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Master's Commencement Ceremony

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.

Commencement for master's degree recipients is scheduled for Friday, May 8, at 7:00 pm in Brodie Hall's Alice Austin Theatre. 

Each graduate will be given a minimum of 4 tickets. We will try and do everything possible to accommodate requests for extra tickets and provide you with all the tickets you need for your guests to celebrate and attend this important milestone. Thank you.

Tickets will be distributed by the Office of the Dean, Graduate Studies (Erwin 106) the week of April 20.

Graduates are asked to arrive for line up in Brodie Hall by the Alice Austin Theatre. There will be staff on hand to assist you and show you the location. Please arrive by 6:00pm.

Faculty, Staff and those individuals sitting with the Platform Party (on stage) will gather in the the Green Room in Brodie Hall prior to the ceremony. You are asked to arrive by 6:30pm.

There will be a reception following the ceremony in the Alice Austin Lobby for family and friends.

Questions about Graduation Requirements?

If you have questions about graduation requirements or eligibility, please contact Kelly Hoag at or call 585-245-5541.

Questions about the Graduation Ceremony?

If you have questions about the ceremony, please contact Andrea Klein at or call 585-245-5500.

Ordering a Master's Cap, Gown and Hood:

Please stop by the Barnes and Noble Bookstore in the College Union prior to March 1, 2020 to order your regalia (cap, gown and hood). If stopping by is not convenient, you may call and order (585-245-5866) or order online. A link will be posted February 1- March 1, 2020. The Bookstore will ship it to you for a standard shipping & handling fee. Master's Candidates must have the cap, gown and hood to participate.