Family and Friends
Winter Commencement Ceremony - Sunday, December 8, 2013 in the SEFCU Arena
Parking & Shuttle Service
Parking will be available in University Parking lots designated by "Event Parking" signs. Please utilize the SEFCU Arena and Dutch Quad Gold parking lots. A
limited number of handicapped parking spaces for vehicles with the
appropriate tag will be available in the west arena lot. This is also
the drop-off location ONLY for guests with mobility issues. A University
Police Officer will be present to assist with directions. The University will provide free shuttle transportation between the SEFCU Arena and Dutch Quad Gold parking lots both before and after the ceremony. Graduates and guests should factor 20 minutes into their travel time to secure parking and arrive at the ceremony site.
A limited number of handicapped parking spaces for vehicles with the appropriate tag will be available in the west arena lot. This is also the drop-off location ONLY for guests with mobility issues. A University Police Officer will be present to assist with directions. The SEFCU Arena is equipped with accessible restrooms and seating options. A seating area in the arena will be reserved for guests along with 1 escort. It is recommended that any guest requiring transport via wheelchair bring their own.
Sign language interpreters
Sign language interpreters will be on stage throughout the ceremony. Guests or graduates should contact Carolyn Malloch by November 1 if they require coordination to sit in close proximity to the interpreter, require wheelchair access, or special seating needs.
The Disability Resource Center
Campus Center 137
Albany, New York 12222
The University at Albany will offer the services of a professional photographer at the ceremony. Students will be professionally photographed by Island Photo at the ceremony as they shake hands with the President and as they exit the stage. The photographer will mail proofs to the students’ permanent address, and families will have the option to purchase prints if they wish. For more information and access to the proofs, please contact Island Photo directly.
Flowers & Souvenirs
For your convenience, flowers and UAlbany memorabilia will be available for purchase in the lobby of the SEFCU Arena. Please note, that given the nature of the fire alarm system, balloons are NOT permitted inside the SEFCU Arena.
For more information on University Auxiliary Services available on campus the day of the ceremony please visit: www.albany.edu/uas/commencement_services.php
Tickets are REQUIRED for the December 2013 Ceremony. Each student will
be allotted a maximum of 7 tickets for family and friends, which are
reserved while the student completes their"Commencement Registration" form on MyUAlbany.
Official Commencement Programs will be distributed upon entry to the venue. August and December 2013 degree candidates who have met their degree application deadline will be listed in the program, not those who simply participate. Therefore, students who have not satisfied their graduation requirements, or those who have not had their application approved by the Office of the Registrar by the stated degree deadlines will NOT be listed in the program.
The Office of the Registrar will be happy to mail a Commencement Program upon request to those who are listed but who are unable to attend the Ceremony. Send your request to:
Office of the Registrar
Campus Center B-25
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
Attn: Commencement Program
The University at Albany requests the cooperation of all participants and visitors in complying with the policy prohibiting alcoholic beverages at Commencement related events. No one with alcoholic beverages will be allowed to enter, or participate, in the ceremony.
Driving and Mass transit directions are available through the University's website along with interactive maps.
Questions may be directed to: Commencement@albany.edu