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Commencement Ceremony Details


Tickets are not required. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests can also watch Commencement ceremonies in the air-conditioned Irene A. Bisgrove Community Theatre via a live video feed on a large screen at the front of the auditorium.

Reserved seating is available for individuals who need special accommodations. For more information, contact Janet Mudge at 315-255-1743, ext. 2325 or


Live Televised Broadcast

Members of the Telcom Department will record the Commencement ceremony, which will be broadcast live on local (Auburn) Time Warner Cable Channel 12. Check the local Time Warner listing for more details.


Seating Chart and Event Layout



While a spirit of joy and enthusiasm is encouraged for this ceremony, the resolve and dignity of the occasion, which marks the accomplishment of the graduates, should be observed.

Wearing of the traditional academic cap and gown is part of the Commencement decorum and proper attire worn with the cap and gown is required.


Disability Information/Special Accommodations

If family members or other guests have a need for limited mobility access, please contact Janet Mudge at 315-255-1743, ext. 2325 or as soon as possible so that we can be sure to accommodate them.

Special requests for students with disabilities for the Commencement ceremony should be made to Karen Grella by e-mailing


Commencement Day Arrival and Check-In

Graduates should arrive no later than 11:30 a.m. to check in and fill out an alumni survey. The traditional candidate academic procession will form in the north wing of the Main Building beginning at 12:15 p.m., and get underway slightly before 1 p.m.

The Commencement ceremony will begin promptly at 1 p.m. in the Spartan Hall Gymnasium.


Parking Information

Parking is available on the Auburn Campus lots. However, no parking is allowed along circular drives near the front and rear entrances. Cars must be parked in compliance with existing signs and markings.

The speed limit on campus is 15 miles per hour.


Graduation Photos and Videos

Professionals from Island Photography will photograph each graduate as he or she receives the diploma cover from College President Gregory DeCinquie. Shortly thereafter, Island Photography will mail a photo proof and ordering information to each graduate, who are under no obligation to purchase. For more information, contact Island Photography at 1-800-869-0908,, or PO Box 70, Port Washington NY 11050.

A DVD of the 2015 Commencement ceremony also will be available to graduates and their families. For more information about cost and placing an order, contact Bruce Walter, Coordinator of Technical Media Services, in L-114 on the Auburn Campus, at 315-255-1743, ext. 2295, or at

The College also encourages family and friends of graduates to take their own photos and videos and share with others on the official College Facebook page: