Graduating this spring? Set up your Commencement slide today!

The following email was sent to graduating students by email on April 27.

Dear SUNY New Paltz graduates and graduates-to-be,

Congratulations on reaching this milestone! We’re looking forward to celebrating with you at our in-person Commencement ceremonies on May 14 – 16.

But the in-person celebration isn’t the only thing we’re planning! SUNY New Paltz is partnering with MarchingOrder to create a virtual slideshow of our 2021 graduates, in addition to the in-person events.

Whether or not you’re planning to attend an in-person Commencement ceremony, adding your slide to our Commencement coverage is a great way to share your achievements with the world!

We’re offering this free option as an extra way to recognize our outstanding graduates. The slideshow will be available on our website during Commencement weekend and will remain archived in our coverage for one year.

Use this link to RSVP by the May 3 deadline

Then upload your photo and compose a personal message for your family and friends to see.

Once you upload your slides, we’ll add them on our Commencement coverage page, where we’re highlighting all the ceremonies, exhibitions, awards ceremonies and other end-of-year events celebrating this year’s graduating class.

Questions? Contact us at

We look forward to seeing your Commencement slide!


SUNY New Paltz Commencement Office