SUNY Canton In-Person Commencement Celebrates Nearly 750 Graduates Saturday


SUNY Canton will be celebrating its 114th Commencement Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 14 in Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center. Approximately 750 students are scheduled to graduate this year from the college’s programs, which range from one-year professional certificates to four-year bachelor’s degrees.

Graduates celebrate in Roos House

“At this ceremony we will 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,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran in a message to graduates. “You should be very proud – I know we are.”

The college has reopened commencement to both students and their families. Masks will be available for those who have not received the COVID-19 vaccine. The in-person event will be live streamed for those who cannot attend. More information is available on the college’s commencement webpage.

Student speakers will include the year’s Outstanding Graduate Award Recipients.

Prior to commencement, graduates of the SUNY Canton Nursing programs will be recognized at special pinning ceremonies. The two-year RN ceremony will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, May 12 and the one-year LPN ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. the same day. Both events are scheduled in the Roos House.

The week following, the college will recognize employee and other award recipients at the Faculty and Community Awards dinner. The invite-only event will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, in the Roos House.

About SUNY Canton

As Northern New York's premier college for career-driven bachelor's degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs, SUNY Canton delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, management, and healthcare fields. It is home to the Center for Criminal Justice, Intelligence and Cybersecurity. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. As SUNY's leader in online education, SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as 23 online degree programs. The SUNY Canton Kangaroos 15 traditional athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level as part of the North Atlantic Conference. SUNY Canton also features varsity esports and cheerleading.