Commencement 2017

May 19, 20 & 21 | 2,500+ undergraduate & graduate degrees conferred | SUNY New Paltz

Graduate Commencement

Saturday Undergraduate Commencement

Sunday Undergraduate Commencement

“Equipped with the intellectual tools, habits of mind and inquisitive spirit they’ve developed at New Paltz, today’s graduates are embarking on the next stage of their life’s voyage.”

President Donald P. Christian

“With higher education comes the opening of doors and opportunities not experienced by most. Our doors have been opened. Now, let’s open doors for others.”

Jessica Weeks ’17 (Biology)

Jessica Faieta

Jonathan Baez

Michael Keegan

Jessica Weeks

“Use your academic talent to spark intellectual debate, challenge common thought and bring forth new ideas. As leaders, you are poised to change the world.”

Paul Brodie, keynote speaker, Chi Alpha Epsilon induction ceremony

“Wherever you go and whatever you do from this time forward, you will always be part of New Paltz, and New Paltz will always be part of you.”

President Donald P. Christian