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    Faculty & Staff Information

Join us in honoring our graduating students and future alumni!

There are a number of opportunities for faculty and staff to take part in making Commencement both a positive and personal experience for our graduating students. As the faculty and staff who guided our students through their time at UAlbany, your presence at these events honors their achievements and is rewarding for you as well.

As a vital member of our UAlbany community, you have worked hard all year to help our students realize success, and we invite you to share in their celebration! All faculty are invited to participate in regalia in the various academic ceremonies, and staff members are encouraged to volunteer for a myriad of critical positions.

Please be aware that commencement ceremonies often require participants to stand for long periods or use stairs. Accommodations are available to allow our entire UAlbany community to participate, so please let us know if you need special arrangements. 

Faculty Participation

Please take a moment to review the schedule of ceremonies to determine what you can attend.

Then, click the Faculty Registration button below to:

  • Register to participate in one or more ceremonies
  • Reserve your rental regalia, if necessary
  • Provide details about doctoral candidate(s) you’ll be hooding, if applicable

The deadline for faculty registration was April 12, 2019. Further details will be emailed in advance of the ceremonies to all faculty who have registered online. 

Faculty always have the option to purchase custom regalia, which frees you from ordering and returning rentals every year while allowing you to honor your institution of higher education. Contact the University Bookstore at (518) 442-5690 for more information.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR FACULTY.

 

Staff & Volunteer Participation

Whether you're a member of the UAlbany family, a local community member or a Great Dane alum, volunteering is a rewarding experience for both you and our graduates. 

Please take a moment to review the schedule of ceremonies to determine when you can help. Staff should keep in mind that compensatory time is available - please click here to learn more. 

Then, click the Volunteer button below to:

  • Review the volunteer roles available at the University-wide ceremonies
  • Sign up as a volunteer to staff one or more ceremonies

Further details will be emailed in advance of the ceremonies to all volunteers who have registered online.