Checklist for Graduates

Commencement Preparation Checklist for Students 

The SUNY Poly community is excited to celebrate you and your fellow graduates on May 4.  

Below is a list of tasks that should be completed in preparation for commencement: 

1. Apply to graduate through the Registrar's Office as soon as possible to be reviewed for degree clearance if you have not done so already.  
Submit your application now > 

2. RSVP for commencement if you plan to attend in person; August 2023, December 2023, and May 2024 grads are welcome to walk in this ceremony.  
RSVP now >  

3. Order cap, gown, and other regalia by March 7. Payment is not due until pickup at the Wildcat Den. You will be notified by email when orders are ready. Online only students may order regalia to be shipped to their home, with payment at the time of order. No orders can be placed after March 7, but some in-stock regalia may be available after that time. 
Order regalia now >  

4. Share commencement details with family and friends. Don't wait to let your loved ones know the details of the big day. Share the info so that they can plan for this day of celebration.
Link to share > 

5. Complete the First Destinations/Graduate Survey on April 17. You will receive an email letting you know that your regalia is available for pick-up and you can complete the survey at that time.
Coming soon > 

6. Update your contact info to stay connected for career opportunities, events, and opportunities to correct. 
Update now > 

7. Celebrate your accomplishments at pre-commencement events. 
See event schedule > 

8. Visit our Commencement FAQ page for answers to your questions, or email
View FAQs >  


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Detailed information, brochures and forms can be mailed to you upon request.


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