Congratulations Class of 2020!

We are excited to welcome you in November for your long overdue Siena College Commencement! We are in the midst of planning for a full weekend of activities to coincide with our inaugural Homecoming celebration.

Please take just a few minutes to complete THIS FORM to save your seat for Commencement.

A few things to note:

  • Regalia will be optional. If you ordered a cap and gown through the Siena Bookstore it will be shipped out 2 weeks prior to Commencement.
  • While graduates may bring as many guests as they would like to the Commencement ceremony at the Times Union Center, there are specific protocols in place for the event. 
    • All unvaccinated guests (including graduates) are required to wear a mask at all times. 
    • All vaccinated guests must bring proof of vaccine and a photo ID.
      • Acceptable proof includes:
        • Print out, photocopy or original vaccination card
        • Photograph of vaccination card or Excelsior Pass that confirms a final shot at least 14 days prior to the event date.
      • All who have shown proof of valid vaccination will receive a wristband to wear and they will have the option of removing their masks during the event.
  • Please plan to join us for our inaugural Homecoming events including the Class of 2020 Champagne Toast. Please note that Siena is a fully vaccinated community, and any visitors at on-campus events must comply. See registration below to RSVP today.

Name Pronunciation

If you feel that there may be difficulty in pronouncing your name, a voice mailbox has been set up for you to record your name the way you would like it announced at commencement. Please call 518-782-6874 by November 10 and record the following:

1. The spelling of your last name

2. Your student ID number

3. Say your full name the way you would like it pronounced

Regalia (Cap and Gown)

Regalia will be optional for the 2020 Commencement Ceremony. If you ordered regalia through the Siena Bookstore it will be shipped 2 weeks prior to the Ceremony. If you do not plan to wear regalia, business attire is expected.


Bachelors Set: $74.95+tax (includes cap, gown, hood, tassel)

Parking at Times Union Center

The Times Union Center (TUC) manages a parking garage -- easily accessible via Market St. -- behind and attached to TUC. The garage has a clearance of 6'6". Daily parking rate is $8. 

Street parking is typically available on nights and weekends. The Times Union Center has no control over the prices charged on the street or at unaffiliated parking garages. Those prices are set by the independent companies that manage the garages.

Local Hotel Accommodations and Restaurants

Below are list of hotels and restaurants in close proximity to the college. 

Saints Bookstore

Now that you are a Siena College Graduate, you may want to add some new alumni gear to your collection of Green and Gold. Be sure to stop by the Saints Bookstore for apparel, merchandise and gifts during Homecoming Weekend. Siena is a fully vaccinated community, so only vaccinated individuals will be allowed on campus. 

The Saints bookstore is located in the basement of the Sarazen Student Union. For Commencement Weekend, the Bookstore will be extending their hours Saturday 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M., and Sunday 9:00 A.M. to 1:30 P.M..

Homecoming 2021

Your walk across the stage will be the marquee moment of Commencement, but the weekend will be packed with activities. We hope you sign up for all of our inaugural Homecoming events, including the Champagne Toast, alumni Mass, Homecoming basketball game, and more.

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