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2018 Commencement Information

BCC Graduates

Congratulations Graduates!

You are almost at the finish line. Please read the important commencement information below.

DATE, TIME, AND LOCATION:

Bronx Community College’s (BCC) 58th Commencement Ceremony will be on Friday, June 1, 2018. The ceremony will be outdoors on the BCC's Ohio Field. Plan to arrive to the BCC campus at 8:00 AM. Graduates will line-up and receive final instructions in front of Bliss Hall (BH). Please leave personal items (backpacks, gifts) with your guests.

PARKING:

Due to ongoing construction at BCC, parking on campus is limited. Limited parking will be available for students and their guests on a first come first served basis. We recommend using public transportation to arrive at BCC on Commencement Day.

TICKETS:

Graduates do not need a ticket to participate in the Commencement Ceremony. Graduates will receive two (2) tickets for their guests. Tickets are free.

Guests planning to attend Commencement must have a ticket, including children. Only children under the age of two (2), who will remain on an adult’s lap, will not need a ticket.

Please check back here soon to learn when and where to pick-up tickets for guests.

LENGTH OF CEREMONY:

The Commencement Ceremony will be about 3-hours long. Graduates must stay until the ceremony concludes. Graduates will receive their Diploma Covers AFTER the ceremony has ended.

CAP, GOWN AND HOOD ORDERING: (Students)

Price for Cap, Gown, Tassel and Hood = Total Cost $35.

Students can purchase their Cap, Gown and Hood in-person on-campus or on-line for delivery. Purchases made on-line (see link below) will incur an additional fee for shipping and handling. On-line orders can only be made during the dates of March 23rd until May 4th.

Dates for on-campus purchase: March 19, 20, 21 and 22, May 29, 30 and 31 from 11:00AM to 6:00PM (Roscoe Brown Student Center, Room 311 A & B).

For home shipping, which is an additional fee of $15.95, order online from March 23rd until May 4th.

Graduates can order their Cap and Gown from March 23 to May 4 using this link: https://collegegrad.herffjones.com/

HOOD AND GOWN RENTALS FOR FACULTY:

Faculty can order their Gown and Hood from March 23 to April 25 using this link: https://facultydirect.herffjones.com/

Direct questions about hood and gown rental to Paul Reilly via email to: pjreill@aol.com

SENIOR PORTRAITS:

Graduates have the option of taking senior portraits on-campus or at the photo studio. Please make an appointment for your portraits using the website www.thorntonstudio.com with school code 02692 or by calling 212-647-1966. You may also walk-in but expect some wait time.

March 19, 20, 21 and 22, May 29, 30, 31 from 11:00AM to 6:00PM
Other dates and times are available at the studio, by appointment (212.647.1966, school code 02692)

2018 COMMEMORATIVE DEDICATION JOURNAL:

Place a congratulatory message to graduates or a message of appreciation for family members, friends, professors or classmates in the Commemorative Dedication Journal.

Sample Dedication

BCC Graduate

To Anna Lopez '18, from Grandma"We knew you could do it, Anna!
Congratulations on earning your
liberal arts degree.

We are so proud of you!"



TEXT ONLY (40 WORD MAXIMUM): $15

TEXT WITH PHOTO (40 WORD MAXIMUM): $25

The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2018.

ACCESSIBILITY AND ACCOMODATION:

If a graduate or his/her guest needs special arrangements for seating or support accessing the stage because of a disability, please contact the Office of Disability/Accommodations 718-289-5874, email katherine.paez@bcc.cuny.edu or visit our office in Loew Hall [LO], Room 213.

Please be advised that any CUNY/BCC student participating in the commencement ceremony may be photographed during the event and that these photos may be used by CUNY/BCC for publicity, marketing and other purposes. Any students choosing to attend a commencement ceremony should understand that their images can be used by CUNY/BCC or anyone else authorized by CUNY/BCC without that student’s knowledge or written consent.

 

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