Students celebrate at Commencement

A Letter to the Class of 2024

Dear Graduates and Families,

Congratulations on reaching this important milestone! You have worked hard to achieve your goal of completing your program of study, and we at SUNY Canton are now preparing to celebrate your achievements at the 116th Commencement on May 11, 2024. At this ceremony, we will not only award diplomas, certificates, and awards; we will also honor your extraordinary accomplishments and the commitment of time and resources that students and families, as well as faculty and staff, have devoted to helping get us to this momentous place. You should be very proud – I know we are.

We are also proud of the way SUNY Canton has grown and developed in response to the changing needs of our students, the educational environment, and our economy. We strive to prepare our students for a successful new beginning, whether that is moving into productive careers or continuing education. The purpose of the Commencement ceremony is to officially usher you into this exciting new chapter in your lives.

The Commencement ceremony is a special event that requires a great deal of planning and careful attention. We have several resources to help you prepare for this special day. This information can be found at the links listed throughout our Commencement webpage; you should find answers to frequently asked questions by students, families, guests, and faculty. Please take a moment to read through this information carefully.

As President, I consider it an honor to preside over Commencement at SUNY Canton, and I look forward to celebrating with you.

Best Regards,

Dr. Zvi Szafran

This year’s Commencement Program will be available at the ceremony in digital format for all attendees. There will be a limited supply of printed programs – one will be placed on each graduate’s seat, with the remainder being available to families (one per family unit). A link and QR code will be available at the event.