Undergraduate Events

EVENTS FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

The following is a schedule of events for commencement weekend for Bachelor's degree candidates only unless otherwise noted. For further information about your Individual Recognition Ceremony, please refer to the contact number listed for that particular event.

University-Wide Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.
Location: The Entry Plaza Lawn, at the top of Collin's Circle
Tickets are NOT required for this event.


This formal degree conferral ceremony will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. and will last approximately 1 hours 15 minutes.  Student should arrive for assembly at 9:00 a.m. to tents located in Collins Circle.  Guests should plan to arrive no later than 9:30 a.m.  As the ceremony will be held outdoors, rain or shine, be sure to monitor the weather and please dress appropriately.  Students will not cross the stage, but will be recognized in groups by their College or School.

This university-wide undergraduate degree conferral ceremony will be available online via web-streaming video.  Please check back for an updated hyperlink to watch the video on May 18, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. EST.

 

Individual Recognition Ceremonies

Many of the events that follow the undergraduate ceremony will be held at locations within a short walk of the Entry Plaza.  University shuttles will be available at the Entry Plaza, for those who need rides back to their vehicles.

Students: Your academic department may require additional paperwork from you to participate in the following ceremonies.  Some of these events may also require physical tickets for your guests.  Please monitor all correspondence from your department regarding commencement.  Please contact your department for further detail.

Below are the dates and times for Individual Recognition Ceremonies in alphabetical order:

Africana Studies
Saturday, May 17 at 5:30 pm
* Combined Undergraduate & Graduate Ceremony *

Location: Performing Arts Center, Main Theatre
A reception will follow the ceremony
Maximum # of guests: 7 per student
Contact: Oscar Williams or Brenda Lewis at 442-4730

Anthropology
Friday, May 16 at 5:00 pm

Location: Page Hall Auditorium - Downtown Campus
A reception will follow the ceremony
Maximum # of guests: 6 per student
Students must RSVP with department to participate

Contact: Marylou Schiro at 442-4700

Art, Music, Theatre and Classics
Saturday, May 17 at 3:00 pm

Location: Performing Arts Center Main Theatre
A reception will follow the ceremony
Contact: Art Dept. 442-4020;
Classics Dept. 442-4020;
Music Dept. 442-4187;
Theatre Dept. 442-4200

Atmospheric & Environmental Sciences
Saturday. May 17 at 1:00 pm
Location: Lecture Center 18
A reception will follow the ceremony
Maximum # of guests: 5 per student
Departmental application required to participate
Contact: Christopher Thorncroft at 442-4556

Biology
Saturday, May 17 at 2:30 pm

Location: Campus Center Ballroom
Maximum # of guests: 4 per student
Tickets are required for all guests
Departmental application required to participate
Contact: Caren Stark at 442-4300 or 442-4337

School of Business
Sunday, May 18 at 12:30 pm

Location: SEFCU Arena
A reception will follow the ceremony
Contact: Sally Mills at 956-8322

Chemistry
Sunday, May 18 at 12:00 pm

Location: Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall
A reception will follow the ceremony
Contact: Chemistry Department at 442-4400

Communication
Saturday, May 17 at 8:00 pm
* Combined Undergraduate & Graduate Ceremony *

Location: SEFCU Arena
Contact: Monica Bartoszek at 442-4871

College of Computing and Information
(Information Studies, Informatics & Computer Science)
Saturday, May 17 at 2:30pm
* Combined Graduate & Undergraduate Ceremony *

Location: Page Hall Auditorium - Downtown Campus
A reception will follow the ceremony
Contact: Nan Carroll or Angela St. John at 956-8240 or cciadmin@albany.edu
If not registered on MyUAlbany - please RSVP to cciadmin@albany.edu

School of Criminal Justice
Sunday, May 18 at 12:30 pm

Location Performing Arts Center, Main Theatre
Maximum # of guests: 6 per student
Students must RSVP through the School of Criminal Justice's website.

