The big day is almost here! Use this checklist to prepare for graduation and to participate in the Commencement ceremonies.
Commencement is a time for family, friends, faculty and staff to take pride in graduates’ accomplishments and congratulate them on a job well done. The ceremony symbolizes the culmination of many years of hard work. SUNY Oswego personnel strive to make commencement as smooth as possible for everyone involved.
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If you or a member of your family attending commencement require special seating an area is reserved on both the concourse and upper levels. To reserve this seating please contact Accessibility Resources at 315-312-3358 prior to Friday, December 8. Modified restrooms are located on both levels. A sign language interpreter and reserved seating for individuals with hearing disabilities are also available. There is an accessible drop-off on the west side of Marano Campus Center and handicapped parking is located at lot 31 (west side of Penfield Library) as well as the lower level of lot 17 and lot 10. Once you have entered the building please contact an usher about accessible seating. Anyone requesting accessible seating or parking should arrive at least 45 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony.
For graduating students, there will be an information table inside the west entrance (Penfield Library side) to the Marano Campus Center.
For families and guests, information will be available at the welcome center on the second floor.
SUNY Oswego requests that guests remain seated during the ceremony. Professional photographers will be taking pictures of the graduates as they cross the stage. Graduates will be emailed a link from the photography company to view their photos. Graduation pictures can be ordered online at geneseephoto.com.
The cost of the diploma is paid by SUNY Oswego. Diplomas will be mailed to the address indicated upon degree application. Any change of address after degree application should be reported to the Registrar’s Office. All requirements, as stipulated by the SUNY Oswego catalog, must be completed before diplomas are mailed.
All Commencement ceremonies and activities will be held in accordance with New York State health, safety and capacity guidelines in place at the time of the event.