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Wynton Marsalis in Hamilton

Wynton Marsalis
Ensemble Wynton Marsalis
Date Sunday, May 21st, 2023
Time 10:30am
Event Type Commencement Ceremony / Honorary Doctorate Ceremony / Commencement Address
Event Name Colgate University 2023 Commencement
Venue Andy Kerr Stadium
Address Colgate University
Location Hamilton, NY, United States
Webcast Watch Webcast

Wynton Marsalis will provide remarks at Colgate University’s 2023 commencement on Sunday, May 21.
Marsalis also to receive honorary degree alongside Joe Castiglione ’68, IIya Kaminsky, Mary Ann Moran ’77 and Mark Siegel ’73.


Seating is open and tickets are not needed as long as the ceremony takes place as planned at Andy Kerr Stadium (outdoors). In case inclement weather forces the ceremony indoors, where seating will be limited, each graduate will be able to reserve up to 5 guest tickets for inclement weather seating. Graduates are responsible for reserving guest tickets. Each guest would need their own ticket, regardless of age.

Colgate University will livestream the ceremony from this page for those who are unable to attend in person. For guests who are coming to Hamilton but prefer remaining indoors rain or shine, the ceremony will be broadcast into the Class of 1965 Arena (no ticket needed). The facility will be wheelchair accessible and will open at 9:00 a.m.