2016 Forty-Fourth SUNY Empire State College Commencement

2016 Forty-Fourth SUNY Empire State College Commencement

Locations for 2015 SUNY Empire State College Commencement

2017 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 4, 2017 at 1 p.m.

Empire State Plaza

S Mall Arterial, Albany, NY


Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 10 a.m.

Buffalo State College

1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY

Brookville, Long Island

Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 11 a.m.

Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Long Island University Post Campus

720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville, NY


Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY


Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

PepsiCo Theater

735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY


Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 7 p.m.

Rochester Riverside Convention Center

123 East Main Street, Rochester, NY


Friday, June 2, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

The OnCenter

421 Montgomery Street, Syracuse, NY

Harry Van Arsdale Center for Labor Studies**

Friday, June 16, 2017 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: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Prague: Friday, June 23, 2017

Thessaloniki: Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Athens: Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Tirana: Friday, July 7, 2017


  • Invitations will start being sent to eligible students in mid-March
  • RSVPs will open in mid-March and are due by May 17

Past Recordings

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