a graduate is greeted by President Kolison during 2021 stage walks


Save the Date!

Saturday, May 21, 2022

10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Steele Hall Field House

All Commencement activities are subject to change based on the New York State health and safety guidelines at the time of the event. We will update all affected students by email in the case of any changes as soon as they are made known to us.

Masks are required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, in all indoor spaces on campus. The only exceptions will be in personal living spaces, individual workspaces, and during indoor eating and drinking.

Please see individual sections of this website for Student, Family and Faculty/Staff information.

2022 Dual Ceremonies:

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


The 2022 Commencement Committee is looking for volunteers for either or both ceremonies. Any questions regarding volunteers should be directed to Assistant Director of Campus Life Rachel Martin via email. There is also an online form for interested persons to sign up to assist the committee.

2022 Tickets:

Ticket distribution for graduates begins on Wednesday, April 27, in the Fredonia Campus Ticket Office in the Williams Center, and continues until Friday, May 13. View ticket information

2022 Cap and Gown:

Regalia will be available to students in the Bookstore beginning Monday, March 21. View cap and gown information.

2022 Individual Graduate Photos:

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.


2021 Commencement Ceremony

Watch Video

Watch the hybrid Commencement video for the SUNY Fredonia Class of 2021. Graduates, we hope you watch with your loved ones on Saturday so you can celebrate all you have accomplished in receiving your degree. Commencement Programs and diplomas will be mailed to each graduate's home address at a later date.


Class of 2020 celebration video

Watch the Class of 2020 Celebration Video

Commencement 2020 Celebration
The Marketing and Communications team has produced a video released on the original scheduled date for Commencement, May 16, 2020, to celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2020. The video incorporates some of the aspects of a traditional Commencement ceremony in a digital format.


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