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Virtual Celebration of Graduates Planned

SUNY Orange will recognize its #SOClassof2020 with an online Virtual Celebration of Graduates event planned for 4 p.m., Thursday, May 21. The College’s in-person Commencement ceremony that was originally scheduled for that day has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information on how to access the ceremony, ways to participate via social media and a link to the SUNY Orange Foundation Kudoboard messaging system, visit https://sunyorange.edu/commencement/2020.html.

The Virtual Celebration of Graduates will be streamed on the SUNY Orange Facebook page at 4 p.m. and will be reposted to the College’s YouTube channel.

Following is the order of the celebration:

  • Welcome from Board of Trustees
  • Remarks from the College President
  • Conferral of Degrees
  • Presentation of Graduates and Graduate Candidates (names will scroll on the screen)
  • Celebratory Tassel Turn
  • Alma Mater
  • Graduate Tribute by Faculty/Staff

In this section, you will find SUNY Orange-related resources and communications pertaining to COVID-19. Links to past Coronavirus Updates provided to the College community are at left. In the event that the College needs to develop special policies, procedures, instructions or guidance related to COVID-19, those items will be shared here also.

We urge you to continue using the preventive measures recommended by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Also practice social distancing to the best extent that you can.

We also remind you that, if you feel sick and have symptoms of a virus, you should contact your doctor or healthcare provider. Do not go to your doctor or urgent care without calling first. They can direct you on the proper way to visit their office or how best to address your symptoms at home if they are mild.

Resources Available by Telephone

New York State Department of Health Novel Coronavirus Hotline: 1-888-364-3065 
(staffed during normal working hours, after-hours messages will be returned the next day)

Orange County Department of Health: (845) 291-2330

SUNY Orange Wellness Center: (845) 341-4870