Applying for Graduation
Graduation and participation in the commencement ceremony are not automatic. Students must initiate the process themselves.
Are you close to finishing your degree? Make sure you have followed the steps in your Path to Completion!
Step One: Review your Degreeworks and Meet with your Advisor
Review your Degree Works page to make sure you have satisfied all of your Graduation Requirements. Meet with your Academic Advisor to go over any requirements that you might not have satisfied.
If you need assistance with advisement (including making a virtual appointment with the Office of Academic Advising) please visit the Office of Academic Advising online.
Step Two: Apply for Graduation
Applying for graduation does not include participation in the Commencement Ceremony, For all Commencement information see the Commencement webpage.
Application Due Dates
|Semester Finished||Conferral Month||Application Deadline||Special Notes|
|December||October 1 - December 4||Diplomas mailed out in February|
|May||January 25 - April 1||Students who apply by March 5th will be considered for potential Departmental Awards. Diplomas mailed in June. Any Applications receivved after April 1st will NOT be eligible to participate in Commencement.|
|August||January 25 - April 1||Must have no more than 6 credits or 2 courses that do not exceed 8 credits left to finish over the Summer 2021 semester and be registered for them in order to participate in the Commencement Ceremony. Diplomas mailed in October. Any Applications receivved after April 1st will NOT be eligible to participate in Commencement.|
(No May Commencement)
|August||May 31- August 6||Diplomas mailed in October.|
Step 3: Read your Email for Important Commencement Activity Information
SUNY Orange will be honoring its graduates with a Virtual Commencement Ceremony to be held on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
Once your application for Graduation is processed, you will receive an email from the Vice President’s Office with information about the Virtual Commencement, your cap and gown and other activities. Please be aware of strict deadlines.
In the meantime, feel free to review the most up to date Commencement Information online.
Step 4: Celebrate!
Celebrate your achievements by sharing the Virtual Commencement with your friends!
Starting with December 2020, there are no fees to apply for Graduation.
Getting My Diploma
All outstanding obligations to SUNY Orange (tuition, fees, books, etc.) must be satisfied before your diploma or certificate will be released.
All diplomas will be mailed to the address that was provided on the Graduation Application. Please notify the Registrar’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have had a change of address.
Request for Duplicate Diploma: If at any time your diploma is lost or damaged you can order a duplicate diploma. Please note the duplicate diploma will say duplicate on it and will be ordered with the same name as your original diploma.
Notes about Graduation Requirements
An overall cumulative 2.00 GPA is required for all degrees and for an A.A.S degree a 2.00 GPA in major courses either cumulative or in each course is required in addition to the overall 2.00 GPA requirement.
If you are anticipating receiving transfer credits in order to complete graduation requirements at SUNY Orange you must have completed a “Permission to Attend” form which gets approved by the Registrar and indicates SUNY Orange will accept the course(s) in transfer. All official transcripts need to be received by the Registrar’s Office no later than 7 business days prior to the graduation date.
Applying for graduation does not include participation in our one Commencement Ceremony held in May. Please visit the commencement page on the SUNY Orange website at http://www.sunyorange.edu/commencement/checklist.html for more detailed information about how to sign up to participate in the commencement ceremony. You will be receiving commencement information from the Office of the Vice President for Student Services. . For questions about the ceremony please contact the Office of the Vice President for Student Services at (845) 341 4000 or email email@example.com
Check your E-mail! All correspondence in reference to your graduation application status will be communicated via SUNY Orange email. Please check your email for important information and possible required action to be taken by you. Any questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org