SUNY Cortland's Spring 2020 Commencement will be postponed. No date has yet been set. As further details develop, we will share them with the SUNY Cortland community. Please read President Bitterbaum's message regarding Commencement for more information.

Graduate Commencement

Friday, May 15, 2020

  • Ceremony 7 p.m. in the Park Center Alumni Arena
  • Doors open at 6 p.m.
  • Students report to Park Center Corey Gymnasium at 6 p.m.
  • Reception immediately following the ceremony in Park Center Corey Gymnasium

Undergraduate Ceremonies

Saturday, May 16, 2020, at the Park Center Alumni Arena.

  • Ceremony A 9:30 a.m 
  • Undergraduate reception  11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lusk Field House
  • Ceremony B 2 p.m.
  • Undergraduate reception 3:30 to 5 p.m. Lusk Field House
  • Ceremony C 6 p.m.
  • Tickets are required for entry. Doors open one hour prior to each ceremony and tickets will be scanned upon arrival. Students should report to Park Center Corey Gymnasium one hour before the start of each ceremony.

Student Information Summary

Student ceremony assignments are based on the department of their primary major. Students may refer to the Student Information Summary available in the Student Links channel of myRedDragon to determine their primary and secondary major departments.

  1. Log in to myRedDragon
  2. Select the Academics tab
  3. Select the "Registrar" channel
  4. Select "Student Information Summary"

Ceremony Slideshow

We will be playing a slideshow during all commencement ceremonies featuring our graduates. Please consider contributing your favorite Cortland memories.

Slideshow Photos Submission Form

Safety Inspections

"The well-being of new graduates and their families is of the utmost concern to SUNY Cortland." As a precaution, backpacks and other items may be inspected before visitors enter the Alumni Arena for Commencement ceremonies. The College appreciates your cooperation in making this a safe and memorable event.

Volunteer and earn an extra ticket for your ceremony

As an undergraduate, you can volunteer to be a Commencement usher and earn an extra guest ticket for your ceremony.

Commencement Usher Sign-up

Special Events Office

Samantha Howell
Special Events Coordinator
President’s Office

Susan Vleck
Special Events Assistant
President’s Office

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