Celebrate the Class of 2020

The Office of the President and the Alumni Association
cordially invite members of the class of 2020 to a

Graduation Recognition and Celebration

Saturday, October 30, 2021
Dewar Arena, Alumni Field House
Graduation Recognition begins at 1 p.m. with Pass Through The Pillars and reception to follow.
Registration for this event closed on October 1, 2021.
Note that due to COVID-19 capacity restrictions, 2020 graduates are limited to two guests each. Additional health and safety protocols will be required, including wearing masks at all times during events. If required, details on any pre-screening, testing, or proof of vaccination procedures will be emailed to all attendees.

If you cannot attend this event in person, a link to the livestream will be made available prior to the event. If you have any changes, or wish to cancel your registration, you will need to contact the Class of 2020 Graduation Recognition and Celebration hotline directly at 607-436-2265.



Schedule of Events

11:30 a.m. - Centralized check-in opens
12:30 p.m. - Graduate line-up
1 p.m. - Graduation Recognition begins in the Dewar Arena of the Alumni Field House (AFH), followed by Pass Through the Pillars (located in the campus quad) and reception (tent located behind AFH)

COVID-19 Regulations

In an effort to reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure and to help prevent the spread of the virus, the following protocols will be strictly followed:

• Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test result will be required of ALL graduates and guests to gain admittance to events (follow below instructions).

Fully vaccinated graduates and guests must provide at check-in a photo ID AND one of the following: a vaccination card OR a photograph of vaccination card OR a digital vaccination record (e.g., Excelsior Pass). Vaccinated individuals must have had their last dose administered on or before October 16, 2021.

Graduates and guests who have NOT received a COVID-19 vaccine must provide at check-in a photo ID AND proof of a negative COVID-19 test administered within the last 5 days (no earlier than October 25, 2021).

• At-home COVID-19 test results will not be accepted.
• Use the NYS’s test site finder to find a testing location.

• All graduates and guests over 2 years of age, regardless of vaccination status, MUST wear a mask covering the nose and mouth at ALL times while inside or outside any SUNY Oneonta facility. During the reception, masks can be removed while seated and actively drinking or eating.


• Centralized check-in begins at 11:30 a.m. at the upper entrance to the AFH.
• Guests must check-in WITH their Class of 2020 graduate.
• All participants must present their photo ID AND proof of vaccination OR proof of a negative COVID-19 test at check-in.
• Once check-in is completed, each attendee will receive a wristband that grants access to events.


Parking Parking is located adjacent to the AFH and also available at various locations around campus.

Live Stream of Ceremony

The 1:00 p.m. Recognition Ceremony will be livestreamed and watchable from anywhere via this link.

Guests with Special Needs

Special parking and seating locations will be available to guests with disabilities. For special accommodations, call (607) 436-2265 or email alumni@oneonta.edu before October 26.


Recordings of the December 2020
virtual celebrations are available here

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