Winter Commencement

Prior To Commencement

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.

Pre-Register Online

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.

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

SUNY Plattsburgh does not assume any liability for this service, which is being provided by GradImages™.

For more information about pre-registering with GradImages™ or any other questions, please call:

  • (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 Winter Commencement at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

Office of the President
159 Hawkins Hall
(518) 564-2010 (phone)
(518) 564-3932 (fax)
Email: [email protected]