Do you plan on graduating this year?

your hard work is soon to be rewarded...

Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.

The main university-wide ceremony for all bachelor's, master's, certificate & doctoral candidates.
Graduates must check in to assembly areas by 12:00 p.m.

Location: Athletics Complex - SEFCU Arena
Tickets ARE REQUIRED for all guests, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Duration: ~
2 hours and 30 minutes.
All bachelor's, master's certificate & doctoral candidates will cross the stage to have their names read.

Maximum of 5 guest tickets per student.
Students: RSVP via MyUAlbany.

NO STUDENT DROP-OFFS are allowed at SEFCU Arena.
Please utilize the Athletic Complex and Dutch Quad Student parking lots. A limited number of handicapped parking spaces for vehicles with the appropriate tag will be available in the West Arena lot. This is also the drop-off location for guests with mobility issues only. A University Police Officer will be present to assist with directions.

Dutch Quad Shuttle Service
Wheelchair accessible shuttles will travel between the Dutch Quad Student lot and the SEFCU Arena before and after the ceremony. Graduates and guests should factor 20 minutes into their travel time to secure parking and arrive at the ceremony site.

Venue Accessibility
The SEFCU Arena is equipped with accessible restrooms and seating options. A seating area in the arena will be reserved for guests along with 2 escorts.

Any guest requiring wheelchair transport is recommended to bring their own.


Students & Families - be sure to check your official email and this website regularly for updates on important deadlines and other commencement related information.

For information on University Auxiliary Services available on campus the day of the ceremony visit:

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