All faculty are encouraged to support their students through participation in commencement exercises. Your presence exhibits UAlbany pride and is important to your students and their families on this momentous occasion.


Graduate Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, May 17, 2014 @ 9:00 a.m.


All faculty assemble in the Hall of Fame Room in the SEFCU Arena at 8:00 a.m.

Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony
Sunday, May 18, 2014 @ 10:00 a.m.

Entry Plaza Lawn

All faculty assemble in the University Hall Atrium at 9:00 a.m.



Faculty may participate in one of the following ways:

  1. "Marching" (Non-Hooding) Faculty
    Marching faculty will take part in the processional and be seated on stage. 
  2. Hooding Faculty (at the Graduate Ceremony)
    *Please register by April 14*  If you are hooding a doctoral candidate(s) at the Graduate Ceremony your registration, including the doctoral candidate(s) information, will assist the Office of Graduate Studies to coordinate your planned participation.


Faculty Sign-Up

By registering online you can notify the Office of Graduate Studies (for hooding faculty), reserve your seat & rent your regalia all at the same time.  Assembly time, location, and further details will be sent via email, in the week prior to the ceremony to faculty who have signed-up using the registration link above.

Sign up for rented regalia using the registration link above. The University will cover the cost of regalia rental for faculty who do not own their own regalia.  Representatives from the Bookstore will be in contact with you regarding delivery dates/times. Regalia  will NOT be available for pick-up onsite, the day of the ceremony.

Registration & Regalia Rental Deadlines:
April 14: If you wish to reserve a specific hood from your alma mater with your faculty regalia rental, and have the option for bookstore staff deliver your regalia to your office.
All orders placed AFTER April 14 will be supplied with a UAlbany hood, and must be picked up in the bookstore.
April 28: Registration Deadline and the last day faculty rental requests will be accepted.
As in years past regalia will NOT be available for pick-up on site the day of the ceremony.
By May 21: All rental regalia must be returned to the University Bookstore.


Regalia Purchase
* You may also purchase custom tailored regalia. Owning your own regalia frees you from ordering and returning countless rentals. If you are interested in purchasing your own regalia contact the University Bookstore for more information.