Frequently Asked Questions

When is Commencement?

The commencement ceremony will be held on May 29, 2015. Each year, the college holds one ceremony for three sets of graduates – those who graduated in August 2014, January 2015 and then the June 2015 candidates for degree. The Commencement Ceremony is planned by a campus-wide Commencement Committee. The Office of Student Life oversees most aspects of the ceremony. For more information, please contact Student Life at 718.289.5194 or visit them in Roscoe Brown Student Center [BC], room 309.

Can I apply or attend the commencement ceremony owing a class that I plan to take the following semester?

Students who are missing credits for graduation and will be registering for those missing classes during the upcoming Summer term are advised to fill out the Request to Participate form, get advised and register for the upcoming term (Summer). Once final grades are submitted for the Summer terms, the degree will be conferred.

I missed the deadline for submitting my candidate degree card. Can I still graduate and attend commencement?

Yes... however, to service students efficiently and fairly, applications need to be submitted to the Office of the Registrar-Graduation Unit, Colston Halll [CO], room 513, before the deadline. Your name will be called during the Commencement Ceremony. However, depending upon when you filed the candidate degree card, your name may not appear in the Commencement Program.

Where do I sign up for yearbook pictures, cap and gowns?

This information is available in the Office of Student Life. For more information, please contact Student Life at 718.289.5194 or visit them in RBSC 309.

What is the contingency plan for rain on the day of Commencement?

In the event of rain or inclement weather, the Commencement Ceremony will have a shortened program. The program will be shortened by eliminating the calling of the names of graduates. 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.

When will I receive my diploma?

Students will receive a letter informing them when their diploma is available. The typical time frame is 2-3 months.


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