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

Watch Spring Commencement again

For Graduates

10 AM

Graduates will line up in the appropriate attire along the fort's east curb on the south side of the Sallyport.  

License graduates must be in dress uniform and conform to grooming standards. 

Traditional students must wear caps and gowns.

11 AM

Commencement ceremony begins

Graduates should pick up their degrees and licenses, if applicable, in the Learning Center, on the first floor of Heritage Hall (the back side of Vander Clute Hall).

Graduates who do not participate in commencement may arrange to pick up their degree and license during business hours. Otherwise, all degrees and licenses will be mailed the week after commencement.

Guests of Graduates

Please be advised that there will be no tents or shade in St. Mary's Pentagon. Guests who are elderly or have special needs are encourage to watch the livestream of the ceremony from the beautiful, air-conditioned Maritime Academic Center on campus.

Wheelchair Access

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

9 AM

Guests with tickets will be allowed to enter and find seats in St. Mary's Pentagon in Fort Schuyler.

10:30 AM

Guests without tickets will be allowed to enter St. Mary's Pentagon and stand in the back. No additional seats will be permitted.

11 AM

Commencement ceremony begins.

Commencement address

Capt. Robert Johnston '69 will be awarded an honorary doctoral degree from the State University of New York. He will also give the keynote address. Click here for more information.

photos from the Spring 2018 Ceremony:

Spring 2018 Graduation