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 linked below.

December Commencement Ceremony
Sunday, December 6, 2015
All faculty assemble in the Physical Education Building, 2nd Floor at 12:00 p.m.
This indoor ceremony begins promptly at 1:00 p.m. and lasts approximately 2 hrs 15 min.

Online Faculty Registration 

If you log-in with your UAlbany Alumni Online Community information it will pre-populate the form and greatly speed up your registration process.  All UAlbany faculty & staff are eligible to be a registered user of the Alumni Online Community - if you have not yet registered for the Online Community, 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 November 9, 2015

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 December 9, 2015.
All regalia rental orders will be confirmed via a separate confirmation email from the University Bookstore. All faculty regalia rentals will be distributed and picked-up at the ceremony. 
  • November 9: Registration Deadline and the FINAL DAY for faculty regalia rental requests - includes custom hood (colors of your alma mater) - All faculty regalia WILL be distributed and picked-up at the ceremony.
  • By December 9 (preferably earlier): All rental regalia must be returned to the University Bookstore.

Faculty sign-up form


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