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Convocation Ceremony


Don't Miss Our NEW Convocation Ceremony

You are invited to the launch of a NEW student-focused, interactive Convocation experience. Please join us to celebrate and welcome our new students to campus at our 28th annual Convocation ceremony.

Friday, August 22nd at 12pm

Athletic & Wellness Center

Welcome-barbeque to immediately follow in a tent adjacent to Athletic & Wellness Center

This transformed event is a result of feedback from New Paltz students, faculty, staff, and alumni and supports the college's strategic plan initiatives to better serve students. We believe this will be a more engaging experience for everyone.

If you are an employee who is an alumnus/a, you are encouraged to participate in the alumni receiving line:
You will represent your decade of graduation and play an active role welcoming and cheering our new class as they process through the Athletic and Wellness Center lobby. Please attend at least one rehearsal at the Athletic and Wellness Center to be introduced to the new process. Please register no later than Friday, August 8 and select the rehearsal date/time that fits your schedule. If you cannot attend either rehearsal, there is still an option to sign up and participate.

If you are an employee who is not an alumnus/a:
Please join us for the event and march or attend as a guest. Please register no later than Friday, August 15 to participate or attend. If you are planning to march, regalia is required.

What Do I Wear?
It is recommended that you wear your New Paltz shirt or an orange and blue combination. Please also wear your SUNY New Paltz name tag and/or New Paltz pin.

How do I register and get further information?

Online registration is now closed.  Please e-mail: or call ext. 3972.

Come support our incoming students by attending this exciting event – you don't want to miss it!

See you there!

Convocation Speakers
President Christian

President Donald P. Christian

Stacie Nunes

Stacie Nunes

Arielle Rubenstein

Arielle Rubenstein