Category Archives: Commencement

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College announces new changes to the spring Undergraduate Commencement ceremony

Beginning May 2017, SUNY New Paltz will split Undergraduate Commencement into two main ceremonies, with the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.,…


Distinguished scholars celebrate graduation at end-of-year Honors Program ceremony

The SUNY New Paltz Honors Program provides highly motivated students with opportunities to engage in deep learning practices and conduct major scholarly research in an atmosphere conducive to independent thinking,…

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First World Graduation celebrates excellence of New Paltz graduates of color

Select representatives of the SUNY New Paltz Class of 2016 were inaugurated into the First World New Paltz alumni society during the 42nd annual First World Graduation on May 14….

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Students receive advanced degrees at 2016 Graduate Commencement Ceremony

Hundreds of students representing the classes of August 2015, December 2015, May 2016 and August 2016 were presented with graduate degrees before an audience of loved ones and College faculty…


New grads celebrate with loved ones at 2016 SUNY New Paltz Commencement

The SUNY New Paltz Class of 2016 stood before families, friends, faculty and staff and received their undergraduate degrees at the annual spring Commencement celebration on May 15, as a…

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Spring semester Outstanding Graduates commended before audience of family and faculty

It is a SUNY New Paltz tradition at the close of each semester to honor the efforts of distinguished graduates-to-be who have earned places atop their academic programs through excellent…

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School of Business celebrates student enterprise at end-of-year ceremony

The students, staff and faculty of the SUNY New Paltz School of Business took a moment at the close of the spring 2016 semester to honor the hard work of…

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“Cheers!” Class of 2016 saluted at Senior Toast

The eighth annual SUNY New Paltz Senior Toast continued the College’s tradition of inviting members of the campus community to raise a glass with graduating seniors in tribute to their…

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Top-performing EOP students recognized at honor society induction ceremony

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at SUNY New Paltz hosted its 14th annual Chi Alpha Epsilon (XAE) National Honor Society Induction Ceremony on May 5. The event officially recognized 65…

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College names valedictorian and salutatorian for Undergraduate Commencement

Margaret Hack ’15 (English), of New Windsor, N.Y., has been named the valedictorian for the 2016 Undergraduate Commencement at SUNY New Paltz. As the top student among the participating graduates…