University at Albany commencement ceremonies will take place from May 15 to May 20, 2019.  Commencement is a celebratory weekend where we recognize our graduating students' academic achievements and create a signature experience for University at Albany graduates and their family members.

    All degree candidates must submit an online degree application.  The deadline for graduate students to submit the degree application is Friday, March 15, 2019. 

    Bachelor's, master's and graduate certificate students who will have no more than two classes (8 credits) remaining to complete the degree requirements after spring 2019 may petition the University Events Office to walk early. A limited number of appeals will be approved based on available space. Students must submit a petition to walk early online at deadline to submit a petition is Thursday, April 9, 2019.

    Graduating students who have applied for a degree will receive all official communications at their email address from the University Events Office, including how to register to attend your ceremony and secure guest tickets.

    The schedule of events and all details regarding Commencement for Graduate and Undergraduate Students, Family & Friends, Faculty & Staff can be found on the University's Commencement page.  

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