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 11, 2016
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

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 November 14, 2016

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 14, 2016.
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 14: 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 14 (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