May 2015 Schedule of Events

Main University-Wide Events

The following is the schedule of events for the Spring Commencement weekend. University-wide events are listed first, followed by an alphabetical listing of individual recognition events. All guest seating at commencement ceremonies is on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Please take note of the ceremony participation color key below which will help illustrate what events are for undergraduate students, graduate students or combined events for both undergrad and grad students.

For further information about your Individual Recognition Ceremony, please refer to the contact number listed for that particular event.

Ceremony Participation - Color Key

Undergraduate Event

Graduate
Event

*Combined* UG/Grad

 

 

 


ROTC Mohawk Battalion Commissioning Ceremony
Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.

Ceremony for graduating ROTC Mohawk Battalion cadets to receive their commission.

Location: Sarazen Student Union, Siena College
Contact: Mary Gustin at 783-2300 or email mgustin@siena.edu.


LGBTQ - Lavender Graduation
* Combined Undergraduate & Graduate Ceremony *
Friday, May 15, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.

Combined Undergraduate & Graduate Ceremony honoring the achievements of graduating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Ally students.

Location: Campus Center Ballroom
Duration: 1.5 hours with reception to follow.
Maximum of 7 guests per student.
Students: RSVP via MyUAlbany.

RSVP or questions to: lavendergrad@albany.edu


GRADUATE CEREMONY
Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.

The main university-wide ceremony for all master's, certificate & doctoral candidates.
Graduate students check in to assembly area by 8:00 a.m.

Location: Athletics Complex - SEFCU Arena
Tickets are not required for guests.
Duration: ~
2 hours and 15 minutes.
All master's certificate & doctoral candidates will cross the stage to have their names read.

Maximum of 8 guests per student.
Students: RSVP via MyUAlbany.


Commencement Mass
* Combined Undergraduate & Graduate Ceremony *
Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Combined University-wide mass for all undergraduate & graduates and their families.

Location: Campus Center, Assembly Hall


Torch Night & Fireworks Display
Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 8:30 p.m.

Witness the ceremonial transition from student to alumni and a passing of the torch of knowledge as seniors are symbolically welcomed into the Alumni Association.

Location: on the Academic Podium
Tickets are not required for guests.
Duration: ~1 hour.
This ceremony will occur outdoors, rain or shine. While it will be under the Academic Podium roof, please dress appropriately.

Maximum of 10 guests per student.
Students: RSVP via MyUAlbany.


UNDERGRADUATE CEREMONY
Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

The main university-wide ceremony to formally confer all bachelor's degrees.
Undergraduate students check in to assembly area tents by 9:00 a.m.

Location: outdoors on the Entry Plaza Lawn
Tickets are not required for guests.
Duration: ~1 hour 20 minutes.
This ceremony will occur outdoors, rain or shine, please dress appropriately.
Due to the size of the graduating class, individual students will not cross the stage or have their names read - students will be recognized in groups by school or college.
Maximum of 10 guests per student.
Students: RSVP via MyUAlbany.

 


 

 This university-wide undergraduate degree-conferral ceremony will be available online via web-streaming video.
Please view video on May 17, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. EST.

video live-stream the ceremony


Individual Recognition Events

The following is an alphabetical listing of individual recognition events scheduled for the Spring Commencement weekend. Please take note of the ceremony participation color key below which will help illustrate what events are for undergraduate students, graduate students or combined events for both undergrad and grad students.

Academic departments may require additional paperwork from students to participate in the following ceremonies. Additional, some of these events may require physical tickets for all guests in attendance. All guest seating at commencement ceremonies is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please monitor all correspondence from your department regarding commencement.

For further details, please contact the respective department.

Ceremony Participation - Color Key

Undergraduate Event

Graduate
Event

*Combined* UG/Grad

 

 

 


Africana Studies
* Combined Undergraduate & Graduate Ceremony *
Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.

Join faculty members for hospitality refreshments in the Lecture Center after the ceremony.

Location: Performing Arts Center - Main Theatre
Maximum of 7 guests per student.
Students: RSVP via MyUAlbany.
Contact: Oscar Williams or Brenda Lewis at 442-4730


Anthropology
Undergraduate Ceremony
Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.

Join faculty members for hospitality refreshments in the Athletics Stadium after the ceremony.

Location: Athletic Complex - SEFCU Arena
Maximum of 10 guests per student.
Students: RSVP via MyUAlbany and also contact the department to participate.
Contact: Marylou Schiro at 442-4700


Art & Art History, Music and Theatre
Undergraduate Ceremony
Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.

Join faculty members for hospitality refreshments in the Lecture Center after the ceremony.  The Senior Art Show Exhibition will be open in Fine Arts 223 immediately following the ceremony.

Location: Performing Arts Center - Main Theatre
Maximum of 10 guests per student.
Students: RSVP via MyUAlbany.
Contact: Art & Art History Dept. 442-4020; Music Dept. 442-4187; Theatre Dept. 442-4200


Atmospheric & Environmental Sciences
Undergraduate Ceremony
Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 12:00 p.m.

Join faculty members for hospitality refreshments in the Lecture Center after the ceremony.

