• Commencement 2014
  • Student Info


    Congratulations to the Class of 2014!

    To our graduates, we look forward to your participation in the 2014 commencement exercises as a way of sharing this great accomplishment with your fellow students, family, faculty and staff who have supported you on your journey. Below you will find everything you need to know to prepare for the big day.

    Note: The 2014 commencement ceremony is open for Fall 2013 graduates and Spring 2014 potential graduates (filed “Intent to Graduate”) to participate. Students who graduated in Spring 2013 can also participate in the commencement ceremony, but their names will not be included in the program booklet. 

    Arriving at the Jacob Javits Center



    The ceremony will take place June 5, 2014, and will begin promptly at 10 a.m. and will end at approximately 12 p.m.

    Please arrive by 8:30 a.m. and use the entrances on West 39th Street or West 40th Street along 11th Avenue. There, commencement marshals and volunteers will direct you to the graduate robing area in “The Link” to prepare for the ceremony.

    Your guests should go directly into the Javits North Hall and take their seats. Doors open at 9 a.m. Get directions to the Jacob Javits Center.


  •  Academic Attire

    How to Order Your Graduation Regalia (Cap & Gown)


    Price: $34.00
    You will not be allowed to participate in the ceremony without proper academic attire.
     

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    Online ordering is closed. If you ordered your cap and gown online you will be able to pick it up in person on one of the following days:


    • Thursday, May 22, 2014, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Room E111
    • Friday, May 23, 2014, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Room E111
    • Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Room E111 

     

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    Pay In Person, Pick-up On Campus 

    On any of the following dates, you may come to campus and purchase your graduation regalia in person. Please arrive with a non-refundable cash payment of $34, and expect to be helped on a first come, first served basis.

     

    • Thursday, May 22, 2014, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Room E111
    • Friday, May 23, 2014, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Room E111
    • Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Room E111

      

    Please keep your cap and gown as a souvenir.

     

    Visit the FAQs for more information on obtaining your cap and gown.

    Please be advised that backpacks will not be allowed in the Javits Center. All bags will be subject to search. 

     Admission Tickets

    You will receive three (3) General Admission tickets when you pick up your academic attire. 

    Graduates requiring more than three (3) guest tickets may contact the Office of Campus Life at (718) 482-5190.

    • Thursday, May 22, 2014, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Room E111
    • Friday, May 23, 2014, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Room E111
    • Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Room E111 
     Portraits


    Thorton Studios will be taking graduation portraits on the following dates:
      

    • Thursday, May 22nd  from  12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.,  Room E111 
    • Friday, May 23rd  from  12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.,  Room E111 
    • Tuesday,  June 3rd  from  12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.,  Room E111 

      

    No appointment or payment is necessary at the sitting but do expect a wait time of approximately 30 minutes. 

    The photographers will have only a cap and gown for you to wear during the shoot. Find more information on preparing for portraits, requesting the free DVD yearbook and purchasing mementos in the FAQs.  

     Graduation Program

     

    Commencement programs will be handed out to family and friends as they enter the theater.  See the Program.
     Graduation Cruise

    All students, staff, faculty and family and friends of graduates are invited to the Graduate Cruise, which will depart on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 6 p.m. from Chelsea Piers. Limited tickets are available for $35. Graduation Cruise Flyer.

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