Shaker High School will hold its 59th Commencement ceremony honoring the graduates of the Class of 2017 on Saturday, June 24 at 10:00 a.m. at the SEFCU Arena (University at Albany campus). This ceremony brings our school and community together to recognize this important milestone. We remind our students of the importance of this event and the honor that this commencement holds for each graduate. As such, we expect all students to act in a manner that not only reflects the importance of this ceremony but also respects the accomplishments of their classmates. Students whose behavior interferes with or disrupts the graduation or reflects negatively on themselves, school, or family, will not have their diploma presented to them on the day of graduation and they will risk removal from the ceremony. Parents and guardians, please take the opportunity to discuss with your child appropriate behavioral expectations as they are representing both their school and your family.
A map with directions to the SEFCU arena and the Dutch Gold parking lot is available to download, here. We encourage you to arrive early to the ceremony to allow for traffic and parking. A shuttle bus from the Dutch Quad lot will begin at 8:15 a.m. A return shuttle bus will also be available at the completion of the commencement.
Please contact Mrs. Heidelmark in the Taft Hall Office (785-5511, ext. 3411) if seating for a disabled guest is needed.
- If you have a family member who must be dropped off close to the arena, there is a ”drop off” area on the west side of the Dutch Quad. This drop off is behind the arena between SEFCU and the Physical Education building.
- Please note that no beach balls or balloons are allowed in the arena. This is a fire regulation. The University has asked that you comply with this regulation.
If you have any questions about the ceremony, please contact the Taft Hall office.