Commencement 2023

Commencement 2023

Commencement 2023

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Commencement 2023

SUNY New Paltz is preparing to celebrate our newest graduates in outdoor Commencement ceremonies on May 19, 20 & 21, 2023.

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Graduate Ceremony

Friday, May 19, 2023
6 pm - 7:30 pm
Old Main Quad

Undergraduate Ceremonies:

Saturday, May 20, 2023
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
10 am - noon
Old Main Quad

Sunday, May 21, 2023
Schools of Business, Education, Fine & Performing Arts, Science & Engineering
10 am - Noon
Old Main Quad



Only SUNY New Paltz students may download tickets from the following classes:

August/December 2022; January/May/August 2023

Due to space capacity inside the reserved seating area, and to be fair to all students, only four tickets will be reserved and duplicate tickets will not scan. Extra guests may bring lawn chairs and blankets and sit outside the reserved seating area. Children two and over will need a ticket.

Tickets are only available online to students who have completed the 2023 Application for Graduation with the university’s Office of Records and Registration.  

How do I reserve my four guest tickets?

When logging into the ticketing software to download your four guest tickets, you MUST use your email that notified you about your tickets. This could be your New Paltz email or personal email I.E. GMAIL, YAHOO, ETC.) Note: if you recently registered to graduate, please allow a few days for your email to be entered into the ticketing software.

Note: These same tickets will be used to reserve space inside the disability seating area. PLease see FAQ link under Resources and scroll down to Disability Section to reserve.

Friday, May 19

Saturday, May 20
Undergraduate: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Sunday, May 21
Undergraduate: Schools of Business, Education,
Fine & Performing Arts, and Science & Engineering



If you continue to have trouble downloading your tickets, please first explore the applicable troubleshooting document below to expedite downloading your four guest tickets:

How Do I Activate My Account?

How Do I Claim My Tickets? 

If ticket download issues persist, please contact: and please allow up to 48 hours for a response. Please do not contact the Commencement Office or Records & Registration for ticketing error help. There is also a Will Call area to pick up guest tickets on the day of your commencement.


Seating Maps

Graduate Ceremony Seating Map
Undergraduate Saturday Ceremony Seating Map
Undergraduate Sunday Ceremony Seating Map

*Please note: These events are rain or shine, and are NOT TENTED. Please plan accordingly.