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2018 Commencement Schedule

Commencement 2017 Photo

Friday, May 18

Time: 1 p.m.
Party in the Plaza

Minerva Plaza

Students, faculty and staff are invited to listen to music and grab a bite to eat. A class photo will be taken as the Alumni Association welcomes the Class of 2018 into their ranks.

Saturday, May 19

7 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Lehman Dining Hall

Commencement Breakfast Buffet

Breakfast will be available in Lehman Dining Hall for students, families, faculty and staff. $7.50 per person.

Becky's Place and Tim Horton's
Open 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

9 a.m.
Childcare Available

Merritt Hall Gymnasium

Childcare is available for free in the Merritt Hall Gymnasium until 1 p.m., but you must register your child by calling Katherine Kelley at (315) 267-2114. Children will be provided with snacks and beverages. Please notify caregivers if your child has allergies or other health concerns.

Before 9:30 a.m.
Processional instructions and line up

East Side of the Crumb Library (between the library and Merritt Hall)

10 a.m.
Procession begins to move toward the ceremony site

10:15 a.m.
Academic Quad

Commencement Ceremony begins

Note: A decision to move the ceremony inside will be made no later than 6 a.m. on Saturday only if extreme weather conditions are forecast (lightning, freezing temperatures, etc). If the emergency plan is implemented, an email will be sent to all graduates, and an announcement will be made on local radio stations and on this website. View Emergency Weather Plan

Approximately 1 p.m.
Academic Quad

Outside reception to follow ceremony (weather permitting)

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Lehman Dining Hall

Commencement Dinner Buffet

baked cod
stuffed pasta w/sauce
carved prime rib w/mushroom demi-glace
roasted red potato
roast vegetable platter
tossed salad w/assorted dressings
fruit salad w/berries
dinner rolls
assorted desserts

Children's Menu
chicken fingers
pizza
french fries
corn niblets

The dinner buffet will be held in Lehman Dining Hall and will begin serving at 1 p.m. The cost is $12.50 per person, children ages 6-10 $7.50 and 5 and under are free. Please RSVP to confirm the number in your party by contacting Susan Towne: townesl@potsdam.edu or 315-267-2657.

Questions?

Contact Eric Duchscherer
Commencement Chair
Phone: (315) 267-2350
Email: duchsced@potsdam.edu