Candidate for January 2019 Commencement:

The January Commencement Ceremony will take place on Friday, January 25, 2019 in the Riesenberg Hall Gymnasium. This ceremony is for students meeting all of their degree requirements (for students in a license degree program, this include the passing of all seven modules of the USCG exam).

The program is as follows:

  • 2:00pm Graduates Arrive, Riesenberg Hall Classrooms 906/907
  • 3:00pm Commencement Ceremony, Riesenberg Hall Gymnasium

Immediately following the Commencement ceremony, you will be directed to Rooms 909 and 910 to collect your diploma and license (if applicable).

The official Commencement Announcement will be available for pick up starting on January 2, 2019 or you can pick it up the day of graduation when you check in. Each graduate will receive one Commencement Announcement. Please visit Ms. Pat Norman in the Student Life Office, 1st floor of Baylis Hall from 9:30am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday. Each graduate is allowed to bring 5 guests. While there are no tickets required for your guest(s), you must inform Ms. Norman of your anticipated guest count for the ceremony.  If you have any questions, please contact her at

The uniform for graduating cadets is Service Dress Blues. Civilian students must be in cap and gown and can order their regalia from the College Ship Store.  Please e-mail Paul Maggio at to order your cap and gown.  Please include your height, head size (example - S, M or L), Degree and Major (example – Master of Science, International Transportation Management or Bachelor of Science, Marine Engineering, Marine Transportation, Marine Operations, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, etc.).  The College Ship Store telephone number is 718-409-7342.

The deadline to order your cap and gown is January 14, 2019.

Commencement will be live streamed at the SUNY Maritime website for family and friends that are unable to attend the ceremony.


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