Faculty & Trustee 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

Arrival time
Faculty and Trustees should arrive at SPAC no later than 9:15 a.m. The processional will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m.

*Regalia must be returned to the faculty robing room immediately following the ceremony.


Saratoga Performing Arts Center is located about 40 minutes north of Albany. Commencement will take place in the Main Amphitheatre. Visit www.spac.org/directions.cfm for directions.

Cap and Gown Pick

Caps and gowns will be distributed on the morning of Commencement in the faculty robing room at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

Cap and Gown Return

All regalia (caps, gowns and hoods) will need to be returned to the faculty robing room immediately following the ceremony.

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, NY. 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 www.albanylaw.edu. 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.

Faculty Hooders

If you are selected to be a faculty hooder, you will be contacted in April to schedule a dress rehearsal for the week of Commencement to ensure that hooding runs smoothly during the Commencement Ceremony.

For questions or more information, please contact:

Andrea Irizarry-Brown
Assistant Director for Student Programs

Tammy Weinman
Director of Alumni Affairs and Special Events