Location: Campus Center - Ballroom
Maximum of 10 guests per student.
Students: RSVP via MyUAlbany and also complete a departmental application to participate.
Contact: Chaina Porter at 442-4556


Biology
Undergraduate Ceremony
Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

Join faculty members for hospitality refreshments in the Athletics Stadium after the ceremony.

Location: Athletic Complex – Physical Education Bldg., Gymnasium
Maximum of 10 guests per student.
Students: RSVP via MyUAlbany and also complete a departmental application to participate.
Contact: Caren Stark at 442-4300 or 442-4337


School of Business
Undergraduate Ceremony
Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 12:30 p.m.

Join faculty members for hospitality refreshments in the Athletics Stadium after the ceremony.

Location: Athletic Complex - SEFCU Arena
Maximum of 10 guests per student.
Students: RSVP via MyUAlbany.
Contact: Sally Mills at 956-8322


School of Business
Graduate Reception
Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 11:30 a.m.

Join faculty members for hospitality refreshments in the Business Building after the Graduate Ceremony.

Reception Location: Business Building, Standish Living Room
Maximum of 10 guests per student.
Students: RSVP via MyUAlbany.
Contact: Sally Mills at 956-8322


Chemistry
Undergraduate Ceremony
Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 12:00 p.m.

Join faculty members for hospitality refreshments in the Lecture Center after the ceremony.

Location: Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall
Maximum of 5 guests per student.
Students: RSVP via MyUAlbany.
Contact: Brian Gabriel at 442-4400


Communication
* Combined Undergraduate & Graduate Ceremony *
Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 3:30 p.m.

Join faculty members for hospitality refreshments in the Athletic Stadium after the ceremony.

Location: Athletic Complex - SEFCU Arena
Maximum of 10 guests per student.
Students: RSVP via MyUAlbany.
Contact: Monica Bartoszek at 591-8628 or the Department offices at 442-4871


College of Computing and Information
* Combined Undergraduate & Graduate Ceremony *
Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.

Join faculty members for hospitality refreshments in the Athletic Stadium after the ceremony.

Location: Athletic Complex - Physical Education Bldg., Gymnasium
Maximum of 10 guests per student.
Students: RSVP via MyUAlbany.
Visit www.albany.edu/cci/57459.php for further instructions.
Contact: Nan Carroll or Angela St. John at 956-8240 or cciadmin@albany.edu


School of Criminal Justice
* Combined Undergraduate & Graduate Ceremony *
Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 3:30 p.m.

Join faculty members for hospitality refreshments in the Draper Hall Courtyard after the ceremony.

Location: Downtown Campus - Page Hall, Auditorium
Tickets are required for all guests. Maximum of 5 guests per student.
Students: RSVP via MyUAlbany and also contact the department to participate.
Contact: Diana Mancini or Michele Fox at 442-5210


East Asian Studies
Undergraduate Ceremony
Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 12:00 p.m.

Join faculty members for hospitality refreshments in the Lecture Center after the ceremony.

Location: Performing Art Center - Studio Theatre
Maximum of 7 guests per student.
Students: RSVP via MyUAlbany.
Contact: Gregory M. Roberts at 442-4117


Economics
Undergraduate Ceremony
Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.

Join faculty members for hospitality refreshments in the Lecture Center after the ceremony.

Location: Campus Center, Ballroom
Tickets are required for all guests. Maximum of 4 guests per student.
Students: RSVP via MyUAlbany.
Contact: Linda Gallagher or Tom Hurd at 442-4735


School of Education
Graduate Reception
Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 11:30 a.m.

Join faculty members for hospitality refreshments in the Alumni House after the Graduate Ceremony.

Location: Alumni House
Maximum of 4 guests per student.
Students: RSVP via MyUAlbany.
Contact: Elizabeth Norton Skrobela at 442-4991


English / Journalism
Undergraduate Ceremony
Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.

Join faculty members for hospitality refreshments in the Athletics Stadium after the ceremony.

Location: Athletic Complex – Physical Education Bldg., Gymnasium
Maximum of 10 guests per student.
Students: RSVP via MyUAlbany. Visit www.albany.edu/english/commencement.php for further instructions.
Contact: Liz Lauenstein at 442-4059


Geography & Planning
including Globalization Studies
* Combined Undergraduate & Graduate Ceremony *
Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.

Join faculty members for hospitality refreshments in the Lecture Center after the ceremony.

Location: Performing Arts Center - Recital Hall
Tickets are required for all guests. Maximum of 5 guests per undergraduate student. Maximum 3 guests per graduate student.
Students: RSVP via MyUAlbany and also contact the department to participate.
Contact: Marlene Z. Williams or Lisa Baker at 442-3119


History
including Judaic Studies and Documentary Studies
* Combined Undergraduate & Graduate Ceremony *
Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.

Join faculty members for hospitality refreshments in the Lecture Center after the ceremony.

Location: Campus Center, Ballroom
Tickets are required for all guests. Maximum of 5 guests per student.
Students: RSVP via MyUAlbany and also contact the department to participate.
Contact: Irene Andrea or Jamie Winn 442-5300


Languages, Literatures & Cultures
* Combined Undergraduate & Graduate Ceremony *
Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

Join faculty members for hospitality refreshments in the Lecture Center after the ceremony.

