Faculty Participation

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.  Further details will be sent via email, in the week prior to the ceremony, to faculty who have signed-up using the online registration form.

Graduate Ceremony
Friday, May 19, 2017

All faculty assemble in the Physical Education Building, 2nd Floor at 4:00 p.m.
This indoor ceremony begins promptly at 5:00 p.m. and lasts approximately 2 hrs 30 min.

Undergraduate Ceremony
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Entry Plaza Lawn

All faculty assemble in University Hall Atrium at 10:00 a.m.
This outdoor ceremony begins promptly at 11:00 a.m. and lasts approximately 1 hr 20 min.

Online Faculty Registration

Please be sure to log-in with your UAlbany Alumni Online Community information which will pre-populate the form and greatly speed up your registration process. If you have not yet registered, please click here to activate your profile on the UAlbany Alumni Online Community.
A note to Hooding Faculty: If you are hooding a doctoral candidate(s), be sure to include the doctoral candidate(s) information in your registration so that the Office of Graduate Studies can coordinate your participation.

Faculty Registration Deadline is April 14, 2017

Regalia Rentals

Faculty regalia rentals are also available through the online registration form linked below. Although the University will cover the cost of rented regalia, please assist us in maintaining costs by renting only the regalia pieces that you currently do not own and by returning rental regalia no later than May 24, 2017.
All regalia rental orders will be confirmed via a separate confirmation email from the University Bookstore and you will be notified of the time-frame of delivery to your campus office address.
Regalia rentals will NOT be available for pick-up at the ceremony.
  • April 14: Registration Deadline and the FINAL DAY for faculty regalia rental requests - includes custom hood (colors of your alma mater) Delivery of faculty regalia will be May 10th - 12th to your campus office by the University Bookstore staff.
  • By May 24 (preferably earlier): All rental regalia must be returned to the University Bookstore during normal hours. The University Bookstore will be open:
      Friday, May 19th from 9 am till 5 pm
      Saturday, May 20th from 8 am till 5 pm
      Sunday, May 21th from 9 am till 4 pm


Faculty sign-up form

Regalia Purchase

Faculty also have the option to purchase custom tailored regalia. Owning your own regalia frees you from ordering and returning rentals each time. If you are interested in purchasing your own regalia please contact the University Bookstore at (518) 442-5690 for more information.

Questions? Please email commencement@albany.edu