SCHENECTADY, N.Y.SUNY Schenectady announces that its 50th Commencement will be celebrated at a later date this year. The decision to move May Commencement was due to the uncertain status of the COVID-19 pandemic and the College’s priority to keep students, faculty and staff safe.

SUNY Schenectady will offer the approximately 500 graduates the opportunity to participate in an on-campus graduation ceremony once a new date is confirmed. Eligible graduating students will receive their degrees and certificates as scheduled.

“We strongly believe that our students should be recognized for their academic success. This is what we owe our students as an institution,” said Dr. Steady H. Moono, president of SUNY Schenectady. “This is especially true of this class, who has had to face the additional challenge of moving their studies to a virtual format halfway through the spring semester. We are proud of the commitment they have made and the flexibility they have shown in attaining their academic goals.”

For more details about SUNY Schenectady’s 2020 Commencement ceremony, please visit our website, For more information on announcements related to the College’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit


About SUNY Schenectady
Founded in 1969, SUNY Schenectady County Community College is one of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, the largest comprehensive university system in the United States. SUNY Schenectady is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Through transferable degree and certificate programs, affordable tuition, strong student support services and a personalized approach to learning, SUNY Schenectady provides students with a regionally-acclaimed education that empowers them to take the next step in their lives. SUNY Schenectady offers degree and certificate programs through the:

  •            School of Hotel, Culinary Arts, and Tourism
  •            School of Music
  •            Division of Business, Criminal Justice, and Law
  •            Division of Liberal Arts
  •            Division of Math, Science, Technology, and Health

SUNY Schenectady also offers an array of Workforce Development and Community Education services and non-credit courses.  Learn more by visiting:


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