2018 Forty-Sixth SUNY Empire State College Commencement

2019 Dates Coming Soon

Locations for 2015 SUNY Empire State College Commencement

2018 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.
Performing Arts Center, Buffalo State College
1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY

Brookville, Long Island

Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 12 p.m.
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, Purchase College
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 Jr. 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 Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies.

International Dates (more locations to come)

Beirut, Lebanon: July 12 
Prague, Czech Republic: June 22 
Athens, Greece: July 2 
Tirana, Albania: July 5 

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