SUNY Plattsburgh Campus Handbook


Commencement/Attendance of Faculty & Professional Staff

Policy Number Policy Owner
1002.1 President's Office

Revision History

Date Version Change Ref Section
Pre-2008 1.0 New Document  
11/28/2016 1.1 Minor Revisions  
1/6/2017 1.2 Minor Revisions  
3/16/2017 1.3 Minor Revisions  
6/27/2017 1.4 Minor Revisions Owner

 Statement of Policy

The policy in regard to faculty attendance at the spring commencement is as follows: All academic and professional staff members are obligated to be present at Spring Commencement unless an application for absence is approved in writing by the departmental chairperson and dean. Requests should be made at least two weeks in advance of the Commencement date and be made utilizing the Absence from Commencement Form available below.  Copies of the completed form should be forwarded to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at least ten days in advance of Commencement.

Absence from Commencement Form (PDF file size 396KB)

Contact Information

For more information about SUNY Plattsburgh policies, please contact:

Management Services Office
Office: Kehoe 710-11
Phone: (518) 564-2538
Fax: (518) 564-2540