Checklist

Dates and DeadlinesTask

Through March 2018

1. Meet with your advisor to verify eligibility for graduation.

2. Apply to graduate using myRedDragon.

Once at myRedDragon, do the following:

  1. Enter your ID and password.
  2. Select “Student” tab and go to the “Registrar” column.
  3. Select “Degree Conferral and Commencement.”
  4. Select “Apply for Degree Conferral.” You must apply by March 1 to ensure
    that your name will appear in the printed program.
  5. At prompt for Commencement participation, indicate whether you plan to
    attend a Commencement ceremony.

February 2018

Students will receive an email to their Cortland email address about the online ticketing process where they will select their ceremony time and purchase all items needed for Graduation. Students will select their ceremony online beginning March 20.

Required items

  • Cap and gown
  • Diploma cover (Must be purchased for $11.50 through the online ticketing process and linked to your Student Line-Up Ticket)

Optional items

  • Class ring
  • Diploma frame
  • Personalized graduation announcements
  • Flowers
  • Alumni memorabilia

March 2018

Students who have missed the March 1 deadline can still apply for graduation, but must do so as soon as possible. Students will select their ceremony time online beginning March 20.  

Please remember, students who apply for their degree and/or indicate participation in Commencement after the March deadline will NOT appear in the printed ceremony program.

April - May 2018

1. Check email account, myRedDragon announcements and the Commencement website frequently for the latest Commencement news.

2. Clear up any outstanding obligations (holds) with the College, such as Library fees, parking tickets, etc. 
A diploma can not be issued unless all obligations are cleared.

May 7 - 11, 2018

Students who miss the filing deadline to register for Commencement must apply on myRedDragon and contact the Special Events Office to receive their tickets.  

Students who apply for their degree and/or indicate participation in Commencement after the March 1 deadline will NOT appear in the printed ceremony program.

May 11, 2018

1. Attend rehearsal Friday, May 11 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.

2. If applicable, pick up honors tassels at the Registrar's Office or the day of ceremony.

May 11 and 12, 2018

Undergraduates attending Ceremony 1 report at 8:30 a.m. wearing gowns.
Undergraduates attending Ceremony 2 report at 1:30 p.m. wearing gowns.
Undergraduates attending Ceremony 3 report at 6 p.m. wearing gowns.

All undergraduates must remember to bring their student ticket for entry into the gym.

Candidates attending Graduate Ceremony report at 6 p.m. wearing gowns.

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