53ª ceremonia anual de graduación

Viernes, July 12, 2024

MVP Arena, Albany NY • Ceremony begins at 11 a.m. ET

Congratulations to the Class of 2024!

This webpage is our Commencement hub. Registration is now closed for the 2024 event.
Graduate instructions and information are included here to assist registered graduates and their guests plan their special day.

Lea más abajo para conocer los detalles de nuestra asistencia al acto. Visite nuestra página de preguntas frecuentes para obtener más respuestas a sus preguntas más habituales sobre la ceremonia de graduación.

Viernes, July 12, 2024, 11:00 a.m. ET
 

MVP Arena
located at:
51 South Pearl Street
Albany, NY 12207

Graduate Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. ET
Ceremony at 11:00 a.m. ET

Guests not limited and tickets not required. Visit the MVP Arena website to access all kinds of venue information.

Commencement takes place in downtown Albany, New York at the MVP Arena. The Arena website has complete information including directions and parking.
 
Visit Discover Albany o download their app for all kinds of travel and tourism information. Hotels and restaurants in the Downtown sections of their website are closest to the MVP Arena – some are within walking distance, but not all.
 

The website of the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District is another resource for planning including dining and parking information.

Make your trip even more memorable and plan to explore the historic sites and attractions the Capital Region of New York State has to offer. For statewide tourism information, visit the I Love NY website or download their app.

El MVP Arena entrances will open at 9:30 a.m. – the recommended entrance is the main entrance off South Pearl Street. Please plan to arrive early to allow time for parking.
 
Aparcamiento y cómo llegar: The MVP Arena has a parking garage located behind and attached to the Arena. It is easily accessible via Market Street or Beaver Street and has a clearance of 6’6”. It may not accommodate all graduates and guests, but there are other options near the Arena. View parking and directions information here: https://www.mvparena.com/plan-your-visit/directions-parking
 
Entradas: La entrada recomendada al MVP Arena es la principal, situada en el número 51 de la calle South Pearl.

Graduate check-in is located off the main entrance at ground level (atrium).

Guests should proceed up to the concourse level to access guest seating – College of Nursing and Health Sciences to the left and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to the right – follow signs. Graduates should leave personal belongings with their guests. View the MVP Arena security policy here: https://www.mvparena.com/plan-your-visit/security-procedures

Guest Seating: As a reminder, guests are not limited, and tickets are not required. Except for a few reserved seating areas, it is open seating for guests.
 
Tenga en cuenta: As you face the stage, the College of Nursing and Health Sciences will be seated in the left-side seating section on the Arena floor and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will be seated in the right-side seating section. All graduates will cross the stage from left to right.
 
Concessions will open at 9:30 a.m. on both sides of the Arena.

The MVP Arena is accessible and equipped with platform seating areas for guests with mobility issues. Unless you have prearranged seating, these areas are available first-come, first-served and will accommodate two guests with open seating close by. Staff will be available for questions at the entrances on the Concourse level past security.
 
Consulte aquí la información sobre accesibilidad del MVP Arena: https://www.mvparena.com/plan-your-visit/accessibility
 

Sign language interpreters will be positioned for best viewing from seating section 119.

Si usted tiene preguntas relacionadas con la fecha de concesión de su título y su elegibilidad académica para participar en el evento, póngase en contacto con su asesor.
Si usted tiene preguntas relacionadas con el evento, envíe un correo electrónico a commencement@excelsior.edu o llame al 518-608-8181.

 

Instrucciones para graduados

Graduate Check-in
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
 
Graduates should plan to arrive in their regalia at 9:30 a.m. when the doors to the MVP Arena open and check-in begins. Follow signs to graduate check-in, located off the main entrance at ground level (atrium). Check-in ends at 10:30 a.m.

Los graduados recibirán su tarjeta con su nombre al registrarse.

  • Conserve esta tarjeta, no la doble ni la doble.
  • Si su nombre es difícil de pronunciar, deletréelo fonéticamente en la tarjeta, pero no escriba nada más en esta cara de la tarjeta. Habrá bolígrafos disponibles.
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    Graduate Connections
    9:30 a.m. –10:30 a.m.

