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University-Wide December Commencement Ceremony
For all bachelor's, master's, certificate & doctoral candidates.

Sunday, December 7, 2014 @ 1:00 P.M.

The ceremony is held inside the SEFCU Arena, and lasts approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes.

* Guest tickets ARE required for this ceremony.*

Graduates - be sure to check your official email and this website for updates on ticket distribution and other commencement related information.

Important STEPS:
  • STEP 1: SUBMIT your degree application with the Registrar's Office on MyUAlbany.
    • Undergraduate degree application deadline: October 3rd
    • Graduate degree application deadline: October 17th
  • STEP 2: COMPLETE your commencement registration on MyUAlbany beginning October 3rd.
  • STEP 3: NOTIFY family & guests - ceremony is on Sunday, December 7 at 1:00 p.m.
  • STEP 3: PICK UP your guest tickets.
  • STEP 4: GET your regalia (and class ring, etc.) from the bookstore.

University Bookstore important info:
  • Doctoral candidates: custom made PhD regalia can be purchased through October 21st.

  • Doctoral candidates: PhD regalia can be rented through November 7th.

  • Master's and Bachelor's regalia will be available to purchase starting on October 27th.

  • Diploma frames, class rings, announcements and other commencement related items will be available from the University Bookstore beginning October 29th.

For information on University Auxiliary Services available on campus the day of the ceremony please visit:

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