Undergraduate Commencement

Saturday, May 18, 2019, at the Park Center Alumni Arena.

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


Attend rehearsal Friday, May 17 at 2:30 p.m. in the Park Center Alumni Arena. Instructions for the day of the ceremony, including line-up procedures, will be provided. All candidates for graduation are encouraged to attend. Rehearsal will last approximately 30 minutes.


Visit the Tickets page for details on how to obtain your tickets.

Ceremony Slideshow

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

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.

Commencement Survey

Help us make Commencement better by taking the Undergraduate Commencement Survey.

Contact Us

Samantha Howell
Special Events Coordinator
President's Office 

Susan Vleck
Special Events Assistant
President's Office