• Commencement 2015
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    June 4, 2015 

    Madison Square Garden

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    #LAGCCGrad15

  • Faculty/Staff Info


    Admission Tickets is closed.


  •  HOW AND WHEN TO ARRIVE, WHERE TO GO

    LaGuardia’s 43rd Commencement Exercises will be held at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, June 4. Please note and follow these instructions.

    Admission Tickets is closed.


    Use the Chase Square entrance on West 33rd Street and 7th Avenue and present your LaGuardia ID to speed you through the Security checkpoint. Take the escalators in the lobby to the theater. Doors open at 9:00 AM.


     Academic Attire

    How to Order Your Academic Attire


    If you would like to participate in the Academic Procession, you must wear academic attire. Our supplier is Herff Jones, a company that has served the College for many years. Paul Reilly is our sales representative and may be reached at pjreill@aol.com, or telephone (516) 781-0348, or via fax (516) 781-0349. Herff Jones will accept orders for specific attire (for faculty and staff only) from now until April 27, 2015.

    When placing your order, please provide the following information:

    Your Name
    Height
    Weight
    Cap size or Forehead Circumference in inches
    Highest Degree earned (BA, BS, MA, MFA, PhD, etc)
    College or University from which highest degree was received

    Please note– if you rented garments from Herff Jones last June, please place a new order. Avoid disappointment and confirm your individual order with Paul Reilly at pjreill@aol.com.

    If you miss the April 27th deadline, the late ordering period for specific attire will run from April 28th through May 4th for an additional $18 fee.

    Payment may be made when you pick up your rental garments on Tuesday, May 26 and Wednesday June 3, from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Room MB-08. Cash, check, money order or credit card payments accepted. Make money orders and checks payable to: Herff Jones.

    Rental prices are as follows:
     

    Degree  Cap, Gown,
    Hood & Tassel
     
     Hood Only  
    Bachelor  $42.00  $21.00
    Master  $44.00  $22.00
    Doctorate  $46.00  $23.00


    Herff Jones will also have a supply of extra gowns available for immediate rental on May 26th. The extra garments will be a limited selection of doctoral gowns with education or CUNY hoods.

     Commencement Marshals and Volunteers

    Please arrive by 8:00 a.m. and be ready to report for your assignment by 8:30 a.m. Use the Chase Square entrance on West 33rd Street and 7th Avenue and take the escalators to the far left (the South Concierge) as you enter the lobby. A staff member will guide you to the robing area in the Delta Sky360 Club. Present your LaGuardia ID to speed you through the Security checkpoint.


     The Academic Procession

    Faculty and staff participating in the Academic Procession should arrive between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and use the Chase Square entrance on West 33rd Street and 7th Avenue. Take the escalators to the far left (the South Concierge) as you enter the lobby. A staff member will guide you to the robing area in the Delta Sky360 Club. Present your LaGuardia ID to speed you through the Security checkpoint.

    Those not marching in the Academic Procession should arrive between 9:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. and take the escalators located at the entrance in the Chase Square. Present your admission ticket to Security and take a seat in the theater.


     The Presidential Platform Party & VIP Guests

    Should arrive by 9:00 a.m. and use the Chase Square entrance on West 33rd Street and 7th Avenue. Take the escalators to the far left (the South Concierge) as you enter the lobby.

    A commencement volunteer will have your name on their check-list and guide you to the presidential platform party robing area in the Delta Sky360 Club.

     The Ceremony

    Will start at approximately 9:50 a.m. and will end at approximately 1:00 p.m.

    The entire ceremony will be projected live onto two large plasma screens and will be signed by American Sign Language interpreters. The entire audience will be able to see and participate no matter where they are seated!

     Order of the Processionals

    The Student Processional will march into the theater at approximately 9:50 a.m.

    The Academic Procession will form at approximately 9:45 a.m. and will begin to march into the theater by 10:00 a.m., immediately followed by the Presidential Platform Party. Both groups will sit on stage.

     Luncheon Reception

    At the conclusion of the ceremony, all those on the stage will return to the robing area to drop off their rental gowns.

    Immediately thereafter, all faculty and staff members are cordially invited to join President Mellow for a luncheon reception in the Delta Sky360 Club, located between Tower A and Tower D.