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Class of 2021 Commencement

In addition to the commencement ceremony, this virtual event includes a senior oration, messages from Geneseo alumni, and individual recognition for each graduate.


Two copies of the 155th Commencement for SUNY Geneseo program will be mailed to each graduate’s home in the coming weeks.

Diploma Covers

Each year, Alumni Relations gifts each graduate with a custom Geneseo diploma cover. Students who participated in the May 12 event were given one at that time.

If you did not participate in the May 12 event and would like a diploma cover, please complete this form and one will be sent to you. We ask that you complete the form by May 25, as we want to get them in the mail promptly to our graduates. 


Diplomas will be mailed to graduates’ homes within 90 days of the student’s graduation date; students can verify status in their Knightweb account.

Commencement Ceremonies

Undergraduate Ceremony

Graduate Ceremony

Congratulations from State Leaders

SUNY Chancellor Malatras

Lt. Governor Hochul

Senator Schumer

About Commencement Submissions

Graduates were invited to submit their own individual photo, brief statement and 10 second video clip.

Starting in January, we advised graduating seniors to expect emails from "StageClip" and Geneseo's events office asking for a photo, a statement, or a video for the virtual commencement. Since then, we have sent seven emails urging students to upload material for the ceremony. To allow time for video compilation and captioning, the submission deadline was May 12.

All graduating seniors are recognized in the virtual ceremony, regardless if they submitted materials.

Class of 2021