General Information

2018 Commencement Ceremonies 

The schedule for Spring 2018 Commencement, during which the College is again expected to award a record, or near-record, number of degrees, is as follows:

  • Undergraduate 1: Saturday, May 12, at 9:30 a.m.
  • Undergraduate 2: Saturday, May 12, at 2:30 p.m.
  • Undergraduate 3: Saturday, May 12, at 7 p.m.

All Commencement ceremonies will be held in the Bessie L. Park Class of 1901 Physical Education and Recreation Center Alumni Arena.


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- link to be posted here shortly.

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.