Spring Commencement

Prior to Commencement

Branch Campus Info

Commencement Ceremony

Getting to Campus


Photography Guidelines for Commencement

General Information

Photography (cameras and video recorders) is permitted in the Field House Gymnasium for all ceremonies.

However, to avoid blocking the view of others, guests are not permitted in front of the stage area. Only the professional photographers of GradImages® will be allowed in the immediate vicinity of the stage during the ceremony.

Please note that once the singing of the "Alma Mater" begins, all aisles must be cleared as required by the fire and safety code and guests should remain in their seats.

Pre-Register with GradImages ™
for Your Graduation Photos

SUNY Plattsburgh has contracted with GradImages® to take candid photographs of degree candidates as the president congratulates them.

Within five business days after the ceremony, GradImages® will mail and/or email each graduate photographed a free passport-sized photo proof along with the opportunity to select from a variety of photo packages.

You can also check the GradImages® website to view and order at www.gradimages.com 

Graduates may place orders online or via telephone with the studio at that time, but are under no obligation to do so.

Enter Last Name, School Name and select Event Year from the dropdown menu

For more information about pre-registering with GradImages® or any other questions, you can contact GradImages via email at [email protected] or by phone:

  • (850) 907-2740 (Everywhere)
  • (800) 261-2576 (United States)
  • (800) 372-3686 (Canada in English)
  • (800) 501-2279 (Canada en Français)


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: [email protected]