Spring Commencement

Prior to Commencement

Branch Campus Info

Commencement Ceremony

Getting to Campus


Spring 2018 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 19, 2018. However, there are a number of important items that all students planning to graduate in May need to complete.

For those students who have not yet filed their Application for Diploma, your name may not be listed in the Spring Commencement Program. Please file for your diploma today.  The Registrar's office needs time to review your application and we need time to get the program printed.

One of those things is for degree candidates to attend the Cardinal Graduation Expo on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in Warren Ballroom B, Angell College Center, 12 - 6 p.m. Several offices will be participating including Alumni Relations and the College Store.

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.

I encourage you to attend Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 19, and to work hard during these last few weeks of your college career at SUNY Plattsburgh. I look forward to seeing you at either the morning ceremony, which begins at 9 a.m., or the afternoon ceremony beginning at 2 p.m.

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