Eligibility Requirements for Participation
Students graduating in August and December 2012, May 2013, or August 2013 (lacking only one course) who have not previously had their name listed in a SUNY Canton Commencement program and have not participated in an earlier SUNY Canton Commencement ceremony for each degree received are eligible to participate. No student may be listed in more than one Commencement program per degree.
Transfer students are strongly encouraged to check with their School Dean as early as possible in the Spring semester to ensure validation of all transfer credit.
Participation in the ceremony does not guarantee that graduation requirements have been completed. Graduates will be certified at the Faculty Assembly Meeting scheduled for May 24.
The potential graduate listing by School, formatted for the program, will be available on the Commencement website for preview in April. Check the list to ensure that your name and degree title are correct.
To correct any spelling errors please contact the Office of the Registrar, French Hall 105 or call 315-386-7042.
To report missing information or incorrect denotations, etc. please contact the School Dean’s Office:
- Business & Liberal Arts, Faculty Office Building 416 or call 315-386-7328
- Canino School of Engineering Technology, Nevaldine North 105 or call 315-386-7411
- Science, Health and Criminal Justice, Cook Hall 125 or call 315-386-7401
Watch the Commencement website or your SUNY Canton email for the announcement.
Records, Diplomas, and Honors
Final honors for August and December 2012 graduates will be listed in the Commencement Program. Tentative honors are listed for May 2013 and August 2013 and do not include any Spring 2013 coursework. Final honors, based on the final cumulative GPA, will be noted on the diploma and transcript.
Diplomas will be mailed to May graduates in early summer.
Clear all financial holds that you may have. A diploma cannot be issued unless all financial obligations are satisfied.
This $10 fee is included on the Spring Semester bill and is required for all graduates.
All persons participating in the ceremony are required to wear a blue cap and gown with a blue and gold tassel.
A regalia package of cap, gown, and tassel ($40 tax included) will be available at the Campus Center Store beginning Monday, April 22. Bachelor degree hoods ($30 tax included) will also be available. Graduates who are not on campus during the Spring Semester may order regalia by emailing Corey Jordan, Campus Store Manager, at email@example.com
Upon request and verification, honor students may purchase a gold tassel ($5 tax included) at the Campus Center Store.
Members of the SUNY Canton honor societies are eligible and encouraged to wear their designated honor stole or cord. Members must contact their Honor Society Advisor by Monday, April 1 to order an honor stole or cord.
Included with the academic regalia from the Campus Center Store is a Commencement Packet. The packet includes practice instructions and other pertinent information. Participants with their own academic regalia may pick up a Commencement Packet from the Campus Center Store.
Rehearsal is scheduled for Friday, May 17 at 1:30 p.m. Meet on the Roselle Plaza and line up behind your school flag. Graduates participating in the ceremony must attend.
Rain Location: ROOS House Ice Arena
The 105th Commencement ceremony will be held at the Field House in ROOS House. The ceremony is scheduled for 10:30 a.m.
At 9:15 a.m. graduates convene on Roselle Plaza and line up alphabetically by curriculum behind their school flag.
The ceremony lasts approximately two hours and all candidates present at the ceremony will be recognized individually by name as they cross the stage.
A reception for graduates, family, friends, faculty, and staff immediately follows the Commencement ceremony.
Arrangements can be made for participants and guests with unique needs. Designated seating is available for people with mobility issues. Guests using this seating may be accompanied by one other member of their party.
To inquire about special parking or seating, please contact the Special Events Office at 315-386-7342.
Campus Center Store
The Campus Center Store, located in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center, will open on Saturday, May 18 from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. for any last minute purchases. Commemorative tee shirts will be on sale at the ROOS House on Commencement morning.
A professional photograph will be sent to you following Commencement. You will have the option of purchasing additional copies from the photographer. Details will be included in the Commencement Packet.
Commencement photos can be viewed at: www.geneseephoto.com
As an Omega Alpha Commuter Club fund-raiser, a large selection of fresh cut flowers will be available for purchase at Commencement.
To pre-order flowers: www.CommencementFlowers.com/index.php/SUNYCanton
Commencement announcements will be available for purchase. To order announcements: http://www.jostens.com/college/college-home.html. Click on College Graduation Products
Commencement on the Internet
SUNY Canton’s Information Services Department will be broadcasting SUNY Canton’s Commencement Ceremony on the Internet. Those interested in viewing the ceremony on their computer should log on to http://www.canton.edu/commencement
Depending upon availability and with roommate consent, parents and family of graduates may stay in their son's or daughter's room. These accommodations do not include any linens, towels, etc. Arrangements must be made in advance with the Residence Hall Director of your student's Residence Hall.
Those unable to stay with a son or daughter and unable to find local motel accommodations may reserve rooms in the residence hall. The charge for these accommodations is $20 per room (room has two beds; no linens, towels, etc are included).
Reservations must be made by Friday, April 26 by calling 315-386-7513 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Lodging in the immediate vicinity is limited. The Commencement Committee urges those planning to attend to make reservations as early as possible. The following listing may be of assistance in securing accommodations:
- St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce | 877-228-7810
- St. Lawrence County Bed & Breakfast Assoc. | 315-386-2126
- Greater Watertown North Country Chamber of Commerce | 315-788-4400
- Malone Chamber of Commerce | 518-483-3760
SUNY Canton Legacy
A Legacy is a student who has a son, daughter, parent, or grandparent who is an alumnus of the College. This program recognizes families for their continued generational support and helps Legacies stay connected through special events. If you are a Legacy, email Peggy Levato by April 1 at email@example.com. Include the following information: Your Name, Degree, Mailing Address, Phone Number and E-mail Address. Please indicate the same information for your family member who is also a Legacy.
Special Events Office
Richard W. Miller Campus Center, 211
Debra A. Lowry