2017 Commencement Information

BCC Graduates

Congratulations Graduates!

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


Bronx Community College’s 57th Commencement Ceremony will be on Friday, June 2, 2017. The ceremony will be outdoors on the BCC’s Ohio Field. Graduates should arrive to campus no later than 8:30 AM for the start of lineup. The ceremony begins promptly at 9:30 AM. Please leave personal items (i.e. backpack, gifts,) with your guests.


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.


Graduates do not need a ticket to participate in the Commencement Ceremony.

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.

Graduates will receive two (2) tickets for their guests. Tickets are free. Tickets will be available during the month of May 2017. An email will be sent with ticket distribution dates, times, and location information. 


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.


Price for Cap and Gown ($23) and Hood ($11) = Total Cost ($34)

Students can purchase their Cap and Gown and Hood in-person on-campus or order on line. Students can also purchase Class Rings, Diploma Frames & Class Pictures during the following dates.

On-Campus purchase:

  • May 30, 31, and June 1 from 11 AM to 6 PM (Roscoe Brown Student Center [BC], Room 311)

On-line purchase:

  • After ordering online, you may either pick-up on campus, on the above dates, or have the regalia shipped to your home. The deadline to order regalia online is 11:59 PM on April 25.


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 with school code 02692 or by calling 212-647-1966. You may also walk-in but expect some wait time.

  • May 30, 31, and June 1 from 11AM to 6:30 PM
  • Evenings and Weekends at studio, by appointment (212-647-1966, school code 02692)


If a graduate or his/her guest needs special arrangements for seating or obtaining the degree on-stage because of a disability, please contact the Office of Disability/Accommodations 718-289-5874, email 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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