Student Information - SUNY Cortland

Student Information

The 2016 Graduate Commencement will take place on Friday, May 13 at 7 p.m. in the Park Center Alumni Arena. Students should report to Park Center Corey Gymnasium at 6 p.m. There is no rehearsal for the Graduate Commencement Ceremony. Tickets are not required for your guests.

In order to participate in Commencement you must purchase a diploma cover ($10) through our online ticketing process.  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 have a credit card ready.  On March 23, 2016 at 6 a.m.  the link will go live and you will be able to do so.  You will only have access to this site if you have applied for graduation.

In order to select your commencement ceremony, complete the following steps:

  1. Log into myRedDragon
  2. Select the Student Tab at the top
  3. Under the Commencement 2016 Channel, select Commencement Tickets (first option)
  4. Select your Ceremony

Students will be directed to links to purchase caps and gowns, tassels, flowers, Commencement announcements, class rings, diploma frames and other gift items relating to Commencement.

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. 

Additional information can be found on the Family and Friends, General Information and Faculty/Staff Information pages.

For more information about the Commencement ceremonies, please contact:

Samantha Howell
Special Events Coordinator
President's Office