Commencement is a special time at SUNY New Paltz. Our graduates have worked hard, and commencement is our time to celebrate their achievements. Here you will find almost everything you may need to know about the Commencement ceremonies, and where to learn more. Click here to be directed to the commencement page for updates.

Honor Cords for Undergraduate Class of 2021:

Your grade point average of courses taken at SUNY New Paltz as of Fall 2020 pre-qualifies you for Latin honors. The honor cord symbolizes a GPA of 3.30 or higher and is offered to students with a pre-qualifying GPA. Latin Honors designation for May and August 2021 graduates will be determined following submission of final spring and summer grades, respectively.

Honor Cords for Undergraduate Class of 2020: See above

To confirm your eligibility, please enter your SUNY New Paltz ID Number (example: N01234567). Students earning their master’s degrees are hooded and do not receive Latin Honors.