65th Commencement Celebrates Nearly 2,000 Graduates

May 7, 2019

What: Hudson Valley Community College holds its 65th annual Commencement ceremony, where 1,919 students will earn associate degrees and certificates. Of them, 444 will graduate with academic honors.

Graduates from more than 80 career- and transfer-oriented programs range in age from 17 to 62. More than 259 studied exclusively online. There are 91 active duty members of the U.S. military or veterans of service. Though 83% of this year’s graduates are from the Capital Region, the Class of 2019 also includes students from 40 other countries.

Commencement will be broadcast live online with pre- and post-ceremony coverage hosted by news anchor and Hudson Valley alumnus John Gray.

Visit the college's commencement webpage for updated information, facts and success stories.

When: Saturday, May 18, 2019

  • Doors open to family and guests at 9 a.m.
  • Graduates assemble in the McDonough Sports Complex field house at 9 a.m.
  • Procession begins at 10:15 a.m.
  • Ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m.

Where: Joseph L. Bruno Stadium
Hudson Valley Community College
80 Vandenburgh Ave
Troy, NY 12180

NOTE: In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will take place in the McDonough Sports Complex field house.


Hudson Valley Community College
Neil J. Kelleher, Chair, Board of Trustees
Dr. Roger A. Ramsammy, President
Jamison Hunter Jarosz, Student Senate President

Rensselaer County
Michael E. Stammel, Chairman, Rensselaer County Legislature

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