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Commencement Committee
c/o Campus Life Office
Michael Lemieux, Chair
Williams Center
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3143

Got plans?

Excited gradStudents graduating this year are invited to share their future plans for posting on the website. Information can include new jobs, acceptances to graduate schools or other programs, and professional summer activities. Parents, faculty and staff members are encouraged to submit items, as are students.  Please include the graduate's name, hometown, and major. Tell us your future plans.


Julianne Foster selected to receive Lanford Presidential Prize at Commencement

Seniors receive 2016 SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence

Distinguished alumnus Dr. Jeffery W. Kelly named Commencement speaker

Four-time Tony nominee Judy Kuhn to receive honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree at Commencement

Fredonia celebrates nearly 1,400 among its Class of 2016

Congratulations to the Class of 2016!


2016 Dual Ceremonies:

Bachelor's and master's degree and advanced certificate graduates are combined during these ceremonies. View information on when students will graduate.

Campus Map

2016 Tickets:

Ticket distribution for graduates begins on Monday, April 18, in the Williams Center, and continues until Friday, May 6. View ticket information.

2016 Cap and Gown:

Regalia will be available to students in the Bookstore beginning Monday, March 29. View cap and gown information.

Students with Special Needs/Families with Special Needs

Student Rehearsal on Friday, May 13

2016 Individual Graduate Photos and Commencement DVDs:

A professional photographer from Island Photography will take photographs of each graduate as they are recognized during each Commencement ceremony. This does not represent an endorsement by Fredonia and there is no obligation to purchase. It is a service provided to our Commencement families and guests.

Within 48 hours after Commencement, students will be emailed a secure link and a PIN to view and order photos. Students can also register the email addresses of friends and relatives so that they would receive a direct link to their photos by visiting the website:

For questions, graduates should contact Island Photography customer service at (800) 869-0908 or email

In addition, professional DVDs including both ceremonies will be mailed to each participant in July as a gift from the Commencement Committee, the Fredonia Alumni Association and the Fredonia College Foundation.

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