Winter Commencement

Prior To Commencement

Commencement Ceremony

Getting to Campus


Winter Commencement Schedule of Events

Prior to Commencement

Monday, Oct. 23, 2017

Cardinal Graduation Expo (12 - 6 p.m)
Location: Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center

SUNY Plattsburgh will host the Cardinal Graduation Expo. Students planning to graduate in December 2017 can attend and purchase caps and gowns, commencement announcements, class rings, diploma frames and other gift items relating to Commencement. For more information, click on Cardinal Graduation Expo.

Early December 2017

Purchase (bachelor's degree) or rent (master's degree) academic regalia at the College Store.

Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017

Final Exams Begin and continue through Friday, December 15.

Monday - Friday, December 11-15, 2017

Pick up name cards at Angell College Center Information Desk.


Commencement Weekend

Friday, Dec. 15, 2017

Winter Semester Ends (12 p.m.)

Commencement Reception  (3:30 p.m.) 
Location: Flynt Commons, Angell College Center

December graduates and their families are invited to join fellow graduates, faculty and staff at a celebration of the achievements of the Class of 2017 at the Senior Reception, which is sponsored by the Plattsburgh Alumni Association, Center for Student Involvement and College Auxiliary Services. Enjoy music, hors d'oeuvres and beverages. 

School of Business and Economics Graduation Reception (7 - 9 p.m.)
Location: Flynt Commons, Angell College Center

Graduates in the School of Business and Economics receiving departmental awards are honored at the reception. Some of the departments will also present their honor cords to their graduating students. Family members are invited to attend. More information will be issued at a later date.

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017

Commencement Ceremony (Begins promptly at 10 a.m)
Location: Field House Gymnasium

Students will lineup beginning at 9:15 a.m. in the Stafford Ice Arena, Field House.

Residence Halls CLOSE for all students except graduating seniors (10 a.m.)


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)