Watch Commencement Live:
Saturday, May 18
Hosted by Fox 23 and News 10 anchor and Hudson Valley alumnus John Gray, Commencement will be broadcast LIVE here and on Capital Region Time Warner Cable Channel 50 from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
Cap/Gown, Ticket and
You must present the completed order form and a valid Hudson Valley ID (or photo driver's license) to receive your graduation announcements,
tickets and cap and gown. These items will be distributed in the
Campus Center, Room 204 (second floor) on the following dates:
- Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Thursday, May 9, 2013, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Friday, May 10, 2013, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Degree candidates requiring seating for
individuals with disabilities must make the
request at cap/gown and ticket distribution days. Caps and gowns will not be distributed at rehearsal.
Friday, May 17, 2013, 10 a.m.
Assemble in G-Lot behind McDonough Sports
Attendance at rehearsal is mandatory!
The YEAR-END PARTY for all graduating students is
held immediately following Commencement Rehearsal.
For more information, please call the Student Activities Office
at (518) 629-7348.
Commencement - Saturday, May 18, 2013
Doors open at 7:30 a.m. to Family and Guests
Procession begins at 8:45 a.m.; Assemble at 7:30 a.m.
Live Coverage: 8:30 a.m. - noon
To prepare for Commencement, all graduates should report to G-Lot behind McDonough at 7:30 a.m. In the event of rain, graduates will assemble inside McDonough.
Joseph L. Bruno Stadium
Seating in the stadium is on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early.
Location in case of inclement weather: McDonough Sports Complex
This will be announced on the college’s homepage.
Each Student Receives Five Tickets
Visit www.hvcc.edu/tickets for IMPORTANT information on limited ticket access due to inclement weather.
DVD recordings of the Commencement ceremony and/or the Student Honors and Awards ceremony may be ordered at a cost
of $15 each. Orders also will be taken at each ceremony. [DVD Order Form]
For more information, please contact the Faculty Student Association Business Office, Campus Center, Second Floor, Room 240,
or at (518) 629-7181. DVD recordings will be mailed in early June.
Diplomas will be mailed approximately 4-6 weeks after
Commencement. Please call the Registrar’s Office at
(518) 629-4574 to pick up your diploma on campus in the
Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 136.
Photographer at Commencement
GradImages is the official photographer for our Commencement. Proofs will be sent to your home and via e-mail within three to five days after graduation. Pictures can be ordered online, by phone or by mail. GradImages can be contacted at 800-261-2576 or at www.gradimages.com.
Registering your graduate with GradImages provides them with the information they need to deliver your graduation proofs to you in a timely manner. Giving them an accurate mailing address and e-mail address will allow them to get your proofs to you on the first try. You may also provide them with e-mail addresses of up to six friends and family members to allow them to celebrate in the accomplishment.
Flowers available for purchase at Commencement
Flowers will be sold by Frank Gallo Florist. Prices are as follows:
Dozen roses: $30
Half dozen roses: $20
Single roses: $5
Assorted flowers bouquet: $25
Be a part of the tradition - the $20.13 Senior Challenge Gift
Congratulations, and welcome to the Hudson Valley Community College Alumni Association!
You are joining a powerful group of people, more than 75,000 strong, who make a significant impact on the community.
It is our hope that you, like generations of alumni before you, will choose to invest the power of your education in your community and
strengthen your alma mater with your philanthropic support.
Please consider making your first donation to our Annual Fund as you graduate. Your contribution will assist future students
through the funding of scholarships, academic program enrichments and campus improvements. This year, your gift will be
generously matched 2:1 by the Foundation's Board of Directors, and parent's gifts will be matched 1:1. You can make your
donation by going to www.hvcc.edu/foundation or using the contribution card.
Congratulations on your graduation. Please keep in touch – we want to hear about all your successes!
Joseph L. Bruno Stadium and the McDonough Sports Complex are accessible to individuals with disabilities. Individuals with special needs, including
the need for an interpreter, should contact the Center for Access and Assistive Technology, at (518) 629-7154 or TDD (518) 629-7596 at least two weeks in advance.