2017 Commencement Ceremony

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute proudly celebrates its 211th Commencement Ceremony. We congratulate the graduates and welcome families and guests to celebrate the day it's all been leading up to! The graduate procession will begin promptly at 8:15 a.m. on the Stadium Field. Each graduate will be individually recognized as he or she crosses the stage. Degrees will be awarded first to Doctoral candidates, followed by Master’s candidates. These students will receive their diplomas in alphabetical order within schools. Bachelor’s candidates will cross the stage in alphabetical order by school. The ceremony will be held rain or shine and last approximately three hours.