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Commencement At Excelsior College

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48th Annual Ceremony

Friday, July 12, 2019, 3 pm

Empire State Plaza Convention Hall
Albany, New York

Commencement Registration is Open

Student Support Award Nominations Now Open

This award honors a special person or group whose valuable assistance and encouragement significantly contributed in helping a graduate earn a degree.

You have the opportunity to recognize the individual(s) who provided you with the extra support that made a positive difference in your educational journey. The deadline for nominations is April 12.

Download the Nomination Form

Participate as the Graduate Speaker

Nominate yourself or a graduate you know to represent the class by speaking at Commencement.

Submit a brief statement incorporating the following:

  • What the nominee values most about his/her experience with the College
  • General overview of the proposed speech topic
  • List of nominee's previous public speaking experience

Email your statement by May 12 to Alicia Baker at


Excelsior-branded apparel and accessories will be on display at Commencement and College staff will be available to assist with orders.

Jostens representatives will also be available to assist you with ordering Excelsior College class rings, jewelry, personalized graduation announcements, diploma frames, and more.

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

You can also shop online, anytime:

Shop Apparel and Accessories

Shop Class Rings, Jewelry, Diploma Frames, & More

Graduation Photographs

Before and after the ceremony at the Convention Center:
You and your guests can pose for a free photo, printed on the spot!

During the ceremony:
Island Photography will take two to three professional photos as graduates cross the stage during the ceremony. Color proofs and ordering information will be sent within one to three days after the ceremony. No obligation to purchase.

Visit Island Photography's Website

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