2017 Commencement Activities

Class of 2017 Facts and Figures

Graduates: 1,976

Honor Graduates: 412

Youngest: 17

Oldest: 61

Veteran Graduates: 90

International grads from 34 countries

82 percent (1,619 students) from the four-county region:

  • Albany County: 667
  • Rensselaer County: 507
  • Saratoga County: 271
  • Schenectady County: 174

More Facts and Figures

Announcements

Friday, March 31

Graduation application deadline
IMPORTANT: Graduating students must have submitted a completed degree application to the Registrar's Office by 5 p.m. Friday, March 31 to be eligible to participate in Commencement.

Thursday, April 27

Spring Fest/Year-end Party: 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Student Pavilion (located in front of Hudson Hall)

Wednesday, May 3 – Friday, May 5

Cap, gown and ticket pickup in the Siek Campus Center room 204

Monday, May 8

Commencement Information Session: 2 p.m. in the Maureen Stapleton Theatre
Graduating students, faculty and staff are invited to attend an optional information session to learn more about this year's commencement activities.
Commencement Video Guide

Student Honors and Awards Ceremony Information Session: 3 p.m. in the Maureen Stapleton Theatre
Those participating in Student Honors and Awards Ceremony may attend this optional information session.
Student Honors and Awards Ceremony Video Guide

Friday, May 12

Student Honors and Awards Ceremony, McDonough Sports Complex: 6 – 8 p.m.

Saturday, May 13

63rd Annual Commencement Ceremony in the Joseph L. Bruno Stadium
Doors open to family/guests at 7:30 a.m.
Graduates assemble in the McDonough Sports Complex field house at 7:30 a.m.
Procession begins at 8:45 a.m.

Post-Commencement Celebration in the Conway Ice Rink, located in the McDonough Sports Complex at 11:30 a.m.
Graduates and guests are invited to attend a reception immediately following the Commencement Ceremony.

CommencementAbout Commencement

The college's Commencement ceremony will highlight the diverse and remarkable achievements of approximately 2,000 Hudson Valley Community College graduates.

Seating will be organized by division (Business, Engineering and Industrial Technologies, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences). Each graduate will be individually announced and congratulated by President Drew Matonak. Graduates must then return to their seats for the duration of the ceremony.

Participating students must have submitted a completed degree application to the Registrar's Office by 5 p.m. Friday, March 31 to be eligible to participate in Commencement.

Tickets

Attire

Live Video Stream and Televised Coverage

DVD Recordings

Diplomas

Decorum

Event Photography

Refreshments and Items for Sale

Senior Gift Campaign

Individuals with Disabilities

Public Safety/Health Services

Directions, Campus Map and Parking

Inclement Weather Policy

Contact Information
For more information on Commencement-related activities, contact the Student Activities Office at (518) 629-7348. For more information on Student Honors and Awards-related activities, contact the Office of the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Development at (518) 629-7307.