Am I Eligible to Participate?
Eligibility for 2017 Commencement Weekend
The following students are eligible to participate in the 2017 Commencement Weekend ceremonies. Your submission of a degree application, on MyUAlbany, will initiate future correspondence.
**All official communications will be sent to your albany.edu e-mail address.**
MASTER'S DEGREE CANDIDATES
March 17 GRADUATE degree application deadline.
Submit via MyUAlbany.
All candidates who have submitted a degree application, online through MyUAlbany, for Spring 2017. The academic records of graduate students who have applied for graduation will be reviewed by the Office of Graduate Education. Master’s and Certificate Candidates, please check with your program department to ensure that you will satisfy all requirements.
DOCTORAL DEGREE CANDIDATES
Dissertations are due by May 1, 2017 (preferably earlier).
The University requires that ALL Requirements for the degree, including submission of the approved dissertation, and completion of any internship must be finalized before participating in commencement exercises.
BACHELOR'S DEGREE CANDIDATES
February 17 UNDERGRADUATE degree application deadline.
Submit via MyUAlbany.
All candidates who have submitted a degree application, online through MyUAlbany, for Spring 2017. The academic records of undergraduate students who have applied for graduation will be reviewed by the Office of the Registrar. You will receive a confirmation email - those candidates whose cumulative records and current courses do not meet all of the degree requirements will be notified via e-mail by the Registrar.
Deficiencies must be corrected by March 31, 2017.
AFTER the degree application deadline, applications must be processed directly with the Office of the Registrar. The required 'degree application' form is available on their website.
SUMMER or FALL DEGREE CANDIDATES
Candidates will be invited to participate in their official Commencement Weekend which will take place after they complete their degree requirements. Further official invitation and instructions will be sent to your albany.edu e-mail address.
Candidates who wish to participate in Commencement Weekend BEFORE they complete degree requirements:
Master's and Graduate Certificates' or Bachelors'
Candidates who have no more than two classes remaining to complete their degree requirements, and wish to petition to participate (walk) early, can email firstname.lastname@example.org requesting an exemption to participate in Commencement Weekend prior to completing their degree requirements. You will receive an email with detailed instructions.
Due to degree requirements and dissertation deadlines, exemptions cannot be granted for doctoral candidates.
All degree candidates must file a degree application by the stated deadlines. The University cannot guarantee that your name will be listed in the program if you fail to meet the deadlines as stated. Official Commencement Programs will be distributed upon entry at the two university-wide ceremony venues. Only eligible degree candidates who have met their degree application deadline will be listed in the program, not those who simply participate in the ceremonies.
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 to those who are listed but who are unable to attend the Ceremony. Email the Registrar's Office or send your request to:
Office of the Registrar
Campus Center B-25
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
Attn: Commencement Program
Degrees are awarded after final clearance, pending the satisfactory completion of the final term of study and/or fulfillment of all academic requirements. Candidates who fulfill all requirements for the degree can expect to receive their diplomas, through the mail, 6 to 8 weeks following the end of the term. Undergraduate candidates who have failed to complete all academic requirements, or who have other matters requiring resolution will be notified by the Registrar. Graduate candidates who have failed to complete all academic requirements, or who have other matters requiring resolution will be notified by the Office of Graduate Education. Students who have any unresolved grades (i.e.: incomplete) will not be cleared for the degree. If you have a concern about your degree clearance, please contact your academic advisor, the Office of Graduate Education, or the the Office of the Registrar