Winter 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, Dec. 17, 2016. However, there are a number of important items that all students planning to graduate in December need to complete.

Degree candidates need to apply for their diploma with the Registrar's Office  by Saturday, April 30, 2016 to guarantee their names will be listed in the Winter Commencement Program. If you have not applied yet, please do so today.  Please use the link to complete the online process: Application for Diploma.

Another one of those things is for degree candidates to attend the Cardinal Graduation Expo, which will be held on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, in the Cardinal Lounge, located in the Angell College Center.  We will have staff on hand to answer questions about important details you need to know before leaving.

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 vendors on site to meet with you.

I also encourage you to attend the Commencement Reception planned for Friday, Dec. 16, and then Winter Commencement on Saturday, Dec. 17. In the meantime, I encourage you 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 Winter Commencement at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

Office of the President
159 Hawkins Hall
(518) 564-2010 (phone)
(518) 564-3932 (fax)