55th Annual Commencement

Commencement 2023 will take place on Friday, May 12, 2023, beginning at 4 p.m. in the PE Building. Reception to follow.

Graduation Application

If you believe you are eligible to graduate, you must complete a graduation application, regardless of whether you plan to participate in the ceremony. In order to have your name published in the Commencement program, you must submit your graduation application no later than April 7, 2023.

Seeking Student Speaker, Singer and Signer for Commencement

We are seeking applications from members of the graduating Class of 2023 who are interested in being the student speaker at Commencement. Applications are due by Friday, March 3, 2023. Download and print the application here. 

We are also seeking students interested in singing or signing the national anthem – please contact Vicki Brown no later than March 3 if you are interested. Details about auditions will follow at a later date.

Commencement Regalia

If you are eligible to participate in the Commencement ceremony, you can pick up regalia (caps and gowns) in the College Bookstore beginning Monday, April 17 through Friday, May 5. Bookstore hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To receive caps and gowns, you must show photo ID (i.e. driver’s license, Herkimer College ID or other government issued photo ID). You will be fitted for your cap and gown at pick up, and will be asked to sign for them. If you are unable to pick up your regalia during this time, email Mr. Craft or call 315-866-1550 by Friday, April 28 to make special arrangements.


More details about Commencement will be announced at a later date.