Please refer to the letter from the Dean of the Faculty and to our FAQ page for additional information on Commencement exercises, local lodging, accommodations for disabled guests, and photography or video available for purchase. A complete set of plans for commencement, including parking locations and weather plans, are also available. Additional questions? Contact Emily Tong at or 518-388-6102.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

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

6:00 p.m.

Baccalaureate Mass sponsored by the Catholic Chaplaincy will be held 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.  For further information regarding the Garnet Gala, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 518-388-6168 or

Sunday, June 15, 2014
The weather plan that will be followed will be decided on the morning of Commencement. Call (518) 388-8373 or check the commencement weather decision 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 which is located in front of Schaffer Library. Immediately after the Ceremony, representatives of the College's academic departments and programs will host a reception in Library Field where the diplomas will be distributed to the graduates. For locations and plans related to moderate or heavy rain, please refer to the appropriate weather plan.