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Commencement

FM Commencement for 2022 will be on Wednesday, May 18, 2022!

Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s 57th Commencement Ceremony will be held on Wednesday evening, May 18, 2022, at 7 p.m. at FMCC campus.  Students participating in commencement need to arrive at 6 p.m. and go to O’Connell Hall.

UPDATE May 3, 2022: As with all events, FM is closely monitoring COVID-19 guidance from Fulton and Montgomery counties and New York State.  Current CDC community levels identify Fulton and Montgomery counties as “High”.  FM will follow the CDC guidance for commencement and require all attendees to wear a face mask while indoors for this large event. 

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 2022 Commencement Ceremony, on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 must wear a Cap and Gown. The caps and gowns arrived on Monday, May 9th.   You may purchase and pick up your cap and gown at the FMCC Raider Trader College Store.  The cost of this is $47.52, which includes tax.  The Raider Trader College Store will be open between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.  The College Store accepts cash, check and credit card payments.

STEP 2. Graduation Rehearsal

FM does not hold a graduation rehearsal but asks that the graduates report to the main lobby of O’Connell Hall by 6:00 p.m. on May 18.  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 the card reader as the graduate prepares to cross the stage. The card will have a label on it with your full name.  If you see an error on this card please notify a staff member quickly.

STEP 3. Attend your Graduation Ceremony on Wednesday, May 18th!

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

  • Graduates should plan to arrive at 6 p.m. and will line up in O’Connell Hall.  Guests should go directly to the main gym in the Physical Education Building 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 on the campus quad.  Graduates and guests are invited.

STEP 4.  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 5. Your Diploma

Spring 2022 graduates’ diplomas will be mailed to the permanent address on file with the Registrar’s office by the end of June.  Summer 2022 graduates’ diplomas will be mailed out by the end of September.  Please make sure your permanent address is correct.

Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 graduates should have received their diplomas already.  If not, please contact the Registrar’s Office at 518-736-3622, Ext. 8141.

STEP 6.  Stay Connected with FM!

FM wants to stay connected with all of our Alumni!  We want 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 Foundation Web Page:  https://www.foundationoffm.org/

Other ways to stay connect with FMCC; follow us, like us on all our social media platforms.

FM Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/FultonMontgomeryCommunityCollege

FM Twitter:  https://twitter.com/FMCC_SUNY

FM Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/fm_college/

FM LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/school/fulton-montgomery-community-college/

We are looking forward to celebrating our graduates’ 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.

Congratulations on reaching this milestone in your academic career!