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Commencement Ceremonies

Commencement Day at BCC

June 2, 2017

Rain Plan

In the event of rain or inclement weather, the Commencement Ceremony will be shortened by eliminating the calling of names.. Please come prepared for inclement weather and advise your guests to bring umbrellas and/or hats to protect themselves from direct sun or rain. This decision will be determined by College Officials based on weather conditions on Commencement Day.

Graduation Day Bus

You and your guests can get transportation to and from the train station. Pickups occur every 15-20 minutes from the Burnside Avenue train station at Jerome Avenue. Bus service begins at 7:00 a.m. and runs until 8:30 a.m.

Graduates Robe & Receive Final Instructions

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m., Front of Bliss Hall [BH]

Assembly of Graduates

Assembly of graduates commences at 8:00 a.m. in front of Bliss Hall [BH]. Degrees are conferred by degree. Please locate your degree group to guarantee seating in the proper section.

Beginning of the Academic Procession

Late arriving candidates will not be permitted to join the March line once the procession has begun. Late arriving guests will not be seated until the procession has ended. Ohio Field, 9:30 a.m.

Ringing of the Chimes

8:45 a.m.

*Please Note: A professional photographer will be taking photographs of each candidate as he/she shakes the President’s hand. There will be an opportunity to take additional pictures after the ceremony. You may make arrangements to purchase these photographs. For additional information, please visit

An Information Booth will be located at the Clocktower to answer Commencement-related questions.

For more information, please contact the Office of Student Life at 718.289.5194 or 5201 or talk to us on Facebook:


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