Full image of student crowd at 2019 Convocation ceremony

College kicks off 2019-20 academic year at joyous Convocation ceremony

Generations of SUNY New Paltz students, alumni, faculty and staff gathered to welcome more than 2,000 new first-year and transfer students at the fall Convocation tradition, Aug. 23, 2019.

“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.”

President Donald P. Christian

students smiling while attending 2019 Convocation

Nancy Kassop (Professor of Political Science), Faculty Grand Marshal

Majessa Pedrozo ’19 (Communication Disorders), Student Speaker

Dylan Rose ’16 (Mathematics), Alumni Speaker

“The start of this journey signifies a special time in your lives, and I hope your experience here will be a stepping stone to whatever you embark on after college. Remember, you are ultimately writing your own story, with today being the beginning of your New Paltz chapter.”

Dylan Rose ’16 (Mathematics), Alumni Speaker

EOP Peer Mentors 2019 Convocation

“College is about self-discovery and learning to make big decisions. Take advantage of your time here – challenge yourself, seize the opportunities that may seem intimidating, and take charge of your education. Trust me; you will learn more from experiences that push your capabilities.”

Majessa Pedrozo ’19 (Communication Disorders), Student Speaker

SUNY New Paltz to welcome more than 2,000 first-year and transfer students

new faculty in a group image

SUNY New Paltz welcomes new faculty members for the 2019-20 academic year

President Christian at the State of the College 2019

President Christian looks to foster “a sense of belongingness” in 2019 State of the College Address

“You have the tools in your own hands over these next few years to shape your future. How you use those tools is up to you. Remember that we the faculty are here to help you on that journey.”

Nancy Kassop (Professor of Political Science), Faculty Grand Marshal


College welcomes new students on Move-in Day

Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019