SUNY Cortland Seniors Petition for Having an In-Person Commencement Ceremony (Video)

We met with two SUNY Cortland seniors who have started an online petition to have an in-person commencement ceremony. The University recently announced that this year’s ceremony would be virtual for the 2021 Spring Commencement. Their petition has well over 2,000 signatures.


Here’s the interview:



Tuesday, we met with SUNY Cortland Communications Director Fred Pierce and he touched on this spring’s commencement and the fact that there is still a chance that the university could have some form of an in-person commencement (depending on multiple factors like the COVID-19 numbers, the county  health department, the university’s administration, staffing for the ceremony sessions, word from the SUNY Chancellor and SUNY office, and more). Click to view that interview.