May 11, 2024

Commencement 2024

The 144th Commencement of Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences will take place on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at 1 p.m. at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) in Saratoga Springs, New York. 

We invite graduates' families and friends who cannot attend in person to watch the live stream of ACPHS’ Commencement. We will provide a link on the day of the event.

Ceremony & Event Details

Please respond to the email that was sent out on Thursday, February 8th by Mike Halabuda from the Bookstore. You must answer the question that pertains to you as soon as possible. Please make sure to respond by February 29th at the latest. The deadline for placing an order is March 8th.

If you attended our event last year and have not made any changes to your information, please let us know by saying, "I went last year, and I am going this year AND have no changes to my information."

If you did not attend our event last year, please provide us with your information including your first and last name, height with shoes, weight (under 200 lbs. or over 200 lbs.), the name of the institution you graduated from along with the city and state located in, type of degree earned (e.g., Doctor of Pharmacy from Albany College of Pharmacy, Bachelor, Master), and your cap size. Additionally, if you are unsure of your cap size, you can stop by to have your head measured.

Once we receive our delivery, we will send you an email with further details. Our delivery is expected to arrive at the end of April.

If you're looking for things to do, events, dining and lodging in Saratoga Springs, NY, please visit Discover Saratoga for more information.

Saturday, May 11, 2024, at 1 p.m.

Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC)
108 Avenue of the Pines
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Tickets & Seating
There are no tickets distributed. Seating is general admission (on a first-come, first-served basis) and there is ample seating available for everyone. Seating is handicap accessible.

Outdoor Venue
Please keep in mind that seats are in a covered amphitheater. Potential inclement weather should be considered.

Food Concessions
Concession stands will be open for the purchase of snacks and drinks.

Saratoga Performing Arts Center facilities meet federal accessibility guidelines for individuals with disabilities.  

A courtesy cart is available for those who are mobility impaired and have requested special services. If you have a guest who needs special accommodation due to mobility issues, please contact Patty Tompkins, Events Manager, at 518-694-7123 or

If using the courtesy cart service, please arrive no later than 12:30 p.m. Due to the number of people requiring transportation, the only riders should be those who require the service.

Carts are not allowed in the parking lots. Riders will be picked up at the edge of lots. Note your entrance - the main gate on Route 50 or the Patrons/Lot Hall of Springs. Please be patient. It takes time to transport all the guests.

Graduates are expected to arrive at Saratoga Performing Arts Center by 11:30 a.m. and should report in full regalia to the Large Rehearsal Room. If you need assistance, please look for Commencement Staff to assist you.

Guests will also be able to enter Saratoga Performing Arts Center at 11:30 a.m.

Commencement will run approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes. It will be followed by a reception for graduates and their families on the grounds of SPAC.

Note: Additional details will be posted to this website soon. Please contact Patty Tompkins, Event Manager at with questions.


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Patricia (Patty) Tompkins
Events Manager