Commencement FAQs

 

 

 

 

 

When?

 

Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 12 at 11:00am.

 

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Where?

 

The Ceremony will be held outside (rain or shine) adjacent to the Neal Robbins Field House.

 

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How long does the ceremony last?

 

The ceremony will last about an hour and a half.
 

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Is there a rehearsal?

 

No. Faculty and staff will be available the day of to direct you where you should line up and give you direction regarding the ceremony.

 

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Is there a policy on photography?

 

Guests and graduates are welcome to take pictures! We do ask that guests taking pictures be mindful of the importance of the Ceremony for our students as well as other guests in attendance. 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 Campus Events & Conferences at 518-255-5690.

 

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Is there a reception afterward?

 

A reception will be held immediately following the ceremony in the Neal Robbins Field House. Graduates and their guests are cordially invited to join faculty and staff for this occasion.

 

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How many guests may I bring?

  

Tickets are not required so you may bring as many guests as you'd like. Note that there is no reserved seating. 

 

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Is there reserved seating?


There is no reserved seating for guests. It is recommended that guests arrive early.


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What about handicapped access?


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.


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How does a graduating student get the cap and gown?


Graduation regalia will be available to purchase in the Campus Bookstore beginning Tuesday, April 17. There is no need to pre-order; regalia will remain available through graduation day.

 

Should a student have already graduated with their Associate degree and they have the custom gown they will NOT need to purchase an additional gown, only their hood and 2018 tassel. If a student has a black gown from their Associate that is not customized, the student has the option to purchase a new gown but is not required to purchase the custom gown.

 

All regalia product is available a la carte, giving our graduates the options to purchase the pieces they may need without having to purchase the whole unit.

 
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Is there a charge for cap and gown?


Yes. Associate degree candidates are charged $61.60 for regalia. Bachelor degree candidates are charged $92.52. Students can purchase regalia at the Campus Bookstore.


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Will I get my diploma on Commencement day?

 

Diplomas will not be distributed at Commencement. They will be mailed to each graduate's address listed on their graduation application, approximately two months after certification by the faculty that all graduation requirements have been met.


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How do I get my diploma if I don't attend?


Your diploma will be mailed to the address listed on your graduation application, approximately two months after certification by the faculty that all graduation requirements have been met.


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Where will my diploma be sent?


Your diploma will be mailed to the address listed on your graduation application.

  

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Who can I contact if I need more information?

 

Evelyn Davies
The Office of Campus Events and Conferences
Knapp Hall, Room 200
(518) 255-5690 or email us.

 

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Questions?
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Office of Campus Events
and Conferences
200 Knapp Hall
518-255-5690
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