2019 Commencement Schedule

2019 Commencement Schedule

NOTE: ALL INFORMATION BELOW IS OUTDATED!  Further details for the upcoming Commencement will be updated in January 2020.

All ceremonies will take place on the University at Albany’s uptown campus as listed below. Undergraduates from the College of Arts and Sciences should click on the links below to determine their recognition ceremony.

Tickets are required for every ceremony except the University-wide Doctoral Hooding and outdoor Undergraduate ceremonies. Ticket information is posted in our Student and Family & Friend pages.

The Doctoral Hooding Ceremony is expected to last around 1.5 hours and the Master's Ceremony is likely to last around 2 - 2.5 hours. The Undergraduate Ceremonies are expected to last around 1.5 - 2 hours (depending upon the number of graduates participating).  As a sign of respect to our graduates and guests, your attendance is expected throughout the entire ceremony. 

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

6:00 pm University-wide Doctoral Hooding Ceremony (SEFCU Arena)

Thursday, May 16, 2019

5:30 pm  University-wide Master’s and Graduate Certificate Ceremony (SEFCU Arena)

Friday, May 17, 2019 
Undergraduate Recognition Ceremonies as follows:

9:00 am School of Criminal Justice (SEFCU Arena)
1:00 pm College of Arts & Sciences #1 (SEFCU Arena)
5:00 pm College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security & Cybersecurity (SEFCU Arena)

Saturday, May 18, 2019
Undergraduate Recognition Ceremonies as follows:

9:00 am College of Arts & Sciences #2 (SEFCU Arena)
9:30 am School of Public Health (Campus Center Ballroom)
1:00 pm College of Arts & Sciences #3 (SEFCU Arena)
1:30 pm School of Social Welfare (Campus Center Ballroom)
5:00 pm School of Business (SEFCU Arena)
5:30 pm College of Engineering & Applied Sciences (Campus Center Ballroom)

Commencement Torch Reception - view further details and Register Online

7:30 pm Fountain/Lecture Center Concourse

Sunday, May 19, 2019

10:00 am University-wide Undergraduate Ceremony (Entry Plaza Lawn)

Undergraduate Recognition Ceremonies as follows:

1:00 pm Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy (SEFCU Arena)
1:00 pm School of Education (Campus Center Ballroom)
5:00 pm College of Arts & Sciences #4 (SEFCU Arena)


Future Commencement dates:
May 12 - 16, 2021
May 11 - 15, 2022
May 10 - 14, 2023 (Happy Mother's Day!)
May   8 - 12, 2024 (Happy Mother's Day!)