Contact: Diana Mancini or Michele Fox at 442-5210
For more information visit: http://www.albany.edu/scj/22764.php

East Asian Studies
Saturday, May 17 at 12:00 pm
Location: Performing Arts Center, Studio Theatre
A reception will follow the ceremony
Contact: Gregory Roberts at 442-4117

Economics
Saturday, May 17 at 12:00 pm
Location: Campus Center Ballroom
A reception will follow the ceremony
Maximum # of guests: 4 per student
Contact: Linda Gallagher at 442-4733

English / Journalism
Saturday, May 17 at 5:30 pm

Location: SEFCU Arena
Contact: Liz Lauenstein at 442-4059
For more information visit: http://www.albany.edu/english/commencement.php

Geography and Planning
(including Globalization Studies)
Saturday, May 17 at 1:00 pm
* Combined Undergraduate & Graduate Ceremony *
Location: Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall
A reception will follow the ceremony
Maximum # of guests: 5 per undergraduate student
Students must RSVP with department to participate

Contact: Marlene Z. Williams or Lisa Baker at 442-4636

History
(including Judaic Studies & Documentary Studies)
Saturday, May 17 at 5:30 pm
Location: Campus Center Ballroom
* Reception at 4:30 pm before ceremony in Fireside Lounge
Maximum # of guests: 5 per student

Students must RSVP with department to participate
Contact: History Department at 442-5300

Languages, Literatures & Cultures
Saturday, May 17 at 3:30 pm
* Combined Undergraduate & Graduate Ceremony *

Location: Performing Art Center, Recital Hall
A reception will follow the ceremony
Maximum # of guests: 7 per student
Students must RSVP with department to participate

Contact: Janna Harton or Joane MacMillan at 442-4100

Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Saturday, May 17 at 1:00 pm
* Combined Undergraduate & Graduate Ceremony *
Location: Art Museum
A reception will follow the ceremony
Contact: Librada Pimentel or Max Lifchitz at 442-4890 or 442-4864

Mathematics
Saturday, May 17 at 12:30 pm

Location: Performing Arts Center, Main Theatre
A reception will follow the ceremony
Maximum # of guests: 8 per student
Tickets are required for all guests
Students must RSVP with department to participate

Contact: Joan Mainwaring, 442-4600

Philosophy
Sunday, May 18 at 1:00 pm

Location: Campus Center 375
Contact: Gregory Roberts or P. D. Magnus at 442-4264 or 442-4250

Physics
Sunday, May 18 at 12:30 pm
* Combined Undergraduate & Graduate Ceremony *

Location: Campus Center, Assembly Hall
Maximum # of guests: 7 per student
Contact: Leslie St. Vil at 442-4501

Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy
(Political Science and Public Administration & Policy)
Sunday, May 18 at 1:30 pm
Location: Page Hall Auditorium - Downtown Campus
* Reception at 12:30 pm before ceremony
Maximum # of guests: 4 per student
Tickets are required for all guests and may be picked up at HU B16 the week of April 14, 2014
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Contact: Zakhar Berkovich at 442-5255 or 442-3112

Psychology
Saturday, May 17 at 3:00 pm

Location: SEFCU Arena
Contact: Catherine Krug at 442-4827

School of Public Health
Saturday, May 17 at 2:00 pm
* Combined Undergraduate & Graduate Ceremony *

Location: George Education Center/School of Public Health Building –East Campus
Maximum # of guests: 5 per student
Tickets are required for all guests and may be picked up from the department.
Students must RSVP with department to participate

Contact: Caitlin Reid at 402-0727
For more information visit: http://www.albany.edu/sph/12013.php

School of Social Welfare
Sunday, May 18 at 12:30 pm
Location: Campus Center, Ballroom
Maximum # of guests: 8 per student
Contact: Candi Griffin-Jenkins at 442-3797

Sociology
Saturday, May 17 at 12:30 pm

Location: SEFCU Arena
A reception will follow the ceremony
Contact: Stacey Zyskowski at 442-4666

Women's Studies
Sunday, May 18 at 1:00 pm
Location: Performing Arts Center, Studio Theatre
A reception will follow the ceremony
Contact: Nancy DeCarlo at 442-4220