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Commencement

SUNY FMCC Commencement for 2024 will be on Friday, May 17, 2024!

SUNY Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s 59th Commencement Ceremony will be held on Friday evening, May 17, 2024, at 7 p.m. at FMCC campus.  Students participating in Commencement need to arrive at 6 p.m. and go to O’Connell Hall, first floor.   Faculty and staff participating in Commencement need to arrive at 6:15 p.m. and go to O’Connell Hall, second floor.

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 Commencement Ceremony, on Friday, May 17, 2024, must wear a Cap and Gown.  You may purchase and pick up your cap and gown at the FMCC Raider Trader College Store.  The cost is approximately $50.  The Raider Trader College Store will be open between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.  The College Store accepts cash, check and credit card payments.

STEP 2. Graduation Rehearsal

FMCC 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 Friday, May 17.  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 Friday, May 17th!

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.
  • Faculty and staff  participating in Commencement should plan to arrive at 6:15 p.m. and will line up on the second floor of O’Connell Hall.
  • 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 Kathy Norman, Coordinator for Accessibility Counseling and Alternative Testing Services, at 518-736-3622, Ext. 8145 or by e-mail at knorman@fmcc.edu to make those arrangements.

STEP 5. Your Diploma

Spring 2024 graduates’ diplomas will be mailed to the permanent address on file with the Registrar’s office by the end of June.  Summer 2024 graduates’ diplomas will be mailed out by the end of September.  Please make sure your permanent address is correct.

Summer 2023 and Fall 2023 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 SUNY FMCC!

FMCC 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:

FMCC Foundation Web Page:  https://www.foundationoffm.org/

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

SUNY FMCC Facebook:  SUNY Fulton-Montgomery Community College | Johnstown NY | Facebook

SUNY FMCC Twitter: SUNY Fulton-Montgomery Community College (@SUNY_FMCC) | Twitter

SUNY FMCC Instagram:  SUNY Fulton-Montgomery Community College (@suny_fmcc) | Instagram

SUNY FMCC LinkedIn:  Fulton-Montgomery Community College | LinkedIn

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!