Spring 2017 Commencement Message from President John Ettling

Dear Degree Candidates, Family, Friends and Relatives:

I look forward to welcoming our graduating students along with their families and friends as they come together to share in this special ceremony on Saturday, May 13, 2017. However, there are a number of important items that all students planning to graduate in May need to complete.

One of those things is for degree candidates to attend the Cardinal Graduation Expo on April 4, 2017 in Warren Ballroom B, Angell College Center, 12 - 6 p.m. Several offices: Alumni Relations,College Store and Josten's.

For those students who have not yet filed their Application for Diploma, you will be able to do so with the Registrar's Office during the Cardinal Graduation Expo. If you submit you application during the Cardinal Graduation Expo and meet the requirements, your name will be listed in the Spring Commencement Program.

This is also a great opportunity for students to purchase gift items relating to Commencement, such as caps and gowns, diploma covers, commencement announcements, class rings, and diploma frames. The College Store will have several vendors on site to meet with you.

Please Note:  The morning ceremony will now begin at 9 a.m -- an hour earlier than in the past. Please notify your family and friends of the time change and remember to be on time.

I encourage you to attend Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 13 and to work hard during these last few weeks of your college career at SUNY Plattsburgh.

If you have any questions, please contact my office by email or phone.


John Ettling



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