Proctors Theatre

432 State St, Schenectady NY, 12305


There is no rehearsal for the Graduate ceremony. You must arrive to Proctor’s Theatre by 1:10 pm on June 12 and line up for Procession.

Sample Schedule

Proposed schedule (The ceremonies will be divided by majors)
Saturday, June 12 10am #1
Saturday, June 12 1pm #2
Saturday, June 12, 4pm #3
Saturday, June 12, 6pm #4 (if needed)

Information for Students Participating in Commencement

Student Participation in Commencement

Students eligible for graduation will receive notice from Student Administrative Services and will be required to fill out a form in MyCU to indicate that they plan to attend the June/May 2021 ceremony. If at any time you change your mind regarding participation in the Commencement program, you must inform Student Administrative Services at (315)268-6451 or through e-mail at commencement@clarkson.edu promptly. Detailed seating of the graduates is an important factor in Commencement.

Diplomas, Seating Order & Name Pronunciation

You will not receive your actual diploma during Commencement. Your diploma will be mailed to you after Commencement. You will sit in order by program and have an assigned seat that you will find prior to the ceremony. Please make sure to give the phonetic spelling of your name in MyCU so that the reader can properly pronounce your name.


This year Clarkson will be transitioning from Black regalia to a green and gold cap and gown. All regalia (cap and gowns) must be ordered online through Herff Jones by Mid to November. You will be able to order your Clarkson regalia by using link below once our new regalia uploaded into their system.

Link to order your Clarkson Green and Gold Regalia

There will be a late-order fee assessed on all orders placed after that deadline to cover expedited order processing and express shipping fees.

Your pre-ordered cap and gown will be available for pickup at the University Bookstore.

Regalia must be paid for in full at the time of pickup. Payments can be made with cash, check, debit card, Knight Card or credit card. Only bachelor's-degree candidates may charge their regalia to their student accounts.