Commencement Ceremony Information

SUNY Empire State is pleased to announce that the Spring 2023 Commencement ceremony will be held in person in Albany, NY, Manhattan, NY and Rochester, NY.

General Questions? Visit Commencement FAQ.

Spring 2023 Commencement

Location and Directions

The Spring 2023 Commencement ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at 6 p.m. at the Kodak Center.

The Kodak Center, previously known as the Theater on the Ridge, is located at 200 West Ridge Road, Rochester, NY 14615.

Directions and Parking

Google Map

Commencement Day Timing

The ceremony will start promptly at 6 p.m., so students should plan to arrive no later than 4:30 p.m.

Students must check in at the registration table and receive a name card. Students will be directed to the line-up area for the processional. Directions for the processional will be given to students when they’re lined up.

The ceremony will last about 2 hours.

Guests

Students are limited to 10 guests per person. Tickets are not required for the commencement ceremony. We will monitor the number of guests the day of commencement.

Location and Directions

The Spring 2023 Commencement ceremony will take place on Friday, May 26, at 6 p.m. at the New York City Center.

The New York City Center is located at 131 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019. 

Directions 

Google Map

Commencement Day Timing

This year, the Manhattan ceremony and Harry Van Arsdale Jr. School of Labor Studies ceremony will be combined.

The ceremony will start promptly at 6 p.m., so students should plan to arrive no later than 4:30 p.m.

The entrance for the students will be 131 West 55th Street, the main entrance.

Students must check in at the registration table and receive a name card. Students will be directed to the line-up area for the processional. Directions for the processional will be given to students when they’re lining up. 

The ceremony will last about 2 hours.

Guests

Tickets are required for each guest attending the commencement ceremony and guests will be limited to four per student. Information about how to pick up their tickets will be sent to students.

Further details to come as the event approaches.

Location and Directions

The Spring 2023 Commencement ceremony will take place on June 4, 2023, at noon, at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center.

The Empire State Plaza Convention Center is located in the Empire State Plaza, in downtown Albany.

Directions

Parking

Map of the Empire State Plaza Concourse

Commencement Day Timing

The ceremony will start promptly at noon, so students should plan to arrive no later than 10:30 a.m.

Students must check in at the registration table and receive a name card. Students will be directed to the line-up area for the processional. Directions for the processional will be given to students when they’re lining up.

The ceremony will last about 2 hours.

Guests

Students are limited to 10 guests per person. Tickets are not required for the commencement ceremony. We will monitor the number of guests the day of commencement.

Please check back for updates to this information, as it is subject to change.