SARATOGA SPRINGS - SUNY Empire State College announced that all June commencement ceremonies have been cancelled due to COVID-19-related public health precautions. SUNY Empire was slated to confer 782 associate, 3,402 bachelor’s, and 349 master’s degrees, five undergraduate certificates, and 51 graduate certificates.

SUNY Empire will not let this milestone go unacknowledged and is developing virtual celebrations and a series of online congratulatory messages and speeches. Specifics will be announced in the coming weeks.

“Although we cannot be together with students, we will find meaningful ways to celebrate their accomplishments, and wish the class of 2020 all the best,” said SUNY Empire State College President Jim Malatras. “We share in our students’ disappointment, but the health and well-being of our community is our primary concern.”

The following commencement ceremonies have been cancelled. SUNY Empire State College remains committed to rescheduling in the fall, but may adjust the number of ceremonies.

June 7: Rochester; June 14: Albany; June 19: New York City; June 19: Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies; June 20: Long Island.

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