UNDERGRADUATE degree application deadline. Submit via MyUAlbany.
Commencement Registration link on MyUAlbany now available.
GRADUATE degree application deadline. Submit via MyUAlbany
October 16 & 17
Grad Fest at the University Bookstore. Diploma frames, class rings, announcements and other related items will be available. TICKETS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED.
Regalia for Bachelor & Master and doctoral degree candidates for sale through the University Bookstore.
Last day for Ph.D. candidates to purchase custom regalia through the University Bookstore.
Last day to rent Ph.D. regalia through the University Bookstore.
Last day for Ph.D. candidates to notify Jonathan Bartow
, in the Office of Graduate Studies, of plans to attend Commencement.
1:00 p.m. Winter Commencement
at the SEFCU Arena
Doors will open at noon. Ticket will call opens at 11:30 a.m.
All rental regalia must be returned to the University Bookstore.
To Prepare For Graduation...
1. Verify Your Eligibility to Graduate
2. Submit Your Degree Application!
Select the "Apply to Graduation" link on MyUAlbany to submit your degree application for December 2013. Degree applications must be submitted by the deadlines listed below to ensure that your status will be cleared to participate and that your name will appear in the official program. Only students who have completed ALL of their degree requirements and therefore are Officially Graduating in December need apply.
Deadline for submission:
October 4 UNDERGRADUATE degree application deadline.
October 18 GRADUATE degree application deadline.
3. Complete Your Commencement Registration Form
Once your degree application is submitted, the "Commencement Registration" link will become available for you on MyUAlbany. Simply select the Academic tab on the top of the homepage; then search the left side of the page for the “Graduation” sub-section. Here you will find the following links: Apply for Graduation, Check My Diploma Status, and the Commencement Registration Form. ALL DEGREE CANDIDATES MUST COMPLETE THIS FORM, regardless of intent to participate in commencement related events, to confirm post-graduation contact information to ensure that your diploma is mailed to your most current address.
4. Stay Connected With Us
Follow us on both Facebook and Twitter.
All official communication will be distributed electronically to your UAlbany e-mail.
5. Share Information With Family
Sign your family up to receive updates via e-mail as you complete your Commencement Registration.
6. Clear Any Financial Holds
All financial obligations must be satisfied to issue a diploma.
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 you complete your "Commencement Registration" form. Degree candidates do not need a physical ticket to attend, just their guests.
Guest tickets not yet picked up will be held under the student's name at the will call booth for family or friends to pick up (using the student's name) at the Will Call booth, beginning at 11:30 am the day of the ceremony.
8. Purchase Your Cap & Gown and Other Related Items
Or guest tickets could be picked up at the Alumni House on Thursday, December 5th from 9 am - 4 pm. The Alumni House is located on the Uptown Campus on Perimeter Road across the street from the Dutch Quad Gold Student Parking Lot.
If you cannot make these times, students may email email@example.com to request that your tickets be held at the Will Call booth (located in the PE Building), available for pick up the morning of the ceremony beginning at 11:30 a.m.
**Tickets that are not picked up will be redistributed as "extra" tickets to those in need. If you plan on attending, please pick up your guests' tickets during these stated times.
Regalia for Bachelor & Master and doctoral degree candidates are now for sale through the University Bookstore.
Proper academic regalia is required to participate in the Commencement ceremony. The University Bookstore will sell souvenir bachelor’s and master’s regalia and will have high quality, custom Ph.D. regalia available for purchase or rental. Please contact the University Bookstore for further detail.
Other related items can be ordered using the links below. If you have questions, you may contact the University Bookstore at: (518) 442-5690
Class Rings: www.herffjones.com or www.balfour.com
Diploma Frames: Church Hill Classics or Framing Success
9. Flag Bearer Selection Policy
If you are interested in commemorating your academic achievements at graduation by carrying a flag, contact the Office of International Student and Scholar Services via e-mail. Please include your full name, student ID, degree to be earned, department/school or college issuing the degree, and your phone number. If you are an international student, and wish to carry your country's flag, please include the name of your home country. Only flags of countries represented in the graduating class will be part of the processional. If you have questions about selection, please review the Flag Bearer Selection Policy.
10. Honors Medallions
Students anticipated to graduate with honors will receive a letter a few weeks prior to graduation from the Dean of Undergraduate Education notifying them of their honor status. Students may opt to present this letter to the University Bookstore to purchase an honor's medallion to wear as part of their academic costume. There is one style of universal honors medallion available for purchase. A student's distinct honors status will be denoted in the commencement program. December honors degree candidates are computed using the cumulative grade-point average as of mid-November, and a projection that the student will have earned 56 or more credits at UAlbany, of which a minimum of 40 credits are A-E graded. The official recorded honors status will be recalculated when December 2013 grades are recorded and will appear on the graduate's diploma.
11. Legacy Students
A student or alum who has a parent or grandparent who is a UAlbany alum. The Legacy Program recognizes families for their continued generational support and helps legacies stay connected through special programs and events. If you are a Legacy, e-mail Loida Vera Cruz with the following information: your name, degree (if applicable), mailing address, phone number and e-mail address. Also include the same information for your family members who also attended UAlbany.
12. Yearbook Photos
For more information, please contact The Torch.
13. Donate to the Senior Gift.
Leave a lasting legacy by supporting the 2013 Class Gift through the UAlbany Fund. The focus of the 2013 Class Gift is UAlbany Unite, a fun and interactive fundraising contest for our student groups. Check out the project at www.albany.edu/unite. Support this effort by making a donation to the UAlbany Unite project, or by making a gift to your school, college, department, athletic team, or countless other areas of the university. All gifts made by the senior class and their parents count toward the 2013 Class Gift! The names of all seniors who have contributed, or whose parents have made a donation to the 2013 Class Gift in honor of their graduation, will be listed in a special section of the 2013 Commencement Program. All donors to the 2013 Class Gift will also be entered into a raffle to win VIP Reserved seating for their family at the Commencement ceremony. Please make your donation by Friday, 15th to ensure listing the Commencement Program and to be entered into the VIP Reserved seating raffle. You can donate quickly and securely at our online giving page www.albany.edu/unitegift.
14. Take Part In Your Alumni Association
Stay Connected. Make UAlbany Stronger! We take great pride in each of our graduates and want to ensure your further success. For further details on the Alumni Association: www.albany.edu/alumni/index.php.