Graduating in May 2021? Make sure to submit your application!

New Paltz students who intend to graduate in May 2021 must complete a degree application in order to be reviewed for degree conferral.

This applies to undergraduate, graduate and advanced certificate students.

The application can be completed online and takes only a minute or two to complete.

Find it by going to > Students > Graduation > Degree Application

More information and some FAQs about the degree conferral process can be found at this link.

About Commencement 2021
The College will follow guidance from SUNY and state and local officials regarding the nature of our spring 2021 Commencement exercises.

SUNY’s most recent guidance on this subject was issued on Nov. 8, 2020, and reads in part:

“Commencement exercises ordinarily occurring at or near the close of spring 2021 semester will be considered in accordance with guidance from New York State. Campuses should begin to plan and message virtual commencements and/or safely distanced methods of recognition and degree dissemination for their graduates.”   

SUNY New Paltz is currently considering various options and will communicate them with the campus community once they have been finalized. Our plans will be contingent on state health department guidance at the time of Commencement.