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    Video & Photo



UAlbany partners with Island Photography to professionally photograph our graduates at every ceremony throughout Commencement Weekend. The company will email and/or mail proofs to the students’ address(es) on file. Students and families then have the option to purchase photographs if they wish.

Students may choose for an optional formal portrait photo-session with Island Photography.


Every ceremony throughout Commencement Weekend will be live streamed. The following options exist for you to view and/or share these videos:

  • Live stream - links will be posted just prior to Commencement Weekend.
  • Video archives - University-wide ceremony recordings will be posted in the weeks following Commencement Weekend.
Notice of Photographic & Media Recording:

When you attend any Commencement ceremony, you enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur. By entering the event premises, you consent to such media recording and its release, publication, exhibition or reproduction to be used for UAlbany promotional purposes. Read our full photo release here

Watch a 2019 Ceremony Video

To view a 2019 ceremony video, choose your link below 

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

6:00 pm University-wide Doctoral Hooding Ceremony at the SEFCU Arena

Thursday, May 16, 2019

5:30 pm University-wide Master's and Graduate Certificate Ceremony at the SEFCU Arena

Sunday, May 19, 2019

10:00 am University-wide Undergraduate Ceremony on the Entry Plaza Lawn