Attention Soon To Be Graduates

Online payment option for Graduation Applications has been set up!

All students planning to receive their degrees on May 12 must file an application no later than February 15, 2018

Applications are available in the Registrar’s Office and on the Registrar page in the Student Information and Forms at Click on Information on the left side of the page to locate the shared files. There is a $50 fee which must be paid when the application is filed.  We accept in person, mailed, faxed and emailed ([email protected]) applications. The fee can be paid in person with cash, check, money order or credit card or by mail with cash, check or money order made payable to The Sage Colleges. 

You may also pay online here.  If paying online, you will receive an emailed receipt, which must be included with your application.

Questions about the process can be emailed to Pat Schumann at [email protected]

The Sage Colleges will conferee degrees and certificates at Commencement on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. All undergraduate and graduate students who completed their requirements in August and December of 2017 and May of 2018 are invited to participate.

Commencement Photos

Any photos from Commencement and related events are available on Sage’s Flickr page.

Photographs of individual graduates are available for purchase from Genesee Photo’s website. Students should have also received information directly from the vendor via email.

Commencement Day Information

The Sage Colleges Commencement Ceremony will take place at the Houston Field House on the RPI Campus located at 1900 Peoples Avenue, Troy, NY,12180.

The Field House will open at 8:30 a.m., at which time guests will be permitted to choose their seats. Someone must remain with your seats and personal belongings at all times.

Please note: Seats cannot be saved after 9:15 a.m. 

Links to detailed information

Please contact the Student Life Office at 518-244-2207 or [email protected] with any questions.

Letters to Graduates

Graduates will receive letters from the Student Life Office at the end of February with detailed information.  Once sent, these letters will be posted on this site for review.

Information for Graduates


For Rehearsal: Walk into the Field House Main Entrance, find your seat and wait for further instructions

Morning of Commencement: Line up will start outside of the Field House. Students will be provided their line up location in advance and will need to report to their designated side of the building to find their line.

  • SCA – GRADUATE LINEUP- Sage College of Albany – Undergraduate Programs
  • RSC-GRADUATE LINE UP- Russell Sage College – Undergraduate Programs
  • SGS- GRADUATE LINE UP- Sage Graduate Schools – Masters & Doctoral Programs
  • RPI FIELD HOUSE MAPCommencement Map

Parking at the Field House

Parking at the Field House is limited and we expect a large attendance. Arrangements have been made for guests to use the parking lot and shuttle service to and from Troy High School &  Middle School.

Please allow extra time for parking on Commencement day


The shuttle will run continuously from 8:30 a.m. to end of ceremony.

Parking Locations

  • On the street (please be mindful of the signs)
  • RPI Field House Parking Lot- 1900 Peoples Avenue, Troy, NY, 12180.
  • Troy High School/Middle School- off of Burdett Ave/1976 Burdett Ave

Parking immediately around the RPI Field House is very limited. We have made arrangements for parking and shuttle service from Troy High School and Middle School.

Note that the Field House has a limited number of spaces available in a parking lot reserved for those with disability plates or placards. CARS MUST HAVE A PERMIT OR PLACARD TO BE ALLOWED INTO THIS LOT.  If this lot is full, guests will be permitted drive up to the entrance to drop off individuals with disabilities.

Commencement 2017 Statistics

Degrees: 883 (including August 2016, December 2016 and May 2017 graduates)

Russell Sage College: 226 Bachelor’s Degrees

Sage College of Albany: 195 Bachelor’s Degrees

Sage Graduate Schools: 77 Doctorates, 385 Master’s Degrees and Advanced Certificates

Past Webcasts

Video from past Commencement ceremonies is available at our Webcast Archive.