At 9 AM, ALL GRADUATES will assemble at the Times Union Center in Albany to vest in caps, gowns and hoods. Buses will be available on campus near the townhouses and the chapel beginning at 8 AM to transport graduates (no guests).
Procession Marshals and Ushers will be available to assist with proper positioning in the procession. There is no rehearsal. Any graduate requiring special procession and seating arrangements because of the use of a wheelchair, crutches, etc., should contact the Office of Academic Affairs in writing as soon as possible, by email to email@example.com.
Doors to the Times Union Center will open at 8:30 AM for guests. The Academic Procession will commence promptly at 9:45 AM. We will assume that prospective graduates not in the procession line by this time are absent and their names will not be read during the ceremony. NO prospective graduate will enter the Graduate Seating Area of the arena after the Procession without clearance by the Marshals and Arena Floor Ushers. No guests will be authorized to enter the Graduate Seating Area or the floor of the arena at any time.
Commencement typically lasts three hours.