Congratulations, soon-to-be graduates! Please take the opportunity to sit and go over any final items with your advisor, order your class ring, regalia, handle financial paperwork and make sure you have your graduation application in! Below are some important dates to help keep you on track.

Commencement, Saturday, May 16, 2020

Graduates participating in Commencement are required to attend the Mandatory Commencement Rehearsal Scheduled for:
Friday, May 15 at 5:15 p.m.


Graduation applications must be completed and returned to the Registrar’s Office. This applies to all students, regardless of plans to participate in the commencement ceremony.

The deadline for May applications is February 15.  There is a $50 non-refundable diploma application fee.  Applications are available at the Registrar’s Office.


Students will need to order their academic regalia (cap and gown) in March.  More details will be provided when the regalia ordering website opens up.


Students will need to confirm their plans to participate in commencement by April 10.  More information and a link will be provided in outreach from the Student Life office in late February.


Rehearsal (Mandatory for students wishing to participate in Commencement)
Houston Field House (RPI) located at 1900 Peoples Avenue, Troy, New York
DATE: Friday, May 15, 2020
TIME: 5:15 – 6:45 p.m.

Houston Field House (RPI), 1900 Peoples Avenue, Troy, New York
DATE: Saturday, May 16, 2020
LINE UP: 9:00 a.m.
TIME: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (approx.)
Academic attire (Cap and Gown with dark shoes recommended)

A Link for to the Full Schedule of Events will be posted here by February 1.