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Utica College Graduate Commencement Ceremony

* Video of 2016 Graduate Commencement Ceremony can be found online at or YouTube @UCCreative!

Students completing one of the following degrees are eligible to participate in the Graduate Commencement Ceremony: - Doctor of Physical Therapy
- Master of Business Administration
- Master's degree in Cybersecurity
- Master's of Professional Studies in Cyber Policy and Risk Analysis
- Master's degree in Criminal Justice Administration
- Master's degree in Financial Crime and Compliance Management      (Economic Crime Management)
- Master's degree in Education
- Master's degree in Health Care Administration
- Master's degree in Liberal Studies
- Master's degree in Occupational Therapy
- Advanced Graduate Certificate
DATE:  Saturday, May 6, 2017

TIME:  2:00 p.m.
*note graduates need to arrive at The Stanley no later than 1:30 pm

LOCATION:  The Stanley Theatre, 261 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13501


To participate in the May 2017 Commencement Ceremony:

  1. Apply for degree no later than April 1, 2017- Please apply for your degree according to when you anticipate completing all program requirements via the link to the left. August '17 graduates are welcome to participate in May 2017 Commencement. Any May or August graduate who wish to participate in commencement should apply for degree by April 1 to ensure your name will be printed in the program. (Submitting this application after April 1 may result in your name being excluded from the commencement program).
  2. RSVP no later than April 1, 2017 - Students wishing to participate in the Graduate Commencement Ceremony MUST notify Utica College of this intention by submitting an RSVP via the link on the left by the April 1 deadline. Failure to RSVP by the deadline means a student will NOT be allowed to participate in the commencement ceremony. 
  3. Order Regalia (cap, gown, and hood) no later than April 1, 2017 - Students are required to order their cap and gown through the Utica College Bookstore (via the link to the left).


There will be a shuttle bus, to transport graduates and their guests, running from the Utica College campus, Strebel Circle to the Stanley and returning to the Utica College after the ceremony.  Buses will leave every few minutes from the Strebel Circle starting around 12:30 p.m., and the last bus will leave the campus at 1:40 p.m. to head to The Stanley.  There is some free parking within a 5-block radius of The Stanley Theatre.  This includes a public city lot beside the Stanley, parking lots behind Bank of America and Citizen's Bank across from the Stanley, and street parking.  There is also parking in the M&T Bank lot (off Bank Place one block North of the Stanley), in the City Hall lot (off Broadway, a two block walk to the Stanley), and in numerous other smaller lots in the area.  Handicapped parking is limited – one space in front of the Stanley and several in the public city lot beside the Stanley, but physically challenged individuals may be dropped off and picked up in front of the Stanley.

Graduates and their guests are invited to a reception following the ceremony.  The reception will be held on the Utica College Campus and will feature light refreshments.


  • Sat May 6, 2017
    Showtime: 2:00 PM


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