May 2015 Schedule of Events

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 at Siena College, Loudonville, NY
Contact: Mary Gustin at 783-2300 or email

LGBTQ - Lavender Graduation
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.
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Graduate Ceremony
Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.

University-wide ceremony for all master's, certificate & doctoral candidates.
Graduate students check in to assembly area by 8:00 a.m.
This university-wide ceremony is held inside the SEFCU Arena and lasts approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Commencement Mass
Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

  Combined University-wide mass for all undergraduate & graduates.
Location: Campus Center, Assembly Hall


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

Location: Academic Podium
This moving ceremony invites guests to witness the transition from student to alumni and a passing of the torch of knowledge as seniors are symbolically welcomed into the Alumni Association.

Undergraduate Ceremony
Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

University-wide ceremony to formally confer all bachelor's degrees.
Undergraduate students check in to assembly area tents by 9:00 a.m.
Location: The Entry Plaza Lawn at the top of Collins Circle
Tickets are not required for guests.
Duration is approximately 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.