SUNY NP Students at Fall Convocation

Welcome Back! New Student Convocation marks the start of the 2021–22 academic year

The tradition continues: SUNY New Paltz welcomed our newest Hawks on Aug. 20, 2021, with a ceremony looking forward to the year ahead and a get-to-know-you BBQ outside the Athletic & Wellness Center.

“You came here to learn about the world, to learn about yourselves, and to develop knowledge and intellectual abilities that will position you for life and for livelihood after you leave New Paltz. So we assemble in academic regalia, to reinforce the significance of this moment as you embark on your college experience as a SUNY New Paltz student.”

President Donald P. Christian

Group of students in Convocation crowd
Lou Roper speaking at podium


(SUNY Distinguished Professor of History) 

Student speaking at podium


(Painting & Drawing)

Liz speaking at podium


ELIZABETH DIUGUID ’07 (English), Assistant Director of Alumni Relations, reading on behalf of CHRIS BROWN ’85 (Business Administration), Director of Alumni Relations

“You are exactly what constitutes a SUNY New Paltz student: You are driven, curious, and bound for something much larger than you can possibly foresee. Your journey begins today. So, class of 2025, take a deep breath. Leave no stone left unturned, say hi to everyone, try everything, even if you’re scared. Because these are the years that you’ll remember the most. This is YOUR home; this is your New Paltz.”

Alyssa Dudinyak ’22 (Painting & Drawing), providing the Student Welcome

Donald giving speech at Convocation

“The chief part of our job as faculty is to help you to think for yourselves, to identify issues, to ask questions, to work out your ‘take’ on whatever we study, and to apply your thinking in the classroom, on paper, on screen, in the library, on stage, in the studio, in the lab, in the clinic, in the field, and in the workplace.”

Lou Roper, SUNY Distinguished Professor of History, providing the Faculty Welcome

President Don Christian at podium

President Christian delivers his final State of the College Address

Fall 2021 Athletics Round-Up: Team schedules and previews

Diverse group at Move-In Day

Get to know the incoming class!

“I hope that each of you enjoys your time at SUNY New Paltz and the learning experience that awaits you. Challenge yourself to inquire about things you are interested in, and ask questions during those silent moments in your classrooms. Realize and appreciate the opportunity that has been presented to you. Your college years will go by fast!”

Chris Brown ’85 (Marketing), Director of Alumni Relations, from his Alumni Welcome (read on his behalf by Elizabeth Diuguid ’07 (English), Assistant Director of Alumni Relations

Family at Move In Day

College welcomes new students on Move-in Day

THURSDAY, AUG. 19, 2021