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Potsdam Prepared: Spring 2022 Updates

Faculty / Staff Information

Ceremony Participation

Commencement is the highlight of the academic year and is a meaningful occasion for our graduates and their families. It is also one of the largest events held at SUNY Potsdam, and its success requires the help of our entire SUNY Potsdam campus community, alumni and friends.

This is also a great opportunity for our alumni to join us to officially welcome students to the rank of SUNY Potsdam alumni. Questions regarding volunteering at Commencement can be directed to Nicole Zeledon at x3066. A meeting will be held in May to review procedures and tasks.


Faculty participants are expected to wear appropriate academic regalia. Academic regalia may be purchased or rented through The College Store. For pricing information, please contact Wannita Richards at or (315) 267-3274 as soon as possible.

Commencement Ceremony - Saturday, May 21, 2022

7 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Commencement Breakfast Buffet, Lehman Dining Hall
Scrambled egg, hashbrowns, sausage links, bacon, French toast sticks and make your own waffles. The cost is $7.50 per person.

8 a.m.
Volunteer check-in begins

Dexter's Cafe

Before 9:30 a.m.
Faculty and Professional Staff lineup
Meet between Crumb Library and Merritt Hall

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

10:15 a.m.
Commencement Ceremony begins

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Commencement Dinner Buffet, Lehman Dining Hall

Scalloped & Crab Stuffed Sole a la meuniere
Tortellini with Artichoke & Heirloom Tomato Sauce

Carved NY Strip with Spiced, Local Coffee Rub
Roasted Garlic & Rosemary Fingerling Potato
Martin's Farm Asparagus with Lemon
Salad Bar with Weiser Greens and Locally Sourced Vegetables
Artisan Dinner Rolls
Assorted Desserts

Kid's Menu
Chicken Nuggets
Macaroni & Cheese
French Fries
Steamed Corn

The cost is $12.50 for adults, children ages 5-12 is $10 and under 5 are free. Please RSVP to confirm the number in your party by contacting Terri White at or 315-267-2657.