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General Information

2015 Commencement Ceremonies 

Graduate Commencement
Friday, May 15, 2015, at 7 p.m. in the Park Center Alumni Arena

Undergraduate Commencement
Saturday, May 16, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.* in the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex

*Students will select their ceremony online this year.

In order to participate in Commencement you must purchase a diploma cover through our online ticketing process. You will only have access to this site if you have applied for graduation. Please have a credit card ready.

You should have received a detailed checklist outlining the steps to purchase your diploma cover and all items you must purchase in order to participate in Commencement. 

The diploma cover is linked to your Student Line-Up Ticket (which you must bring with you the day of Commencement). The diploma cover will be handed to you as you walk across the stage.

Please note: Guest tickets are not required for admission into the Graduate Commencement ceremony. You will only need to bring your Student Line-Up Ticket with you. 

Safety Inspections

SUNY Cortland cares about the safety of its new graduates and their families. As a precaution, backpacks and other items may be inspected before visitors enter the Alumni Arena or the Stadium Complex for Commencement ceremonies. The College appreciates your cooperation in making this a safe and memorable event.

Other Information

Dates for future ceremonies (2015-17) are available on the Future Ceremony Dates page.

Please note all Undergraduate Commencement tickets will be scanned at the door. The unique bar code on this ticket allows only one entry to the event. The first copy of an E-Ticket (if there are multiple copies made) to arrive at the event will gain entry after scanning and validation. Other copies of this ticket will be denied entry. You should handle this E-Ticket as you would any other valuable or cash.  Please be very cautious if someone offers to sell you this document. it has no official resale value and may be an unauthorized copy.