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Spring Commencement

Our next Spring Commencement, Farmingdale State College's Centennial Commencement, is scheduled to be held at 7:00pm on Tuesday, May, 21, 2019 at the Nold Athletic Track Complex. Graduates MUST arrive prior to 5:00pm for check-in.

Be advised Island Photography will be shooting optional "dugout" photos in the softball stadium. You may plan to arrive early (4:00-4:15pm) to check-in and get your photo taken in your regalia

The Centennial Commencement is expected to run approximately 2 hours and will culminate in a fireworks display. Please note there will only be one ceremony honoring all Spring 2019 graduates. Additionally, this is an outdoor ceremony. 

All graduates and guests are advised to view the 2019 Spring Commencement Site Map prior to the May 21st ceremony. Please note the graduate and guest check-in areas indicated in red font. Additionally, please take note of the drop-off areas and Handicapped Parking spots.

In the event of threatening weather, an automated hotline will be active on Commencement Day ONLY. The phone number is 934-420-GRAD (4723). Additionally, please check the Farmingdale State College home page for weather information and livestream details.

Cap and Gown purchases can be made at the Campus Bookstore.

Academic award distinctions (honor cords for academic achievement and/or gold tassels for Latin Honors) will be provided to eligible students at Commencement check-in and are unavailable before that time.


FACULTY AND STAFF CEREMONY PARTICIPANTS are encouraged to read their specific COMMENCEMENT INSTRUCTIONS in preparation for the May 21st ceremony.


Guests requiring alternate seating arrangements are encouraged to read our ALTERNATE ACCOMMODATIONS document.


Spring Commencement inquiries can be sent to commencement@farmingdale.edu.


Archived images from both 2018 Spring Commencement ceremonies are available to view on Flickr