2020 & 2021 Graduation Celebrations
Students reflected and celebrated on May 14, 15, and 16, 2001 as they were congratulated by SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s (SUNY Poly’s) leaders, including Acting President Tod A. Laursen, Interim Provost Steve Schneider, deans, and faculty during the institution’s commencement ceremonies, held at SUNY Poly’s Albany and Utica campuses.
In addition to the nearly 900 members of the Class of 2021 who graduated, members of the Class of 2020 were also invited to participate after the COVID-19 pandemic limited in-person celebrations last May.
“Congratulations to SUNY Poly’s newest graduates, as well as the graduates from the Class of 2020, who have all proven their steadfast dedication to successfully achieving a degree during this unprecedented time,” said Dr. Tod A. Laursen, Acting President of SUNY Poly. “With such determination, there is little doubt that our newest alumni will make a meaningful and inspiring impact on the world, leveraging their unique educational experience for a lifetime of growth.”
The top three degrees awarded by number of students were in computer and information science (M.S. and B.S., respectively), followed by family nurse practitioner (M.S.).
While safety precautions helped ensure the health of participants, graduates taking part in the engagements were each able to invite a small number of family members or friends to attend and support their new SUNY Poly alum. In addition, a suite of virtual and congratulatory videos complementing a livestream of the events were provided to celebrate the accomplishments of every student, especially in case their friends or family could not attend due to current travel restrictions around the world.
Below are videos of the ceremony and the introduction for both commencements.
2020 Utica Commencement Ceremony and Introduction
2020 Utica Commencement Facebook photo gallery.
2020 & 2021 Albany Commencement Ceremony
2021 Utica Commencement Ceremony and Introduction
2021 Utica Commencement Facebook photo gallery.