Student Day

Registration is now open!

Event Details

Saturday, April 13 | 11am-3:30pm NYSFDA Headquarters, Albany Free Registration*, including lunch


The future of our industry is as important as ever, and NYSFDA is committed to cultivating relationships with mortuary science students, registered residents, and recent graduates. The NYSFDA Bridge Commission hosts an in-person Student Day, a full-day event designed for students and residents to connect, network, and learn from one another and licensed funeral directors. Register today!

Participation Details

  • Applications will be reviewed on a first come, first-serve basis with a rolling acceptance.
  • Attendance* is free and includes all education and networking sessions plus lunch.
  • Transportation to Albany will be provided for AAMI (NY) and Nassau Community College (Garden City).
  • You may qualify for mileage reimbursement. Please contact Kelly Deitz for more information.
  • Attire for the program is business, so come dressed to impress but be comfortable and able to move during hands-on activities.

Practical, hands-on learning. Workshop discussions will cover everything from navigating arrangements with families to dressing for success and interviewing tips. Plus, we'll offer real-life scenarios, step through different “what would you do?” situations, and review everything from removal (proper techniques when using church trucks and stretchers) to setting up for services, including: cremation, casket navigation, flag presentation, and flower arranging.

*2024 Attendance Policy: There are a limited number of spots available for NYSFDA Student Day so that each participant is comfortable and has the opportunity to actively participate in the day's events. That’s why it is very important that you attend and arrive on time for the event. If your schedule changes and you cannot attend, please contact us so we may open your spot up to someone on the waitlist. As a courtesy to our office as well as our presenters, please give us at least 48 hours notice. If you do not cancel your registration you will not be allowed to register for NYSFDA events in the future.


Thank You Sponsors

American Funeral Consultants (AFC) - Break Sponsor

Directors Choice Credit Union - Giveaway Sponsor

PrePlan Funeral Trust - Giveaway Sponsor

TribuCast - Giveaway Sponsor


Members of the NYSFDA Bridge Commission are: Lorna Agusto, CFSP, David Conley, Nicholas Farenga (chair), Julia Goodman, Michael Gorton, Jr., CFSP, Michelle Kinville, Sabrina Joynes, CFSP, Tyler Kent, Marika McMeans, Heather Rauch, Erin Salie, and Daniel Zysman.