Guest Information

163rd Commencement
Friday, May 16, 2014
Ceremony - 10:00 a.m.
Reception immediately following the ceremony at
The Hall of Springs, located on SPAC grounds


*Please note, there is unlimited seating within the Amphitheater and on the lawn; no tickets are required.
*The ceremony is approximately one hour and 45 minutes.
*For your convenience, click here for a list of Saratoga restaurants.
Saratoga Performing Arts Center is located about 40 minutes north of Albany. Commencement will take place in the Main Amphitheater. Visit for directions specific to your location.
Class of 2014 Farewell Party
The annual well party for graduates and their guests will be held on Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Schuyler Meadows Country Club in Loudonville, NY event will run from 5:30 to 8:30pm and will include an open bar from 5:30 to 7:30pm with a cash bar for the remaining hour.
Parking will be limited, so carpooling is strongly suggested.  
Cocktail attire is requested.
Commencement will be webcast live. Family and friends can watch the event via the Internet by visiting On the bottom right of the homepage, you will see Featured Events. Click there to access the link to the live webcast. NOTE: This link will not be available until one hour before the ceremony.
The ceremony will be professionally filmed. DVDs will be made available. More information to come.
Formal stage photos will be taken by Genesee Photos and candids will be taken by Denis Nally. Links to proofs will be sent to each graduate's law school email approximately two weeks after the ceremony.
For your convenience, blocks of rooms have been reserved at the following properties for Thursday, May 15:
62 New Scotland Avenue, Albany
Make a reservation online or call 518-396-3500; reference Albany Law School Commencement
Rate: $149 per night; complimentary parking
40 Lodge Street, Albany
Call 1-866-691-1183 or book online at enter the date and click check availability, then on the right side of the screen enter group code 4ALBLS to access the discounted rate; ask for Albany Law Group or group code 4ALBLS:  $139; parking is $5 per car per night  ***must book by April 18th
24 Gideon Putnam Road, Saratoga State Park
Call 518-226-4700; reference Albany Law School Commencement
Rate: $155 standard, $195 suite; complimentary parking; resort offers complimentary shuttle service to downtown Saratoga. Reservations must be received by April 15 to receive special rate.
22 Holland Avenue, Albany NY
Call 1-800-992-2694; reference Albany Law School Commencement Rate: Studio $139, One Bedroom $149
125 South Broadway Saratoga Springs, New York 
Rate: $179, Group Code: Albany
Book online or call 1-518-587-1500
Reservations must be received by April 15 to receive special rate.
For questions or more information, please contact:
Andrea Irizarry Brown
Assistant Director for Student Programs
Ph: 518-445-3302
Tammy Weinman
Director of Alumni and Special Events
Ph: 518-445-3210