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Travel & Tourism


For assistance with travel arrangements, contact the College’s travel agency:

  • Plaza Travel Center

Let them know you are attending Commencement and they will help you look for the lowest airfares available on a choice of airlines serving Albany International Airport. Car rentals can be secured in the same phone call.

Hotel Reservations

Single/double occupancy rate of

All reservations must be made by Sunday, June 23, 2013, in order to receive the special rate of $139 per night.

Note: The Desmond is a smoke-free hotel.

Tourist Information

Excelsior College welcomes you to discover Albany and the Capital Region of New York State. This area has enticed visitors for more than 400 years and offers historic sites, fabulous attractions, and entertaining events. World-class museums, unique galleries, stunning architecture, excellent restaurants, and welcoming accommodations will make your experience legendary.

For more information on Albany and the Capital Region, visit, and for statewide information, visit

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