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Commencement Eligibility, Diplomas and Honors

Please note: SUNY Geneseo's master's and undergraduate commencement ceremonies for 2020 have been postponed as part of the college's response to COVID-19. The information below is historical and may not be not applicable to 2020. Please visit the commencement homepage for more information.


You are eligible to participate in May 2020 Commencement Ceremonies if:

  • You are graduating in December 2019, May 2020, or August 2020.
  • You have not previously had your name listed in a Geneseo Commencement Program
  • You have not participated in an earlier Geneseo Commencement ceremony for the degree you are earning

To be listed in the Commencement Program, a Graduation Application (undergraduates) or a Diploma Application for Master's Degree (graduate students) must be on file with the Graduation Records Office.

No student may be listed in more than one Commencement Program or receive tickets for more than one ceremony.

Complete details on eligibility can be found in the Undergraduate Bulletin under 'Graduation'.


Students can verify their graduation application/diploma information in their Knightweb account under 'View Graduation Application' in 'Student Records'.

Any questions should be directed to the Graduation Records Office, Erwin 106.

Diplomas are mailed within 90 days of student's graduation date.


Final honors for December 2019 graduates will be listed in the Commencement Program for those students attending May 2020 ceremony. Tentative honors are listed for May 2020, and August 2020 graduates and do not include any Spring 2020 coursework. Final honors, based on the final cumulative GPA, will be noted on the diploma and transcript.

Summa Cum Laude 3.80-4.00

Magna Cum Laude 3.65-3.79

Cum Laude 3.50-3.64