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Commencement Eligibility, Diplomas and Honors


You are eligible to participate in the May 2022 Commencement Ceremony if:

  • You are graduating in December 2021, May 2022, or August 2022.
  • You have not previously had your name listed in a SUNY Geneseo Commencement program
  • You have not participated in an earlier SUNY Geneseo Commencement ceremony for the degree you are earning

All critical and necessary information about applying to graduate (for both undergraduates and masters candidates) is found on the Graduation Records Office page

Please note: 

  • To be listed in the Commencement Program, a graduation application (for both undergraduates and masters candidates) 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.


After a degree is awarded, diplomas are ordered for students who have cleared all Student Accounts holds. Diplomas ship within 90 days from the date an individual degree is awarded to the address provided on the graduation application. We recommend students verify their name and mailing address in their KnightWeb account under "Student Records."

Students are urged to read the Graduation Records webpage for more detailed information.


Final honors for December 2021 graduates will be listed in the Commencement Program for those students attending May 2022 ceremony. Tentative honors are listed for May 2022, and August 2022 graduates and do not include any Spring 2022 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