- How long does the ceremony last?
- Is there a reception afterward?
- How many guests can I bring?
- Can I get extra tickets?
- Is there reserved seating?
- What about handicapped access?
- How does a graduating student get the cap and gown?
- Is there a charge for cap and gown?
- Will I get my diploma on Commencement day?
- How do I get my diploma if I don't attend?
- Where will my diploma be sent?
- Who can I contact if I need more information?
Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015.
Our Commencement Ceremony will be held outdoors, Crittenden Athletic Field, weather permitting.
Ladies please wear suitable footwear. Ceremony location will be decided on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 .
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The ceremony lasts approximately 2 hours.
A reception will be held in Bouck Ballroom immediately following the ceremony. Graduates and their guests are cordially invited to join faculty and staff for this occasion.
Each student who confirms their parcipation will receive three tickets.
Only guests with a ticket will be allowed to enter Bouck Hall Gymnasium.
Due to the popularity of commencement, extra tickets are not available.
There is no reserved seating for guests. It is recommended that guests arrive early.
If you need accommodations during the commencement ceremony due to physical disability, please contact the Office of Campus Events and Conferences at (518)255-5690 or email us by May 1. If you do not let us know what you need by May 1, we will not be able to accommodate you on the day of commencement.
Graduation regalia will be available to purchase in the Campus Bookstore on April 1, 2015. No need to pre-order.
Yes. Students can purchase regalia at the Campus Bookstore.
Diplomas will not be distributed at Commencement. They will be mailed to each graduate's addresslisted on their graduation application,approximately 2 months after certification by the faculty that all graduation requirements have been met.
Your diploma will be mailed to your address listed on your graduation application, approximately 2 months after certification by the faculty that all graduation requirements have been met.
To assure that your diploma gets to you, be sure that the college has your permanent address. You should contact the Registrar (518) 255-5522 to make sure that they have your correct address.
The Office of Campus Events and Conferences
Knapp Hall, Room 208
(518)255-5690 or email us.