Academic Convocation

Each year, SUNY Cortland opens the school year with Academic Convocation. “Academic Convocation is always a joyous occasion,” said SUNY Cortland President Erik J. Bitterbaum. “The event signals the beginning of one’s academic career at a new institution."

Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, 4-5 p.m.

Park Center, Alumni Arena

All first-year and new transfer students, SUNY Cortland faculty, librarians and professional staff, are invited to participate in this event.

"It is an opportunity for entering students to be officially introduced and welcomed into the campus community and from that moment on to embrace SUNY Cortland as their alma mater."

Information about the 2016 Academic Convocation Ceremony

Speaker: Dr. Anne Burns Thomas, Associate Professor, Foundations and Social Advocacy
Mace Bearer: Dr. Caroline K. Kaltefleiter, Professor, Communication Studies and New Communication Media
Student Speakers: Mr. Michael Braun, Senior, Political Science: Concentration in Public Administration and Public Policy; President of the Student Government Association and Mr. Court Pineiro, Senior, Outdoor Recreation
Student Singer: Ms. Hannah Truman, Junior, Speech and Hearing Science
Musician:  Dr. Marina Gorelaya, Instructional Support Assistant, Performing Arts

For more information, please contact the Special Events Office at 607-753-5453.

Live Stream

Unable to join us in person? View the Academic Convocation ceremony day of via our live stream!

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Please take a moment after the Academic Convocation ceremony to complete one of our surveys below! 

Student Survey

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