Location: Performing Arts Center - Recital Hall
Maximum of 7 guests per student.
Students: RSVP via MyUAlbany and also contact the department to participate.
Contact: Janna Harton or Joane MacMillan at 442-4100


Latin American & Caribbean Studies
* Combined Undergraduate & Graduate Ceremony *
Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 3:30 p.m.

Join faculty members for hospitality refreshments in the Lecture Center after the ceremony.

Location: Performing Arts Center - Studio Theatre
Maximum of 10 guests per student.
Students: RSVP via MyUAlbany.
Contact: Librada Pimentel or Max Lifchitz at 442-4100


Mathematics
Undergraduate Ceremony
Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 12:30 p.m.

Join faculty members for hospitality refreshments in the Lecture Center after the ceremony.

Location: Performing Arts Center - Main Theatre
Tickets are required for all guests. Maximum of 8 guests per student.
Students: RSVP via MyUAlbany and also contact the department to participate.
Contact: Joan Mainwaring or JoAnna Aveyard at 442-4600


College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering
* Combined Undergraduate & Graduate Ceremony *
Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 1:30 p.m.

Join faculty members for hospitality refreshments in the Nano Fab South Rotunda after the ceremony.

Location: SUNY Polytechnic – CNSE, Nano Fab South, Auditorium
Maximum of 4 guests per student.
Students: RSVP via MyUAlbany.
Contact: Krista Thompson or Taryn Whittaker at 956-7012


Philosophy
Undergraduate Ceremony
Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 12:30 p.m.

Join faculty members for hospitality refreshments in the Lecture Center after the ceremony.

Location: Campus Center, Assembly Hall
Maximum of 10 guests per student.
Students: RSVP via MyUAlbany.
Contact: Gregory Roberts or P. D. Magnus at 442-4264 or 442-4250


Physics
* Combined Undergraduate & Graduate Ceremony *
Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 12:30 p.m.

Join faculty members for hospitality refreshments in the Lecture Center after the ceremony.

Location: Campus Center, Assembly Hall
Maximum of 4 guests per student.
Students: RSVP via MyUAlbany.
Contact: Leslie St. Vil at 442-4501


Psychology
Undergraduate Ceremony
Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 12:30 p.m.

Join faculty members for hospitality refreshments in the Athletics Stadium after the ceremony.

Location: Athletics Complex - SEFCU Arena
Maximum of 10 guests per student.
Students: RSVP via MyUAlbany.
Contact: Catherine Krug at 442-4827


Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Graduate Ceremony
Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

Join faculty members for hospitality refreshments in the Draper Hall Courtyard after the ceremony.

Location: Downtown Campus - Page Hall, Auditorium
Maximum of 10 guests per student.
Students: RSVP via MyUAlbany.
Contact: Sheena Kelly at 442-5249


Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Undergraduate Ceremony
Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 1:30 p.m.

Join faculty members for hospitality refreshments in the Draper Hall Courtyard before or after the ceremony.

Location: Downtown Campus - Page Hall, Auditorium
Tickets are required for all guests. Maximum of 4 guests per student.
Students: RSVP via MyUAlbany.
Contact: Zakhar Berkovich at 442-5255 or 442-3112


School of Public Health
* Combined Undergraduate & Graduate Ceremony *
Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.

Join faculty members for hospitality refreshments in the George Education Center after the ceremony.

Location: East Campus - George Education Center
Tickets are required for all guests. Maximum of 5 guests per student.
Students: RSVP via MyUAlbany and also contact the department to participate.
Visit www.albany.edu/sph/12013.php for further instructions. 
Contact: Susan Bernardi-Bain 408-2341


School of Social Welfare
Graduate Ceremony 
Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.

Join faculty members for hospitality refreshments in the Draper Hall Courtyard after the ceremony.

Location: Downtown Campus - Page Hall, Auditorium
Tickets are required for all guests. Maximum of 4 guests per student.
Students: RSVP via MyUAlbany.
Contact: Candi Griffin-Jenkins 442-3797


School of Social Welfare
Undergraduate Ceremony
Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 12:00 p.m.

Join faculty members for hospitality refreshments in the Lecture Center after the ceremony.

Location: Campus Center, Ballroom
Tickets are required for all guests. Maximum of 8 guests per student.
Students: RSVP via MyUAlbany.
Contact: Candi Griffin-Jenkins at 442-3797


Sociology
Undergraduate Ceremony
Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.

Join faculty members for hospitality refreshments in the Athletics Stadium after the ceremony.

Location: Athletic Complex - Physical Education Bldg., Gymnasium
Maximum of 10 guests per student.
Students: RSVP via MyUAlbany and also contact the department to participate.
Contact: Jaime Galusha at 442-4666


Women's Studies
Undergraduate Ceremony
Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 12:30 p.m.

Join faculty members for hospitality refreshments in the Lecture Center after the ceremony.

Location: Performing Arts Center - Studio Theatre
Maximum of 7 guests per student.
Students: RSVP via MyUAlbany.
Contact: Nancy DeCarlo at 442-4220