President Deborah F. Stanley and the SUNY Oswego campus community will honor and recognize the accomplishments of the Class of 2020 at this weekend’s virtual Torchlight and Graduation celebrations

Both video events will be available for viewing on the Class of 2020 website at #OzGrad2020. View the list of graduates at

Schedule of Events (via video)

Virtual Torchlight Celebration
Friday, May 15
9 – 9:30 p.m. 

  • Message from President Stanley
  • Student Remarks: Tori Kammer '20 (FANs President)
  • Lighting and Passing of the Torch
  • Alma Mater: State Singers

Virtual Graduation Celebration
Saturday, May 16
9 – 9:30 a.m. 

  • Slideshow 2020: Commemorating the Class of 2020
  • Welcome: Lisa Glidden, Faculty Assembly Chair
  • Remarks from U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer
  • Alumni Salute: Al Roker, NBC, Class of 1976
  • Student Address: Takeena Strachan '20, Student Association President
  • Alumni Banner Presentation
  • Message to the Graduates: Deborah F. Stanley, President    
  • Alma Mater
  • Congratulatory Messages from Faculty and Staff

We encourage our graduates, as well as family and friends, faculty, staff, alumni and fellow students to take to social media this week. Post your photos, videos, favorite memories, proud moments, well wishes and congratulatory messages with the hashtag #OzGrad2020.

And GRADUATES -- don’t forget to share photos of your at-home celebrations on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook! If you use the #OzGrad2020 hashtag in your posts, they can appear on the special Class of 2020 “wall” on the Class of 2020 website before, during and after the virtual celebrations.