Commencement planning for May 2021 is underway. Our plans include a virtual commencement celebration and an in-person ceremony.

The college is currently reviewing New York State’s latest event guidelines and consulting with SUNY and state and county health departments to finalize plans for an in-person event.

Cap and Gown Orders

  • Regalia orders are expected to arrive in early May, and graduates will be notified of cap and gown pick-up days.
  • For questions related to regalia, contact Student Activities at (518) 629-7348 or studentactivities@hvcc.edu.

While our hope is that graduates will be able to wear their regalia to an in-person event, we will also provide opportunities for graduates to submit photos in their cap and gown for our virtual celebration. Additional information on how to submit images and an update on the college’s commencement plans will be provided.

Degree/Certificate Applications

In addition to ordering regalia, you must complete a degree/certification application in order to be eligible to graduate. If you are completing program requirements in spring or summer and haven’t already applied, be sure to complete the application as soon as possible!

NOTE: The application must be signed by your academic advisor and received by the Registrar's Office by the deadline listed.

Get in Touch

Student Activities Office
Siek Campus Center, Room 210