Get your Commencement swag here! Info on Senior Toast glasses, new Instagram stickers and the Senior Gift

We’re getting excited for Commencement 2021 and want to share some information about how our graduates-to-be can get in on the celebration!

As always, you can find detailed information about Commencement, including FAQs, at

Raise a glass at the Senior Toast, May 13 at 4 p.m.

The Senior Toast is one of our favorite spring traditions at SUNY New Paltz, as we look back on great times at the College, and look ahead to bright futures for our future alumni.

This year we’re getting together online for a virtual celebration that will also be streamed on YouTube.

All August 2020, December 2020 and May 2021 bachelor’s degree recipients are invited.

This year, not only can you attend the event, you can also contribute a photo or video to be added to our Senior Toast montage! Be sure to submit by May 6 in order to be included!

Seniors can also pick up a free champagne flute to commemorate the good times at New Paltz. Flutes will be available for pickup with student ID on May 12, and all through Commencement weekend. More details here.

New Commencement stickers are here!

Our designers have been working up some new creations for students, faculty, alumni and proud family members to use in their Instagram Stories and other social media posts.

Just tap the stickers icon and search “New Paltz” or “@sunynewpaltz” in the search bar to find them!

You can see everything we’ve created on GIPHY, and get detailed instructions here for how to use them on Instagram.

One more thing … Consider supporting the Senior Class Gift

We’ve asked so much from our students over the last year-plus, and you’ve given your all at every step.

The Senior Gift is a voluntary option, organized by an all-student committee who have given their time to make one more contribution to our campus community, and provide opportunities for future generations of New Paltz Hawks.

We hope our graduating students, alumni, and their family and friends will consider contributing $20.21 or more to the Senior Class Gift in honor of all that our senior class has accomplished.

More information here. Thank you!