Spring Commencement Checklist

Prior to Commencement

Fall 2015

  • Meet with your advisor to verify eligibility to graduate. This can be done at the beginning of the Spring Semester.
  • Apply to graduate by completing formal application for diploma through the Registrar's Office before November 30, 2015 to guarantee name will be included in Commencement Program. Applications will be accepted after that date, but there is no guarantee that the names will be included if students wait until the last minute to apply.
  • Please go to "apply for diploma" on our commencement website for directions.

April 2016

  • Attend the Spring Graduation Expo - Tuesday, March 29, 2016 (12 - 4 p.m.), Warren Ballroom B, Angell College Center.
  • Order honor society cord through College Store by mid April.
  • Purchase graduation announcements (if you wish) at the College Store in Saranac Hall.

May 2016

  • Purchase (bachelor's degree) or rent (master's degree) academic regalia at College Store available in early May.
  • Purchase graduation announcements (if you wish) at the College Store in Saranac Hall.
  • Pick up name cards at Angell College Center Information Desk, Monday - Friday, May 9- 13, 2016.
  • Attend Commencement Reception, set for Friday, May 13, 2016 (3 - 5 p.m.) in Willard C. Flynt Commons, Angell College Center -- family and friends invited.

Commencement Day

Saturday, May 14, 2016

  • Doors to Field House Gymnasium open to guests at 8:00 a.m. for the morning ceremony and 1:00 p.m. for the afternoon ceremony.
  • Degree candidates assemble in the Ronald B. Stafford Ice Area at the Field House by 8:15 a.m. for the morning ceremony and 1:15 p.m. for the afternoon ceremony. Please bring academic regalia with you.
  • For those unable to pick up name card during the week prior to Spring Commencement, pick up name cards at the Will-Call Window in the Lobby of the Field House and complete.


Contact Information

For more information about Spring Commencement at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

Office of the President
159 Hawkins Hall
(518) 564-2010 (phone)
(518) 564-3932 (fax)
Email: president_office@plattsburgh.edu