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 13, 2017

Graduates participating in Commencement are required to attend the Mandatory Commencement Rehearsal Scheduled for:
Friday, May 12 at 5:15 p.m.

To order your cap & gown go to

To confirm your participation in commencement please fill out online form at:


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 or at


Please take the time to order regalia & complete  the participation survey

To confirm participation please fill the online form at

March 17th – Deadline to order Regalia with delivery to Campus Book Stores.  (RSC seniors attending Honors Convocation on April 19th will need to order by this date to have regalia in time.)


April 7th – Deadline to confirm your participation in Commencement

April 17th – Deadline to order your cap and gown to be sent home


Rehearsal (Mandatory for students wishing to participate in Commencement)
Houston Field House (RPI) located at 1900 Peoples Avenue, Troy, New York
DATE: Friday, May 12, 2017
TIME: 5:15 – 6:45 p.m.

Houston Field House (RPI), 1900 Peoples Avenue, Troy, New York
DATE: Saturday, May 14, 2016
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