SCHEDULE

All ceremonies will take place on the University at Albany’s Uptown and Downtown campuses. All academic ceremonies will be available to watch online. Guest seating is available on a first come, first served basis and, unless noted, guest tickets are not required.

Ceremonies range from 1-2 hours in length and doors will open approximately one hour prior to start times. As a sign of respect, your attendance is expected throughout the entire ceremony.

University-Wide Degree Conferral Ceremonies and Events
(in chronological order)

Master’s and Graduate Certificate Ceremony
Graduates will be recognized individually as they cross the stage.
Friday, May 18, 2018
5:00 p.m. SEFCU Arena
4 guest tickets per graduate

Commencement Torch Reception
Saturday, May 19, 2018
7:30 p.m. Lecture Center Concourse overlooking the Fountain
Open to all graduating students and their guests.  Tickets are required.

Undergraduate Ceremony
Undergraduates will be recognized in groups by college.
Sunday, May 20, 2018
10:00 a.m. Entry Plaza Lawn

Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
Graduates will be recognized individually as they cross the stage.
Sunday, May 20, 2018
2:30 p.m. Page Hall Auditorium
4 guest tickets per graduate

 

Undergraduate School/College Recognition Ceremonies
(in alpha order)

At the undergraduate recognition ceremonies, undergraduates will be recognized individually as they cross the stage.

College of Arts & Sciences (CAS)
*see below for CAS ceremonies listed separately

School of Business
Saturday, May 19, 2018
1:00 p.m. SEFCU Arena
For questions: Sally Mills at (518) 956-8322

School of Criminal Justice
Saturday, May 19, 2018
1:00 p.m. Page Hall Auditorium
4 guest tickets per graduate
For questions: Diana Mancini or Michele Fox at (518) 442-5210

School of Education
Saturday, May 19, 2018
2:00 p.m. Campus Center Ballroom
For questions: Beth Skrobela at (518) 442-4991

College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security & Cybersecurity
Friday, May 18, 2018
9:00 a.m. Page Hall Auditorium
4 guest tickets per graduate
For questions: Donovan Howard at (518) 442-5294

College of Engineering & Applied Sciences
Saturday, May 19, 2018
4:30 p.m. Page Hall Auditorium
4 guest tickets per graduate
For questions: Angela St. John at (518) 956-8240 or ceasinfo@albany.edu

Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Saturday, May 19, 2018
9:30 a.m. Page Hall Auditorium
4 guest tickets per graduate
For questions: Zakhar Berkovich at (518) 442-3112 or (518) 442-3114

School of Public Health
Friday, May 18, 2018
9:00 a.m. in Campus Center Ballroom
For questions: Susan Bernardi-Bain at sbernardibain@albany.edu

School of Social Welfare
Friday, May 18, 2018
12:30 p.m. in Page Hall Auditorium
For questions: Meghan Baxter at (518) 442-3797 or mrbaxter@albany.edu

 

CAS Undergraduate Ceremonies
(includes listing of majors)

At the undergraduate recognition ceremonies, undergraduates will be recognized individually as they cross the stage.

CAS #1 - Communication
Friday, May 18, 2018
9:00 a.m. SEFCU Arena
For questions: view CAS ceremony contact info
• Communication
• Journalism

CAS #2 - English
Friday, May 18, 2018
12:30 p.m. Campus Center Ballroom
6 guest tickets per graduate
For questions: view CAS ceremony contact info
• English

CAS #3 - Anthropology & Economics
Friday, May 18, 2018
1:00 p.m. SEFCU Arena
For questions: view CAS ceremony contact info
• Anthropology
• Economics
• Human Biology
• Linguistics

CAS #4 - Science & Math
Saturday, May 19, 2018
9:00 a.m. SEFCU Arena
For questions: view CAS ceremony contact info
• Atmospheric Science
• Actuarial and Mathematical Science
• Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Environmental Science
• Mathematics
• Physics

CAS #5 - Social Sciences & Area Studies
Saturday, May 19, 2018
10:30 a.m. Campus Center Ballroom
For questions: view CAS ceremony contact info
• Africana Studies
• Geography
• Globalization Studies
• Latin American Studies
• Urban Studies and Planning
• Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies

CAS #6 - Psychology & Sociology
Saturday, May 19, 2018
5:00 p.m. SEFCU Arena
For questions: view CAS ceremony contact info
• Psychology
• Sociology

CAS #7 - Arts & Humanities
Saturday, May 19, 2018
5:30 p.m. Campus Center Ballroom
4 guest tickets per graduate
For questions: view CAS ceremony contact info

• Art
• Art History
• Chinese Studies
• Documentary Studies
• East Asian Studies
• History
• Interdisciplinary Studies
• Japanese Studies
• Liberal Studies
• Music
• Philosophy
• Religious Studies
• Spanish
• Theatre