December 2022 graduates and summer 2023 graduates). If you meet this criteria and did not receive an invitation please contact Michelle La Fave,

If you would like to make a change to your RSVP please contact

Attending In-Person

We encourage all our staff graduates to attend in person if you are in close proximity to the Ithaca Campus. A virtual option will be available for graduates who are outside the proximity of the Ithaca campus. 


For those who do not currently have a parking pass, Daily Decision Parking Options are available. The Peterson Lot, located directly across the street from Stocking Hall, is a Daily Decision parking lot


If you have any additional questions, please contact