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May Commencement 2014

2014 Commencement Information

Graduate Commencement

Friday, May 16, 2014

6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
SUNY New Paltz, Old Main Quad
Seating begins at 4:30 p.m.
Gates close at 5:50 p.m. for the procession of the line march.

Undergraduate Commencement
Sunday, May 18, 2014

10 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
SUNY New Paltz, Old Main Quad
Seating begins at 8:30 a.m.
Gates close at 9:50 a.m. for the procession of the line march.

Information on how to participate in the ceremonies:

May, 2014 Undergraduate ceremony: Click here

Graduate Ceremony: Click here

24/7 Commencement Hotline: 845-257-2603 (to be updated soon)



Note: All commencement communication will continue to be sent to your New Paltz e-mail account through May 2014.There is no rain date for the ceremony.  In the event of cancellation due to an emergency or severe weather, that information will be posted at 845-257-INFO (4636) and


2013 Commencement Highlights

Over record of over 1400 undergraduate students walked across the stage in tassel, cap, cords and gown for the State University of New York at New Paltz’s 185th commencement on Sunday, May 19, 2013.  The commencement drew more than 10,000 guests. The graduate ceremony included nearly 300 graduate students with 1,200 family and friends. More than 200 staff volunteers participated in both ceremonies.


 Undergraduate Ceremony


 Graduate Ceremony