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Commencement 2018 Schedule

Commencement 2018 Schedule

The 224th Commencement Ceremony will be on Sunday, June 17, 2018 in front of Schaffer Library.

Please refer to the FAQs, parking and weather planslocal lodging and dining and parking for disabled guests.

Additional questions? Contact Emily Tong at tonge@union.edu or (518) 388-6102.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Baccalaureate Commemoration in Memorial Chapel

6:00 p.m.
Baccalaureate Mass sponsored by the Catholic Chaplaincy in Memorial Chapel

8:00 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Students, family members, and guests are invited to the Garnet Gala with dessert, music and dancing (R.S.V.P. required).

Sunday, June 17, 2018

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.

9:00 a.m.
Graduates and faculty assemble for the academic procession.

9:30 a.m.
The academic procession begins, led by the Steinmetz car.

10:00 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.

12:00 noon
Diplomas will be awarded individually after the ceremony at the Rugby Field, west of Nott Memorial.