Graduate Commencement

Friday, May 17, 2019

  • 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 18, 2019, at the Park Center Alumni Arena.

  • Ceremony A 9:30 a.m 
  • Undergraduate reception 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lusk Field House
  • Ceremony B 2:30 p.m.
  • Undergraduate reception 4 to 5 p.m. Lusk Field House
  • Ceremony C 7 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.

Ceremony Changes FAQs

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

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 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 student usher and earn an extra guest ticket for your ceremony.

Student Usher Sign-up

Contact Us


Samantha Howell
Special Events Coordinator
President's Office

Susan Vleck
Special Events Assistant
President's Office