Undergraduate degree applications due. Submit via MyUAlbany.
Cap and Gown sales begin at the University Bookstore. Diploma covers, class rings, announcements and other related items will be available.
Graduate degree applications due. Submit via MyUAlbany.
Last day for Ph.D. candidates to purchase custom regalia through the University Bookstore.
Doctoral candidates must notify Joanne Baronner
, in the Office of Graduate Studies, of plans to attend Commencement.
Last day to rent Ph.D. regalia through the University Bookstore.
University-Wide Graduate Ceremony @ 9:00 a.m. in the SEFCU Arena.
University-Wide Undergraduate Ceremony @ 10:00 a.m. outside on the Entry Plaza lawn at the top of Collins Circle.
To Prepare For Graduation...
- Verify Your Eligibility to Graduate
- Submit Your Degree Application!
Select the "Apply to Graduation" link on MYUALBANY to submit your degree application for May 2013.
Degree applications must be submitted by the deadlines herein 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 May need apply. Deadline(s) for submission:
Undergraduate: February 15
Graduate: March 29
- Complete Your Commencement Registration Form
The "Commencement Registration" link is found 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. This process requires you to confirm post-graduation contact data to ensure that your diploma is mailed to your most current address.
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All official communication will be distributed electronically to your UAlbany e-mail.
- Share Information With Family
Sign your family up to receive updates via e-mail as you complete your Commencement Registration.
- Clear Any Financial Holds
All financial obligations must be satisfied to issue a diploma.
Tickets are NOT REQUIRED for the University-Wide Ceremonies. Please consult your academic department for guest policies concerning individual recognition ceremonies.
- Purchase Your Cap & Gown & Other Related Items
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.
To order the following items, please utlize the vendor links provided. If you have questions, you may contact the University Bookstore at: 442-5690
Class Rings: www.herffjones.com or www.balfour.com
Diploma Frames: www.framingsuccess.com
- 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. Questions about selection, please review the Flag Policy.
- Honors Medallions
Students graduating with honors will receive a letter 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 universal honors medallion available for purchase. A student's distinct honors status will be denoted in the official program. December honors degree candidates are computed using the cumulative grade-point average as of TBD, 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. Official honors status will be recalculated when May 2013 grades are recorded and will appear on the diploma.
- 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.
For more information, please contact The Torch
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 Monday, April 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
- Take Part In Your Alumni Association
Stay Connected! We take great pride in each of our graduates and want to ensure your further success. For further details: http://www.albany.edu/alumni/index.php
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