This collection highlights the history of commencement on campus. The collection includes materials dating back to the first graduation of 1871 (the school was founded in 1868) to more recent times. There are two types of materials illustrated online. The first type includes photographs of various graduations ceremonies. These photographs exhibit the evolution of commencement on campus from its downtown location to the present location on. The second type includes official commencement programs or booklets. These include information on graduate and undergraduate names and disciplines, schedule of events, Cortland's Alma Mater, special committees, and facility information as well.

Visit the SUNY Cortland Commencement webpage for the most recent ceremonies.

Visit the Commencement Video files dating back to 1988 for older video footage.


Browse the Commencement Collections:

Commencement Images

Commencement Programs