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Commencement

Commencement

In Person Commencement: Saturday, May 14 at 1 p.m.

View the live stream event online.

Have family or extended family who are unable to attend? The event will be recorded and available to stream live on May 14 at 1 p.m.

Apply to Graduate
If students missed the Feb. 28 deadline for applying to graduate through BannerWeb, they should contact their academic department. Students should ensure they provide their name as they want it to appear on their diploma.

Graduation Fee
There is a $60 graduation fee associated with graduation, which covers diploma cover, cap and gown. Please contact the Office of Student Records and Financial Services (SRFS) by emailing SFS@AlfredState.edu, calling 1-800-4-Alfred (option 2), or in person by visiting the Agriculture Science Building on the Alfred campus. The $60 fee will be added at your request to your spring 2022 semester bill. The fee can also be paid at the campus bookstore. Please note that students graduating with a bachelor degree will need to purchase their hood for a $30 fee.

Graduation Packet Pick Up
Students can pick up their graduation packets from the campus bookstore starting April 11. Each packet includes the cap and gown, tassel, photo card, and information about the ceremony. Each student should try on their gown to ensure fit, and iron it before the ceremony. If you are unable to pick up your packet in person, please contact 607-587-4020 to make other arrangements. Wellsville students have the option to pick up their packets from either the Wellsville or Alfred campus bookstores. Northland students will have their packets available from Joyce Brown.

Guests and Seating
Admission to Pioneer Stadium begins at 12:30 p.m. No tickets are required, and there is currently no limit to the number of guests per student. However, be aware that seating is on a "first come, first serve" basis. Folding lawn chairs are permitted, but must have a one inch (minimum size) diameter flat bottomed feet. No seating is allowed on the track.

Parking
Parking is available in any faculty, staff, student, or visitor lots on campus. There will be a free shuttle running from the parking lots to the Commencement site. Stops will be designated along the campus loop.

Parking lots 18 and 19 are reserved for vehicles with government issued handicapped permits or a permit issued by the University Police for the day. University Police can be contacted at 607-587-3999 Monday- Friday 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Car Raffle
All students attending commencement can enter into the car raffle, donated by our Wellsville Automotive Department. Raffle tickets are in the graduation packet. The raffle will be held at the end of the ceremony. Student must be present to win.

Getting Here
Those travelling from NYC area can book tickets through Megabus for travel to Alfred on Friday, May 13 and return Sunday May 15.

Where to Stay
When searching the local area, there are lodging options in Alfred as well as in local areas of Hornell, Wellsville, and Bath. We recommend making arrangements in advance.

Special Accommodations
Please contact Melanie Ryan at 607-587-4506 by April 22 if you require an American Sign Language interpreter. Seating and parking are available for guests with disabilities (including wheelchairs).

For those requesting specialized seating, only one additional family member will be allowed in the reserved seating area. Additional guests will be asked to sit in the general seating area. Please contact Melanie Ryan by May 12 for reserved seating.

Animals are not permitted at the Commencement ceremony unless they are service animals. If you wish to bring a service animal, please contact Melanie Ryan at 607-587-4506.

Reception
After the ceremony, there will be a reception for each school with light refreshments at the following locations:

School of Applied Technology- The Terrace, Central Dining Hall

School of Architecture, Management and Engineering Technology- Park Space, Student Leadership Center

School of Arts and Sciences- Student Gathering Place, Central Dining Hall

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! Now's the time to leave your permanent mark on Alfred State.
Show your Pioneer Pride by ordering a Legacy Brick today, and join the many other alums in Alumni Plaza on the Alfred campus or the Campus Courtyard on the Wellsville campus. See our website to learn more about buying a brick or call the Alumni Office at 607-587-3931.

Additional questions?

Any additional questions can be directed to Joann Bloxsom at 607-587-3960 or by emailing Commencement@alfredstate.edu.

Senator Schumer Message to 2022 ASC Grads

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Watch Senator Schumer's video

Northland Campus Commencement: Saturday, May 21 at 1 p.m.

Graduation Fee
There is a $60 graduation fee associated with graduation, which covers diploma cover, cap and gown. Please contact the Office of Student Records and Financial Services (SRFS) by emailing SFS@AlfredState.edu, calling 1-800-4-Alfred (option 2), or in person by visiting the Agriculture Science Building on the Alfred campus. The $60 fee will be added at your request to your spring 2022 semester bill.

Graduation Packet Pick Up
Each packet includes the cap and gown, tassel, photo card, and information about the ceremony. Each student should try on their gown to ensure fit, and iron it before the ceremony. Northland students will have their packets available from Joyce Brown.

Reception
There will be a reception with light refreshments after the ceremony.

Tune into the live stream of the Northland ceremony on Saturday, May 21.