2018 Forty-Sixth SUNY Empire State College Commencement

Locations for 2015 SUNY Empire State College Commencement

2018 Commencement Dates

SUNY Empire State College hosts eight regional graduation ceremonies throughout New York state, and cooperates with select institutions for international ceremonies.


Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 1 p.m.
Empire State Plaza
S Mall Arterial, Albany, NY


Saturday, June 2, 2018, at 10 a.m.
Buffalo State College
1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY

Brookville, Long Island

Saturday, June 16, 2018 at noon
Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Long Island University Post Campus
720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville, NY


Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY


Friday, June 15, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
PepsiCo Theater
735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY


Thursday, May 31, 2018, at 7 p.m.
Rochester Riverside Convention Center
123 East Main Street, Rochester, NY


Friday, June 1, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
The OnCenter - Civic Center
421 Montgomery Street, Syracuse, NY

Harry Van Arsdale Center for Labor Studies**

Friday, June 8, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
Alfred Lerner Hall, Columbia University
2920 Broadway, New York, NY
** This commencement is only available to students who are enrolled in the Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies.

International Dates (more locations to come)

Beirut, Lebanon: Date TBD
Prague: Date TBD
Thessaloniki: Date TBD
Athens: Date TBD
Tirana: Date TBD
Dominican Republic: Date TBD

2018 Deadlines

  • Early March: Invitations begin being mailed to eligible students.
  • April 2: Last day to be eligible to participate in Commencement 2018.

Related Links

Arrow ‌ Questions? Contact Commencement@esc.edu
Arrow ‌ Alumni benefits alumni.esc.edu
Arrow Traditions of commencement
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