2017 Convocation Ceremony

"Today, our college community gathers to salute our newest cohort of students and take up its work to prepare you to excel in rapidly changing times that demand creativity and worldliness. We hope that you are as excited as we are about the endeavor that you are about to undertake as you begin your life and work as a New Paltz student!"

President Donald P. Christian

2017 Convocation Ceremony Crowd

“At SUNY New Paltz, we have the opportunity to take on leadership roles and create the change we wish to see on campus. After all, you did not come to college to limit what you understand about the world. You came here to study. You came here to solve problems. You came here to lead.”

Current student Reem Ahmed ’17 (Accounting)

“College is neither the beginning nor the end of the process, but the crucial years when you can take your natural talents and abilities and develop them into skills and projects that will start you in your adult life. We, the faculty at SUNY New Paltz, want you to find the unimagined route, the story you didn’t expect you would be a part of. Our doors are open to you.”

Associate Professor Cyrus Mulready

College to welcome more than 2,000 first-year and transfer students

College welcomes new faculty members for 2017-18 academic year

Construction news: Campus upgrades for fall 2017 and beyond

"College is a buffet of opportunities. So many different subjects to study, people to engage with and things to learn about yourself. New Paltz has a great support system and a helpful student body invested in your success. Be sure to get yourself out there – make the most of every class, every friend, every professor and every moment!"

Alumnus George J. Ramos, Jr. ’06 (Psychology)



College welcomes new students on Move-in Day

Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017