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Monday, May 17 • Tuesday, May 18 • Wednesday, May 19

Modified Commencement Celebrations (Grad Walks)

We’re excited to be able to offer a series of modified Commencement celebrations during the week of May 17, which are open to both undergraduate and graduate students who are completing their degrees. Our graduates will be able to register to attend the ceremony of their choice. These events will be your official Grad Walk! Each event will feature brief remarks, followed by the conferral of degrees, and an opportunity for each graduate to receive their diploma cover, have their name read, walk across the stage, and have their photo taken. 

The Grad Walks will take place at the following dates and times: 

  • Monday, May 17: 2 pm & 7 pm
  • Tuesday, May 18: 10 am & 5 pm
  • Wednesday, May 19: 2 pm & 7 pm

Saturday, May 22

Traditional Graduation Ceremony (Virtual)

The formal part of our traditional Commencement ceremony will take place virtually through a YouTube Live event on Saturday, May 22. This ceremony will include formal remarks from President Heidi Macpherson and some celebratory content, followed by a personalized slide for each graduate that includes their name being read, and a photo or video that can be shared with family and friends. More information for participating graduates

Commencement Videos

Enjoy our 2021 Virtual Commencement Video and the Grad Walks:

Academic Regalia

Regalia — caps, gowns, and tassels — will be available for purchase online or in the SUNY Brockport Barnes & Noble Bookstore. Get more details as there are deadlines for orders.

Application for Graduation

You must complete the graduation application to participate in the Virtual Commencement Ceremony and the Grad Walks. It also informs us you have completed all your degree requirements and are ready to graduate. Students who graduate in Fall ’20, Winter ’21, Spring ’21, Summer ’21, and Fall ’21 can walk in the May 2021 Ceremony.

However, you must apply for graduation for the term you will be done with your degree requirements. More information on the application including graduation FAQs.

Class of 2021 Commencement Guestbook


For questions about the Application for Graduation

Call (585) 395-2531 or email

For general questions about Commencement


SUNY Brockport is fully committed to providing accessible events to all.  If you need a disability-related accommodation, please contact the Commencement Office at: Requests should be made by May 7, 2021.

Last Updated 5/26/21