Guest Information

Information for May 2014 Commencement Guests


Carefully read the information below. If you have any questions contact the Office of Campus Events and Conferences at 518-255-5690 or



Date and Time

 Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.




  • The location ofCommencement Ceremony will be decided on Wednesday, May 7. Based on extended weather forecast.




  • There will be designated handicap parking spaces in Knapp Circle. Cars must be parked in any student, faculty or other designated lots.
  • You can find the campus map at



The Ceremony

  • Each confirmed commencement candidate will be given three  tickets.
  • Tickets are required only if the ceremony is held inside in Bouck Hall Gymnasium. Doors will open at 9:00 a.m. Please arrive with tickets in hand in order to be seated.
  • Guests without tickets may view the  ceremony via live broadcast  in Bouck Hall Theater, Bouck Hall Room 120, Bouck Hall Cafe' or Prentice Dining Hall.
  • There are no reserved seats. Please have your tickets ready when you arrive.
  • The duration of the ceremony will be approximately 2 hours.
  • Please remain standing during and after the National Anthem.
  • Once the ceremony is concluded, please remain standing at your seats until the end of the recessional. Moving toward the graduates before this causes congestion and detracts from the dignity of the occasion.




  • A reception will be held in Bouck Hall Ballroom immediately following the ceremony. Graduates and their guests are cordially invited to join faculty and staff for this occasion.



Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities

  • Seating will be available for those who use wheelchairs or need special accommodations. 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 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.



Gifts and Keepsakes

  • The College Store, located in Bouck Hall, will be open in case our guests want to purchase gifts, souvenirs, and even last-minute items such as batteries for your camera.  Add Link




  • Guests are welcome to bring cameras to take pictures. We do ask that those taking pictures do so within the designated photo area.
  • Your attendance at the event constitutes an agreement to the College's use and distribution (now and in the future) of your image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, or audiotapes. Concerns about this policy should be directed to the Office of College Advancement at 518-255-5690.



***We are very proud of our graduates' accomplishments. We look forward to meeting our graduates' families and friends on this very special day! It is the goal of the Office of Campus Events and Conferences and the entire SUNY Cobleskill community to make Commencement a smooth and memorable experience for our graduates. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.