    After you arrive and check in, you and your guests can meet and mingle with faculty, staff, and other graduates on the ground level (atrium,) mid-level (mezzanine,) and upper-level (concourse) off the main entrance. The Alumni Association will greet you as you arrive and Excelsior t-shirts and purple alumni cords will be offered for sale. Faculty and academic departments will be located on the mid-level (mezzanine) which is one flight up. Our roaming photographers will be taking photos that will be uploaded to a site for downloading for free at your convenience. Instructions will be shared by photographers. Photo backgrounds will be available too. Excelsior looks forward to meeting you!

    Note: Lineup for the processional begins at 10:30 a.m., so be sure to check in before 10:30 a.m. Academic advisors will be in the lineup area to greet and congratulate you, and you can go to the lineup area as early as you’d like after checking in.

    Recordatorio: Los graduados e invitados del Colegio de Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud deben utilizar las escaleras de la izquierda y los del Colegio de Artes Liberales y Ciencias deben utilizar las escaleras de la derecha - ambas estarán señalizadas con un cartel.

    El personal ayudará a guiar a los graduados a su lugar en la fila. Cada graduado tendrá un número único en su tarjeta identificativa y las filas estarán marcadas por Colegio, nivel de titulación y números para ayudarle a encontrar su lugar específico. Los graduados están en orden alfabético dentro de su grupo, esto coincide con la lista en el programa de Commencement. Por favor, manténgase en orden para la procesión y los asientos. ¡Sus asesores académicos también estarán en la zona de las filas para saludar y felicitar a usted!
    Regalia is required to participate in the ceremony. Please remember to bring your cap, gown, hood and tassel with you to Albany, NY and arrive at the MVP Arena dressed in your regalia. Your tassel should be on your right side; you will move it to your left during the ceremony as instructed. Regalia assistance will be available in the lineup area
     

    Associate and Bachelor’s degree graduates: Please wear your hood.

    Master’s degree graduates: Please drape your hood over your arm. You will carry it in the processional and as you walk toward the stage, you will hand it to the hooding marshals who will place it over your head before you proceed to the ramp to the stage.

    How To Wear your Commencement Regalia

    Processional: Begins promptly at 11:00 a.m. Please stay in formation and order. Deans and marshals will lead the lines of the Colleges and assist with graduate seating.

    Presentation of Graduates: Facing the stage, the College of Nursing and Health Sciences will be seated in the left-side seating section on the Arena floor and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will be seated in the right-side seating section. All graduates will cross the stage from left to right in this order: College of Nursing and Health Sciences then College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

    • Los alguaciles y el personal guiarán a los graduados por filas hasta el escenario.
    • Deje su programa en su asiento. Lleve al escenario únicamente su tarjeta identificativa.
    • Once on stage, your name will be scanned, and you will hand it to the announcer (Executive Dean) at the microphone. Proceed across the stage to accept your diploma cover and be greeted by Excelsior leadership with your name and degree displaying on the large ceremony screens.
      • Master’s graduates only: Please drape your hood over your arm. You will carry it as you walk toward the stage and hand it to the hooding marshals who will place it over your head before you proceed to the ramp to the stage.
    • Your name and degree will be displayed on the screens as you walk across the stage and Island Photography with take your photo. Proceed down the ramp, another photo will be taken, and return to your seat.

    Recessional: At the close of the ceremony, stay seated. First, the platform party will exit the stage, followed by faculty and alumni, and then graduates. All exit from front to back. Marshals will assist, please remain seated until it is your row’s turn to exit. Guests are asked to remain seated until the recessional leaves the floor of the Arena.

    Commencement will be available via livestream for graduates and guests to watch and celebrate from a distance. It can be accessed on this page, https://excelsior.edu/commencement and registration is not required to view the livestream. The video will be available after the event for additional viewing.

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    Professional Graduate Photographs

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    • Island Photography will take professional photos as graduates cross the stage during the ceremony. If you are attending Commencement, click here to register your contact information. Color proofs and ordering information will be sent after the ceremony with no obligation to purchase.
    • If you have any questions please visit Island Photography’s website or contact their customer service team via email at custserv@islandphoto.com or phone at 800-869-0908.
     

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