Commencement Participation Procedures

ATTENDANCE NOTIFICATION DEADLINES AND PROCESSES:


In order to participate in the May 2016 commencement ceremony, students must have applied for a May, August, or December 2016 degree by the March 15, 2016 deadline (or they must have been awarded a degree in December 2015).

If you graduated in December 2015, please follow step two (and only step two) of the instructions for May degree candidates, below.

If all of your degree requirements will be completed during the spring 2016 semester, follow the two-step instructions for May degree candidates, below.

If you will be taking any classes, internships, or student teaching during the fall or summer terms, follow
the two-step instructions for August/December 2016 degree candidates below.


MAY 2016 DEGREE CANDIDATES

If you will be completely finished with ALL degree requirements in the SPRING 2016 SEMESTER (including all majors, minors, internships, and student teaching):


  1. Apply for a May 2016 degree no later than March 15** (DO NOT apply for a May degree just because you wish to participate in commencement.) If you are completing any requirements in the fall semester, scroll down for specific instructions for December graduates. You are still welcome to participate. 
  2. Submit the Commencement Participation Form no later than April 15. Failure to RSVP by the April 15 deadline means that a student will NOT be allowed to participate in the commencement ceremony. 
    • Deadline to order Nursing Pin for ABSN/ASDN program is March 9.
    • Deadline to order Nursing Pin for on-ground or online Nursing programs is March 23. 
    • Deadline to order an optional stole is March 13. 



AUGUST 2016 and DECEMBER 2016 DEGREE CANDIDATES

If you will be taking ANY classes in the SUMMER 2016 SEMESTER or FALL 2016 SEMESTER (including internships or student teaching):

  1. Apply for an August 2016 degree or December 2016 degree no later than March 15**
  2. Submit the Commencement Participation Form no later than April 15. Failure to RSVP by the April 15 deadline means that a student will NOT be allowed to participate in the commencement ceremony.
    • Deadline to order Nursing Pin for ABSN/ASDN program is March 9.
    • Deadline to order Nursing Pin for on-ground or online Nursing programs is March 23. 
    • Deadline to order an optional stole is March 13. 
(Please note that you may only participate in ONE commencement ceremony per degree)


** Submitting the degree application form after March 15 will result in your name not being printed in the commencement program. You will still be permitted to participate and your name will be called when you walk across the stage, but the program will have already been sent to print.

NOTE: Any questions about your regalia (cap, gown, etc.) should be directed to the College Bookstore (315) 792-3193.

  • The deadline to order a Nursing Pin is March 9 for ABSN students and March 23 for all other Nursing students.

     
  • The deadline to order a stole with your major printed on it is March 13.

    • Stoles are completely optional and are not required to participate in commencement.

       
  • The "commemorative tassel" that you may order with your regalia is not permitted to be worn in the commencement ceremony. This policy will be strictly enforced.



Contact

Commencement Committee
(315) 792-3006
1600 Burrstone Road | Utica, NY 13502