Commencement 2020


Commencement Checklist for Graduates

  1. Receive a notification email from the Student Success Center of your eligibility to graduate.
  2. Planning to attend the ceremony? Complete the required participation form.
  3. Buy your cap, gown and tassel from the Bookstore.


11 a.m. Saturday, May 9, 2020, at the Cool Insuring Arena (formerly Glens Falls Civic Center)


Please arrive by 10:15 a.m.; use the entrance on Glen Street, and follow the signs to Heritage Hall. There are a few handicap accessible parking spots available (first come, first serve) directly in front of the Cool Insuring Arena.  Otherwise, family and guests can be dropped off and picked up after the program. There is also parking allowed in the St. Mary’s Church Parking lot.

There will be a registration table located in Heritage Hall where graduates will check-in and receive their lineup card.  Graduates will then be directed how to line up.


There is no rehearsal. Please arrive promptly at 10:15 a.m.; instructions will be given during line-up.


You won't need any!  Because we will be at the Cool Insuring Arena, there will not be a restriction on the number of guests who can attend.


Please purchase your cap, gown and tassel from our campus Bookstore. The (estimated) $50 fee includes your cap, gown and tassel, which will be available starting April 1. Questions? Call 518.681.5621.


At 10:30 a.m., we will line up according to major, and will enter the arena precisely at 11 a.m.  Please follow the instructions of the faculty and staff who are responsible for the procession.

PLEASE NOTE:  All degrees will be mailed approximately three weeks following Graduation. Please be sure the Registrar’s Office has your correct mailing address.


SUNY Plattsburgh Graduaton


For Questions, contact or 518.681.5649.