Commencement is Friday, May 4, in St Mary's Pentagon, Fort Schuyler

Commencement will be in the pentagon, rain or shine. If there is a serious storm, the ceremony will be moved to Riesenberg Gym.

The ceremony will be streamed live. Watch it below.

Ticket information

Graduates are entitled to bring five tickets for guests to sit in the pentagon during the ceremony. Pick up your invitation and tickets from Pat Norman in the Office of Student Affairs in Baylis Hall.

Tickets will be available Monday, April 16.

You may bring additional guests, but they must bring their own seats, and, if necessary, umbrellas and rain gear. If the ceremony is moved indoors, additional guests will watch the ceremony on monitors in the Maritime Academic Center.

Wheelchair Access

If one of your guests requires wheelchair access, contact Pat Norman

Caps and Gowns

The deadline to order your cap and gown is Monday, April 9.  

License students must wear their service dress blues.

Commencement Schedule

  • 10 a.m.: Graduates will line up in the appropriate attire along the fort's east curb on the south side of the Sallyport. If the ceremony is moved indoors, formation will be in the gym. 

  • 11 a.m.: Commencement Ceremony

Graduates should pick up their degrees and licenses, if applicable, in Fort Schuyler rooms B4 and B5.

If you choose not to participate in the commencement ceremony, you may arrange to pick up your degree and license on any normal business day. Otherwise, all degrees and licenses will be mailed the week after commencement.

Congratulations to all our graduates!

Watch Spring Commencement Live

photos from the winter 2018 Ceremony:

January 2018 Graduation

Click here to view photos from the Winter 2018 ceremony.