The college's Commencement activities will highlight the diverse and remarkable achievements of more than 1,500 graduates. Join us as we celebrate our 67th annual Commencement activities on Saturday, May 15, 2021!

Smiling graduate crossing the stage

Watch Commencement

Join us on Saturday, May 15 for the following Commencement ceremonies:

This year’s Commencement will celebrate our graduates in both a virtual celebration, as well as four brief, in-person ceremonies on campus in the Joseph L. Bruno Stadium. Both 2020 and 2021 graduates are invited to attend.

During the in-person ceremonies, which will be organized by school and program area in accordance with New York State gathering requirements, graduates will process into the stadium, hear remarks from President Roger Ramsammy, Vice President for Academic Affairs Judith DiLorenzo and their academic dean, receive individual recognition, cross the stage, receive their diploma covers, and pose for photos. Each graduate in attendance will be allowed to have two guests attend, and all four ceremonies will be livestreamed online.

All graduates and their families and friends are also invited to join us for the Virtual Commencement Celebration on Saturday evening, which will feature musical performances, special award recognition, success stories, remarks from college, student, and local leaders, and other traditional commencement elements. WTEN News Anchor and college alumnus John Gray ’83 will host the virtual celebration.

2021 Graduates

Event Timeline

Monday, May 3

Wednesday, May 5 - Friday, May 7

Saturday, May 15

Degree/Certificate Applications

You must complete a degree/certification application in order to be eligible to graduate. If you are completing program requirements in spring or summer and haven’t already applied, be sure to complete the application as soon as possible!

Students who submitted their degree/certificate application prior to April 7 will also be featured in celebratory graduation wraps on local papers Times Union, Daily Gazette, The Record and Saratogian on May 15.

NOTE: The application must be signed by your academic advisor and received by the Registrar's Office by the deadline listed.

Cap and Gown/Ticket Pickup

Cap and gown pickup will be held in the Joseph L. Bruno Stadium at the following times:

  • 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 6
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, May 7

Delivery will only be an option if pickup is not possible.

Tickets for two guests per graduate registered to attend an in-person ceremony will be distributed on cap and gown pickup days as well, and staff will be on hand to answer questions about commencement.

Get in Touch

Student Activities Office
Siek Campus Center, Room 210