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May Commencement 2015

2015 Commencement Information

Graduate Commencement

Friday, May 15, 2015

6-7:30 p.m.
SUNY New Paltz, Athletic and Wellness Center
Seating begins at 4:30 p.m.
Gates close at 5:50 p.m. for the procession of the line march.

** PLEASE NOTE: Space is limited in the ticket holder seating area.  Only those holding their guest tickets will be seated in this reserved location.  Non-ticket holders will be seated in the stadium style bleachers.


Undergraduate Commencement

Sunday, May 17, 2015

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 2015 ceremonies:

Undergraduate ceremony: Click here

Graduate Ceremony: Click here

24/7 Commencement Hotline: 845-257-2603



Note: All commencement communication will continue to be sent to your New Paltz e-mail account through May 2015. There is no rain date for the ceremony. In the event of cancellation due to an emergency or severe weather, information will be posted at 845-257-INFO (4636) and


2014 Commencement Highlights

More than 1,400 undergraduate students walked across the stage in tassel, cap, cords, and gowns for the State University of New York at New Paltz’s 185th commencement on Sunday, May 18, 2014. 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.

» Photos From 2014 Commencement Events

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» Commencement News

Commencement Speeches

Speaker Paul Huth

Valedictorian Arielle Rubinstein