Congratulations Grads!
SUNY New Paltz Commencement 2024

MAY 17, 18 & 19, 2024

2,200+ Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees Conferred  |  Athletic & Wellness Center

2024 Student Image commencement

"Thank you to the family, friends, and mentors who have shown us unwavering support, guidance, and love. Thank you to the faculty members who have provided us with the space to grow and flourish, inspiring us to ask pertinent questions, to have open dialogue, and to generate and synthesize novel ideas. We share our successes with all of you, and I invite you to celebrate our triumphs with us."

Julia Lombard ’24 (Psychology), Class of 2024 Valedictorian

“I urge you to embrace the spirit of adventure and curiosity that has brought you to this moment. Care deeply about what happens in the world, not just within the confines of our own communities, but across borders and oceans. Open your hearts and minds to the realities faced by those who are marginalized and less privileged, and let empathy and compassion be your guiding lights.”

Jessica Faieta ’85 (Economics; Business Administration)

“I believe that learning is an act of love for oneself and for the collective. There is so much opportunity in feeling your mind expand. There is warmth in learning that the world is bigger than yourself. The most meaningful lessons, the ones we carry with us for the rest of our lives, are the ones we learn from our peers, mentors, and communities.”

Sen Oglesby ’24 (Sociology), Class of 2024 Salutatorian


2024 Senior Toast

“You may not know today what your career or future will be. Don’t be afraid of the change that is coming exponentially faster than we can incorporate. Some things will not be in your control. Expect to make mistakes – I certainly did. But your integrity, your authenticity, earning respect and understanding the true value of your reputation are within your control and will help determine your success. I had to learn all this, and so will you.”

Myra Kressner ’76 (Secondary Education: English)

Celebrating our graduates’ creative activity, research, capstone projects, honor society inductions and major awards

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