Academic Affairs


The 226th Commencement Ceremony will be on Sunday, June 14, 2020 in front of Schaffer Library.

Questions? Contact Emily Tong at or (518) 388-6102.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

4 - 5 p.m.

The Baccalaureate Commemoration in Memorial Chapel

Sunday, June 14, 2020

The weather plan will be decided on the morning of Commencement. Call (518) 388-8373 for a voice message at 8:00 a.m. that morning or check the commencement main page. Key locations and instructions for graduates and faculty about where to assemble are available for each weather plan.

8:45 a.m.

Graduates and faculty assemble for the academic procession.

9:30 a.m.

The academic procession begins, led by the Steinmetz car.

10 a.m.

In fair weather, Commencement exercises will be held in Hull Plaza in front of Schaffer Library. For locations and plans related to moderate or heavy rain, please refer to the weather plan.


Diplomas will be awarded individually after the ceremony at the Rugby Field, west of Nott Memorial.