• Initial instructions for commencement will be provided to all Spring 2016 degree candidates (Undergraduate and Graduate students), by the dean of the degree candidate’s respective College. Additional instructions for the commencement lineup and procession, and the recession will be provided by the commencement marshals at the Albany Civic Center.
  • All students graduating should report at 8:00 a.m. in full regalia to the Albany Civic Center for the commencement exercise, Saturday, May 14, 2016, and lineup by Colleges in accordance with their assigned row and seat number.  Undergraduate students will lineup in the Civic Center corridor behind the north bleacher seating area of the arena.  Graduate students will lineup in the main lobby of the Civic Center.  Signs showing candidate’s College, row and seat number will be posted in the candidates’ staging area and commencement marshals will be present to give directions and to immediately address any student concerns.
  • The Commencement Processional begins promptly at 9:35 a.m. and the President begins the commencement program promptly at 10:00 a.m. All participants are required to march in the processional.
  • All graduates should review the Graduation Planning Guide.