August/December 2013 graduates and May/August, 2014 candidates are highly encouraged to attend this one-hour rehearsal that will explain how the day will unfold and provide answers to any questions you may have. At the end, registered candidates will have an opportunity to obtain their four guest tickets and participation ticket before the day of the ceremony. Please bring your New Paltz or photo ID and confirmation number to pick up your tickets. Please click here for more information on obtaining your confirmation number by taking the Graduating Exit Survey.


Rehearsal dates are as follows:

Wednesday, April, 30 2014 - 7-8 p.m.
Lecture Center 100


Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 7-8 p.m. 
Lecture Center 100

Tickets may also be obtained at the Welcome Center, Haggerty Administration Building Lobby, beginning Friday, May 2 through Friday, May 16, 2014, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Note: On Friday, May 17, tickets may be picked up until 3 p.m.

If someone other than the candidate is picking up tickets, they will need a photo ID and a note from the candidate with their confirmation number.

If the candidate is unable to attend rehearsal or will be unable to give the tickets to their guests before the day of the ceremony, they may pick up their tickets beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the will call table near the stone benches by the Jacobson Faculty Tower in the academic concourse. A photo ID and a note from the candidate with their confirmation number is required.