Your dedication during the past year of unprecedented adversity deserves to be recognized. You have all sacrificed for your achievements and persevered despite a pandemic environment that made many typical college experiences impossible. This is especially true for our Class of 2021. That’s why I am happy to share that registration for SUNY Cortland’s Commencement Grad Walk is now open to qualified seniors.
Students may register online through the Commencement tab in myRedDragon. Registration will close at midnight on Thursday, April 29.
Although we are not able to host visitors at this ceremony, I hope our graduating seniors feel a sense of pride if they choose to participate. We certainly are proud of you. This event, which will be streamed live for your families, is a safe way to celebrate your SUNY Cortland achievements in a campus venue.
It is part of our three-pronged approach to this year’s Commencement. A three-day online celebration kicks off on May 12, culminating in a virtual Commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. on May 15. More information is available online.
A few important reminders:
Whether you will graduate in a few weeks or your studies will go on, please continue to be safe and mindful of the wellbeing of your classmates and our neighbors in the Cortland community. Thank you for your hard work and perseverance.
All the best,
Erik J. Bitterbaum