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Candidate Information


In order to take part in the commencement ceremony, you must submit your online graduation application by Friday, April 26. If your graduation application is submitted after Friday, April 26, your name will not be listed in the Commencement program.

Commencement Day Schedule and Instructions

View the timeline of Commencement Day along with instructions on the processional, ceremony, and recessional.

Please note: No pets allowed with the exception of service animals.

Parking & Shuttles

Only Accessible parking is available at the Field House for vehicles with valid permits or license plates. 

Shuttle Service will be provided to and from various campus parking lots. Map of shuttle stops provided here. Signage will be posted.

Graduation Fee

The fee for graduation is $50. This non-refundable $50 fee covers the cost of degree evaluations, the diploma, and ceremony expenses. Payments can be made at the Student Financial Services Office, Knapp Hall, Room 118, 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekdays or online through your Banner Web account.

Fees and Fines

All outstanding bills, fees or fines must be paid prior to diplomas being sent. Payments can be made at the Student Financial Services Office, Knapp Hall, Room 118, 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekdays or online through your Banner Web account.   

Cap and Gown 


  • Each 2024 graduate is receiving an allotment of ten WRISTBANDS for their family and guests.
  • Please distribute these wristbands to your family PRIOR to the Commencement ceremony.
  • Wristbands will allow your family and guests access to PREFERRED SEATING sections for the ceremony.
  • This is to ensure that families and guests of our graduates have access to optimal seating areas as it is anticipated that members of the public will also attend this open event to hear Dr. Temple Grandin, our honorary doctorate recipient, deliver her keynote address. 
  • If your party has more then ten people, those without wristbands will be allowed access so that your family/guests can sit together.

Name Card


Guests may take photographs from their seats; however, in order to avoid obstructing the view of others, you are asked not to approach the stage area. SUNY Cobleskill has contracted with Grad Images, to take photographs of each graduate receiving his/her diploma from President Terenzio. Grad Images, will contact graduates via email regarding the possible purchase of these photographs. The College does not benefit financially from this arrangement; it is provided as a service to graduates and their families. You are not obligated to purchase the photographs.


Diplomas will not be distributed at Commencement. They will be mailed to each graduate's address submitted on graduation application upon certification by the faculty that all graduation requirements have been met.