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Commencement

Cap and Gown with "I DID IT!" on itOn behalf of The College of Brockport, State University of New York, and the university community, welcome to Commencement 2014. This promises to be an exciting time as we celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates.

We will celebrate on Friday, May 16, and Saturday, May 17, 2014. During our ceremonies, we will recognize our students and highlight our tradition, college pride and community spirit. We’re proud of our students and we look forward to celebrating their achievements.

You can stay up-to-date on Commencement news by liking B-port Countdown to Commencement on Facebook or by following the Twitter hashtag #bportcommencement.

Friday, May 16

Military Science (ROTC) Commissioning Ceremony
1 pm in Cooper Hall, New York Room
Reception immediately following in Cooper Hall, New York Room

Honors College Student Ceremony
4 pm in Cooper Hall, New York Room
Reception immediately following in Cooper Hall, New York Room

Graduate Ceremony
5 pm in the SERC House of Fields
Reception immediately following in the SERC House of Fields

Nursing Ceremony
6 pm in Tuttle North, Jim and John Vlogianitis Gymnasium
Reception immediately following in adjacent Gymnasiums 205 and 206

Teacher Certification Ceremony
For childhood-inclusive and adolescence-inclusive education teacher candidates in the department of Education and Human Development
7:30 pm in the Seymour College Union, Ballroom
Reception immediately following in the Seymour College Union, Main Lounge

Saturday, May 17

Undergraduate Morning Ceremony
9:30 am in the SERC House of Fields
Reception immediately following in Tuttle North, Gymnasiums 205 and 206
Includes graduates from the School of Health and Human Performance and the School of Science and Mathematics

Department of History Recognition Ceremony
10:30 am in Cooper Hall, New York Room
Reception immediately following in Cooper Hall, New York Room

  Undergraduate Afternoon Ceremony
2 pm in the SERC House of Fields
Reception immediately following in Tuttle North, Gymnasiums 205 and 206
Includes graduates from the Schools of The Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Business Administration and Economics; and Education and Human Services

Not sure which school your major's department is in? Check this list.

Ticket Information: Tickets are required for all guests attending the undergraduate ceremonies. If you plan on attending a Commencement ceremony in May 2014, the Application for Graduation should be submitted as soon as possible, but no later than April 11 for your name to appear in the Commencement program and to be eligible to claim guest tickets to the ceremony. There is a five-ticket limit per student so we can be sure that all guests can be seated in the SERC House of Fields.

Each student who has completed the Application for Graduation can claim tickets by logging on to brockportcommencement.com beginning April 21. On Friday, May 2, at midnight, any unclaimed guest tickets will be released and students will no longer have access to their five tickets. These tickets can then be claimed by other students who need more guest tickets. On Tuesday, May 6, at 4 pm, a limited amount of additional tickets will be released on a first-come, first-served basis using the same website and process.

Tickets are not required for guests attending the graduate ceremony.

Live Streaming: For guests without tickets, we will offer an on-campus alternate viewing location in the Tuttle North, Jim and John Vlogianitis Gymnasium, where the ceremony will be streamed live. Or, for those with friends and family that are unable to come to campus, the graduate and undergraduate Commencement ceremonies will be streamed live on the College's website . Your friends and family will be able to watch you graduate from anywhere in the world. Make sure you invite them to join us!

Commencement Speakers

Mr. Thomas Markusen, who served as a professor of art at the College for 30 years and is one of the nation’s premier fine craft artists, will deliver the graduate address on May 16. Mr. Markusen will also receive a Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the State University of New York during the ceremony. Mr. Joe Doody, vice chairman of Staples, Inc., and a 1974 graduate of the College, will address students at the undergraduate ceremonies on May 17. Read bios of our speakers.

Contact Us

Please check back to this website for updates. In the meantime, should you have any questions regarding the 2014 Commencement ceremonies, email commencement@brockport.edu. If you have questions regarding your degree requirements or online application to graduate, email Registration and Records at degree@brockport.edu or visit the Rakov Center for Student Services.

Last Updated 5/9/14