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2024 MPA Convocation

Hendricks Chapel 130 Crouse Dr Syracuse, NY, United States

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The Public Administration and International Affairs Department recognizes the accomplishments and successful completion of the M.P.A. program for the 2024 cohort. 

Reception: A reception will immediately follow the convocation ceremony on the Shaw Quadrangle, in front of Hendrick’s Chapel.

Guests: There is no guest limit. All convocation candidates must register to indicate their intent to attend the 2024 MPA Convocation ceremony and confirm an estimated number of in-person attendees before May 1, 2024. You may invite friends and family to come in person or experience the MPA Convocation through our live stream. If you would like to invite your international family member and/or guests to the MPA Convocation, you may contact Makayla Newvine, our Student Records Coordinator, at for an international student family visa letter. 

Registration: Registration is for M.P.A. Convocation candidates ONLY. Parents, family, friends and/or guests DO NOT need to complete the registration form. Registration information will be used to estimate total attendance for planning purposes.

Lodging: For more information on lodging, please visit the Syracuse Convention and Visitors Bureau, email or call 1.800.234.4797. Central New York hotels generally require a two-day reservation. It is important to book early since area hotels often sell out.

Live stream: The entire ceremony will be livestreamed through a private link. This means only individuals with the link will be able to view the convocation ceremony. This link will be provided to you closer to the date. 

Dress Code: Professional dress [Caps and gowns will NOT be worn].

Diplomas: You will not receive your diploma at the ceremony. You will need to file for a diploma. Diplomas are mailed to all degree recipients after the certification and awarding process is complete. Diplomas are sent to the permanent address on file unless an alternative address is specified within the diploma request. 







Open to

Parents and Families

Students, Graduate and Professional


MAX-Public Administration and International Affairs


Gabriela Vasquez Jimenez


Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART)

Contact Gabriela Vasquez Jimenez to request additional accommodations

Exterior of Maxwell in black and white when there was no Eggers building

We’re Turning 100!

To mark our centennial in the fall of 2024, the Maxwell School will hold special events and engagement opportunities to celebrate the many ways—across disciplines and borders—our community ever strives to, as the Oath says, “transmit this city not only not less, but greater, better and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us.”

Throughout the year leading up to the centennial, engagement opportunities will be held for our diverse, highly accomplished community that now boasts more than 38,500 alumni across the globe.