Celebrate Your Achievement

Excelsior holds an annual Commencement ceremony with all the pomp and circumstance that your degree accomplishment deserves. It is also an opportunity for the entire Excelsior College family to come together face to face, often for the first time, to celebrate the satisfaction and sense of accomplishment that is unique to our graduates.

Always a time for joy, recognition, and reflection, Commencement offers a very special chance to meet other graduates and make lasting connections.

Though you may have received your diploma already, we hope you will attend so that you may accept the public recognition your fine academic accomplishments deserve.

Bring family and friends—all are welcome. We look forward to meeting you in person and sharing your pride on this very special day.

Go to 2017 Commencement Information

In Their Own Words: Grads Describe the Commencement Experience

"The Excelsior staff was so helpful from the moment I entered. I was especially moved by their cheering as we made our way into the convention center. It just made me feel so proud and I was very moved by their enthusiasm. The day was amazing and very well organized. The Welcome Reception afterwards was fantastic. Well done!"—Heidi Blackwell, '14

"The Excelsior staff did an awesome job and this was the best Commencement I ever attended anywhere!!Great college and great Commencement! It vastly exceeded my expectations."—Michael Clarizio, '13

"It was an amazing experience to be on Albany and attend commencement ceremony. My family was able to see me and experience the ceremony via webcast and they said it was a perfect broadcast and felt as though they were there with me!!!! It's was very special, I traveled from Dublin Ireland to be there.... My family watched from Ireland, Los Angeles and Blaine Washington!!! That ability is priceless; thank you Excelsior!!!!"—Duwayne Petty, '14

"All of the events surrounding the commencement were extremely well planned and executed - this ranks among the best-organized commencements I have ever attended." —Mark Bowman, '00

Contact Us

Commencement Office

Save the Date

Friday, July 14, 2017 Commencement

Registration information will be sent to eligible graduates beginning in March 2017.