49th Annual Commencement

Virtual Celebration on Friday, July 10, 2020, 3 pm

Details regarding plans will be shared later this month.

Registration not required.

Please Note: It is Excelsior’s policy that graduates may register and walk in one ceremony in July in Albany, New York for each earned degree. So, in addition to the Class of 2020 enjoying our virtual celebration this year, they also have the option to register to attend and walk in a future traditional ceremony too.

A Message From President Baldwin

Dear Graduates,

Commencement is our favorite day of the year. In anticipation of this year’s July 10 event, we have been monitoring COVID-19 closely and assessing news from public health officials in New York. Unfortunately, the events surrounding COVID-19 have raised insurmountable concerns with protecting the health and safety of our graduates and their families, faculty, and staff for a traditional Commencement. As it is still important to all of us to honor the day and based on feedback, we will celebrate on July 10 with a virtual Commencement ceremony.

Commencement is the highlight of our year, and we are bringing our same attention to detail and creativity to our virtual event. Specific plans are underway and will be shared by email and on the website in the next few weeks.

You are resilient and have persisted through challenges to earn your degree. We are disappointed to not celebrate in person this year, but we envision a far-reaching celebration to recognize the entire Class of 2020. Our hearts are with you and still full of pride for your accomplishment.

More details will follow soon. In the meantime, please reach out with any questions or review up-to-date information as we publish it on this web page.

Be well,

James N. Baldwin, JD, EdD

Academic Regalia

Regalia is not required for the virtual celebration, but if you would like to purchase it, please order your regalia online by June 19, 2020.

College Merchandise

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Nursing pins may be ordered by calling 800-324-5995, ext. 6956 or emailing jostensnursing@mtmrecognition.com