Congratulations to the Class of 2016!

  • Julianne Foster receives Lanford Presidential Prize
  • Commencement Platform Party
  • Members of the Class of 2016
  • Happy graduates
  • Fredonia Chamber Choir
  • Judy Kuhn receives honorary doctoral degree
  • Lucille Horn sings national anthem
  • Student Marshals lead graduates into Steele Hall
  • Commencement processional
  • Mi Kyung Kim receives master's hood

Got plans?

Excited gradStudents graduating this year are invited to share their future plans for posting on the website. Information can include new jobs, acceptances to graduate schools or other programs, and professional summer activities. Parents, faculty and staff members are encouraged to submit items, as are students. Please include the graduate's name, hometown, and major. Tell us your future plans.

2016 Dual Ceremonies:

Bachelor's and master's degree and advanced certificate graduates are combined during these ceremonies. View information on when students will graduate.

Campus Map

2016 Tickets:

Ticket distribution for graduates begins on Monday, April 18, in the Williams Center, and continues until Friday, May 6. View ticket information.

2016 Cap and Gown:

Regalia will be available to students in the Bookstore beginning Monday, March 29. View cap and gown information.

Students with Special Needs/Families with Special Needs

Student Rehearsal on Friday, May 13

2016 Individual Graduate Photos and Commencement DVDs:

A professional photographer from Island Photography will take photographs of each graduate as they are recognized during each Commencement ceremony. This does not represent an endorsement by Fredonia and there is no obligation to purchase. It is a service provided to our Commencement families and guests.

Within 48 hours after Commencement, students will be emailed a secure link and a PIN to view and order photos. Students can also register the email addresses of friends and relatives so that they would receive a direct link to their photos by visiting the website:

For questions, graduates should contact Island Photography customer service at (800) 869-0908 or email

In addition, professional DVDs including both ceremonies will be mailed to each participant in July as a gift from the Commencement Committee, the Fredonia Alumni Association and the Fredonia College Foundation.

Commencement Committee Office

c/o Campus Life Office, Michael Lemieux, Chair
Williams Center
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3143