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Academic Awards & Commencement

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Academic Awards & Commencement

FM 2018 Academic Awards Ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, May 17, 2018.

FM’s 44th Annual Academic Awards Ceremony to be held on Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 7 p.m. in the FM Theatre.  A reception will be held in Books & Bytes immediately following the award ceremony.  Guests are welcome and we would also encourage you to invite a faculty member to attend the ceremony.

All award recipients will receive a letter regarding their award.  All award recipients need to report to the Theatre Lobby area in the Visual Arts and Communication Building at 6:15 p.m. to check in.

If any guests, need special accommodations, please feel free to contact Ms. Robin DeVito, Coordinator for Accessibility Services, at (518) 736-3622, Ext. 8145 to make those arrangements.

Congratulations to all our award recipients from Fulton-Montgomery Community College.

FM Commencement for 2018 is scheduled for Thursday Evening, May 24, 2018. Congratulations Class of 2018!

When and Where

Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s 53rd Commencement Ceremony will be held on Thursday Evening, May 24, 2018, at 7 p.m. at an offsite location, Proctors Theatre.  Students participating in commencement need to arrive at 6 p.m.  Proctors Theatre is located in downtown Schenectady at 432 State Street, Schenectady, NY  12305.  More information about Proctors can be found on their website, www.proctors.org.

Parking for this event is available at no charge at Proctors Theatre – use the Parking Garage located at 220 Broadway.   More information for Proctors directions and parking can be found on their website, https://www.proctors.org/directionsparking/.

The following steps are intended to make the process of getting ready for Commencement easy for you:

STEP 1. Your Cap and Gown

Candidates wishing to participate in the 2018 Commencement Ceremony, on Thursday, May 24, 2018 must wear a Cap and Gown.  All graduating students were emailed and mailed the order information in March.  If you have not pre-ordered your cap and gown, you may still order it at the Raider Trader College Store.  The store accepts cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. The cap and gown costs $45.

For more information about The Raider Trader College Store hour, please go to the website at: https://www.bkstr.com/fultonmontgomeryccstore/home

STEP 2. Pick up your Cap and Gown

You can pick up your cap and gown at the Raider Trader College store between May 2 and May 24, 2018.

STEP 3. Graduation Rehearsal

FM does not hold a graduation rehearsal but asks that the students arrive at Proctors by 6 p.m. to review the ceremony instructions and verify name cards.

Graduates will be issued a name card the night of commencement and need to keep the card with them at all times. The name card needs to be checked for accuracy. This card will be presented to Jane Kelley as the student prepares to cross the stage. The card will have a label on it with full name and, if appropriate, will identify candidates with honors and high honors. If you see an error on this card please notify a staff member quickly.

STEP 4. Attend your Graduation Ceremony on Thursday, May 24!

Bring the following items: your cap with tassel and gown.

  • Graduates should plan to arrive at 6 p.m. and will line up back stage of Proctors Theatre (use the entrance closest to the Parking Garage, NOT the State Street entrance). Guests should go directly to the Theatre to be seated, no tickets required.
  • 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. is the Commencement Ceremony. Following the Ceremony there will be a light reception held in the GE Theatre inside Proctors.  Graduates and guests are invited.

STEP 5.  Special Accommodations

If you or a member of your family needs special accommodations on the day of graduation, please feel free to contact Ms. Robin DeVito, Coordinator for Accessibility Services, at 518-736-3622, Ext. 8145 or by e-mail at robin.devito@fmcc.edu to make those arrangements.

STEP 6. Your Diploma

Spring 2018 graduates’ diplomas will be mailed to the permanent address on file with the Registrar’s office by the end of June.  Summer 2018 graduates’ diplomas will be mailed out by the end of September.  Please make sure your permanent is correct.

Summer 2017 and Fall 2017 graduates should have received their diplomas already.  If not please contact the Registrar’s Office at 518-736-3622, Ext. 8702.

STEP 7. Stay Connected with FM!

FM wants to stay connected with all of our Alumni!  FM wants to hear about all of your future successful endeavors. Please keep us informed of significant life and career events! You can connect with the Foundation Office via:

FM Web Page:  http://www.fmcc.edu/foundation/update-your-alumni-info/

FM Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FultonMontgomeryCommunityCollege/?ref=bookmarks


We are looking forward to celebrating our graduate’s academic accomplishments.  Please feel free to contact Robin Towne for additional information regarding the Academic Awards Ceremony and/or Commencement.  Email: robin.towne@fmcc.suny.edu call: (518) 736-3622, Ext. 8101.