Commencement Ceremonies

Commencement Day at BCC

May 30, 2014

Rain Plan

In the event of rain or inclement weather on Commencement Day, the ceremony will be relocated to Gould Memorial Library Auditorium. In this case, a shortened program will be conducted.

Graduation Day Bus

You and your guests can get transportation to and from the train station. Pick-ups occur every 15-20 minutes from the Burnside train station at Jerome Avenue. Bus service begins at 8:00 a.m. and runs until 9:15 a.m.

Graduates Robe & Receive Final Instructions

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., Loew Hall, front entrance & Clocktower

Assembly of Graduates

A line forms for the procession at 9:30 a.m. in front of the Gould Residence Hall and Loew Hall. Degrees are conferred by degree. Please locate your degree group to guarantee seating in the proper section. Ushers will seat your guests beginning at 9:00 a.m.

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, 10:00 a.m.

Ringing of the Chimes

9:55 a.m.

Reception for Graduates, Guests, Faculty and Staff

The Reception immediately follows the Commencement Ceremony, Colston Hall, lower level, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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

An Information Booth will be located at the Clock Tower 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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