MechE Senior Class Photo Thursday – Meet on Duffield Steps by 4:10 – Facing Carpenter Hall


If you anticipate graduating in 2016 (Jan/May/August), with a B.S., M.E. degree or as an Independent Major with MechE as your primary or secondary Major, please join your classmates for the traditional senior class photo.  Your photo will replace the current Class of 2015 posted on this blog  What not to wear: pajamas.  What to wear: business casual.  Meet on Duffield Steps by 4:10.  We will postpone this event to the following Thursday in the event of inclement weather.  A cancellation notice will be posted.

Audits for reviewing graduation requirements will continue throughout this semester.  You will be receiving updated scheduling openings, via e-mail,  for meetings by the end of each week.

MechE Class of 2016 Graduation-Related Information & Senior Class Photo 9/10/15

1. If you plan to graduate after the Fall term, your degree date will be January 2016.

2. All B.S., ME seniors intending to graduate in 2016 will be e-mailed a sign-up schedule for a graduation audit to make sure each senior is meeting their graduation requirements.  Students who are graduating after Fall 2015 and those who would like to verify they are on track for MAE Early M.Eng. for Spring will get initial priority.  All B.S., M.E. 2016 degree candidates are required to meet for this review process in the Fall term.

3.  All B.S., M.E. candidates graduating in 2016, including Independent Majors, who are in M.E. as a primary or secondary major, are invited to the annual (since 2001) senior class photo, on Thursday, September 10, at 4:05 on the outside steps of Duffield facing Carpenter Hall.  Dress attire: business casual.  Professor Callister will be dismissing students in MAE 4300 at 4:00.  In the event of rain, snow (this is Ithaca!) this will be postponed to the following Thursday, Sept. 17.

4.  Additional graduation-paperwork will be e-mailed, so please read your e-mails from Nanette.

5. The MAE Graduation Ceremony information for May 29, 2016,  will be posted soon on the MAE website.  Please note, there will be three tickets for guests awarded to each graduating student.

Senior Announcements

1.  If you applied to join MAE 4340 or MAE 4341, Innovative Product Design via Digital Manufacturing, and have not yet been notified of a decision, please e-mail Nanette at

2.  If you intend to graduate with your B.S. after the Fall term, you will be earning a January 2016 degree.

3.  Graduation Audits:  Nanette will be contacting students who anticipate graduating in 2016 to review graduation requirements. Details to follow…

Graduation Information for MechE Seniors

If you are graduating May 2015 and have not yet met with Nanette for your final audit:

Final Audits Schedule (no need to bring any paperwork–we have your checklist on file).

Please stop by Nanette’s office  between 9:00am -11:00 am or  2:00-4:30 pm on any of  the following dates:

If your last name begins with…

L through P – go to 104 Upson on any day  between April 10 and April 15

Q through T – go to 104 Upson on any day between April 16 and April 22

U through Z – go to 104 Upson on any day between April 23 and April 29

Have you ordered your cap and gown yet?  Deadline (no fee) April 15: (cut and paste):

Advisor Approved Electives approval is due by April 15.  You can e-mail your advisor and request your advisor copy with their approval.  Or, complete this form and submit to 104 Upson: advisor_approved_electives

Consult the University Commencement site and the MAE Graduation site for schedules for graduation weekend.  You will be receiving a survey in mid-April asking how many tickets you need to the MAE  Bailey Hall ceremony (4 max).

Make sure your guests have room and restaurant reservations in advance.

Senior Video Organization Meeting on Saturday, April 11.  Contact Rehan and rpk74 for details.

Submit senior photos for slide show to be shown at Bailey Hall to Sonia:






Audits, Tickets for MAE Ceremony on May 25

Nanette is currently seeing students for final audits whose names end A-G.

Monday, April 21, she will begin seeing students for final audits whose names end H-L.

Seniors will be unable to pick-up tickets to Bailey Hall until they have seen Nanette for their final audit.

Those graduating in August should also check-in with Nanette about meeting graduation requirements by August.

Those students graduating at the end of the Fall term, should see Nanette for a first audit.

For those intending to graduate August 2014 and January 2015 who will be attending the MAE graduation ceremony in Bailey Hall should have seen Nanette for a first audit and will be able to pick-up tickets.



First Semester and Second Semester MechE Graduation Audits & 2015 Anticipated Graduation Early MAE M.Eng.

MechE’s:   Are you planning to:

1. Graduate after you complete the Fall 2014 semester (January 2015 degree)?

2. Graduate with your B.S. in 2015 and plan to pursue an M.Eng. in MAE:  Interested in starting Early M.Eng.–concurrently completing ug degree and begin M.Eng. degree in your final ug semester?

3. Graduate after you complete the Spring 2014 semester?

4. Graduate after completing Summer 2014?

Nanette will be contacting you to schedule appointments in the order of 1-4 (see above).  Final Audits for May 14 and August 14 students will begin mid-semester.  Advisor Approved Electives are due May 1, 2014 for graduating seniors.

Please come to your first graduation audit with a checklist completed (as best you can).  For example of completed checklist from B.S., M.E. 2011: Example of Graduation Checklist for Senior Audit

AP liberal studies typically count as 1000-level.

Transfer courses are not included in your Cornell cumulative g.p.a.  Only courses taken at Cornell are included in your Cornell cum gpa.  Your Major gpa is calculated by using the courses listed on the right side of the graduation checklist.