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 12, 2018

Graduates participating in Commencement are required to attend the Mandatory Commencement Rehearsal Scheduled for:
Friday, May 11 at 5:15 p.m.

To confirm your participation in commencement please fill out online  Participation Form


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 6.  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 11, 2018
TIME: 5:15 – 6:45 p.m.

Houston Field House (RPI), 1900 Peoples Avenue, Troy, New York
DATE: Saturday, May 12, 2018
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)

Click here for a full list of scheduled events