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Commencement 2024

SUNY Niagara Commencement 2024

Saturday, May 11, 2024

10:00 a.m. in the SUNY Niagara Main Gym

Outdoor celebration immediately following the ceremony featuring a DJ, refreshments, and photo stations!

Student Commencement Information

Date of Commencement: Saturday, May 11th 2024

Time: 10:00am

Location: SUNY Niagara Main Gym

3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn, NY 14132

Time Graduates Must Arrive: 1 hour prior to ceremony start time.

Parking: Graduates and guests for the commencement ceremony can park in Lot 1 on the front of campus closest to Saunders Settlement Road (Route 31).

Commencement Map

Where should GRADUATES go:

Graduates should report directly to the “Students Robing Room” (Theatre).  You will check in with the graduation staff to receive your name card and determine where to line up for the processional.  If you arrive late you will have to march at the end of the procession.  At the conclusion of the ceremony, you will follow the marshals in a recessional directly out of the gym to our reception area outside of the Learning Commons.

Where should GUESTS go:

Guests can go directly to the Main Gym or the Learning Commons.  There is no charge for parking.

Guests will be allowed in the Main Gym approximately 1 hour before the ceremony – All guests must have a ticket.  General admission seating is on a first come, first serve basis.  No guests are permitted in the graduates’ seating area.  Commencement protocol does not permit seating of guests during the processional; late arrivals must wait to be seated until the processional ends.

What Should Graduates bring:

–Students should wear or bring your cap and gown and tassel

–You can’t carry any personal belongs in the Commencement processional line.  (Other than a cell phone) Please do not bring any valuables with you; (Including: purses, backpacks, helmets, bags) there is no place to store them.

Additional Information

  • Flowers will be sold on Commencement Day at the Ceremony – NCCC Foundation volunteers will sell flowers along with graduate necklaces in a tent outside before the ceremony.
  • Barnes & Noble College Bookstore – The Bookstore will have SUNY Niagara and Niagara Falls Culinary Institute merchandise for sale in a tent outside of H. Building and in Lot 1 during the reception.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or have special requests, please contact the Public Relations Office by phone 716.614.5974 or email Jillian Faddoul, Commencement Coordinator at