Guest Information

165th Commencement

Friday, May 20, 2016

Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC),

Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

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, here is 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 2016 Farewell Party

The 2016 Farewell Party will be held on Thursday, May 19, (Time TBD) at Schuyler Meadows Country Club, 17 Schuyler Meadows Road, Loudonville, N.Y. There will be drinks, food and music for graduates and their families. Parking is limited so carpooling is encouraged.


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 14:

  • Hilton Garden Inn - Albany Medical Center/University Heights
    62 New Scotland Avenue, Albany
    Call 518-396-3500; reference Albany Law School Commencement
    Rate: $159 per night complimentary parking
  • Marriot Towneplace Suites - Albany Downtown/Medical Center
    22 Holland Avenue, Albany
    Call 888-236-2427 or direct at 518-860-1500; reference Albany Law School Commencement
    Rate: $149 studio; $159 one bedroom suite; complimentary parking; cut-off date April 16
  • Gideon Putnam Resort
    24 Gideon Putnam Road, Saratoga State Park
    Call 1-866-746-1077; use group code 9N68OO
    Rate: $164 plus tax for a standard room, $239 plus tax for a suite; complimentary parking; resort offers
    complimentary shuttle service to downtown Saratoga. Reservations must be received by April 14 to receive special rate.

For questions or more information, please contact:

Andrea Irizarry-Brown
Assistant Director for Student Programs

Tammy Weinman
Director of Alumni Affairs and Special Events