2020 COMMENCEMENT INFORMATION
PARTICIPATION IN 2020 COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES OWING ONE COURSE
To participate in the 2020 commencement ceremony, students must have completed graduation requirements as listed in the Bronx Community College Catalog on page 80. Students with one outstanding course may be approved to participate in Commencement with the completion and submission of the Request to Participate Form. For more information on graduation verification, please consult your academic advisor and/or the Registrar Office CO 513.
APPLY FOR GRADUATION:
To obtain a degree or certificate from the college, an application for graduation is required. Please click the link below for information on the Degree Audit Process and Instructions on Applying for Graduation.
DATE, TIME, AND LOCATION:
Bronx Community College’s 60th Commencement Ceremony will be on Friday, May 29, 2020. 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.
CAP, GOWN & HOOD ORDERING: (Students)
We are proud that this year all of the regalia worn by BCC graduates at Commencement will be environmentally friendly. All graduates will be wearing eco-friendly GreenWeaver® regalia. This line of graduation wear is made of fabric spun from molten plastic pellets produced from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles, with an average of 23 bottles used to make each gown!
Cap, gown & hood must be purchased online. Link will be available in February.
The cap, gown & hood you purchased online, will be distributed at the college during the Graduation Fair on May 15, 2020 from 10am-6pm.
Congratulations Graduates! You are almost at the finish line. Please read the important commencement information below.
COMMENCEMENT WEEK AT A GLANCE:
- Monday, 5/25: College Closed for Memorial Day
- Wednesday, 5/27: Graduation Awards Ceremony. By Invitation only.
- Thursday, 5/28: Graduate Rehearsal
- Friday, 5/29: Commencement Day on Ohio Field.
All tickets for commencement will be distributed electronically. No hard copies of tickets for commencement are available. All tickets are free.
Graduates do not need a ticket to participate in the Commencement Ceremony. However, graduates claim tickets for their guests.
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) e-tickets for their guests for the Ohio Field. Additionally, two (2) e-tickets will be available for graduate guests to view a live stream of the ceremony from one of several climate controlled overflow locations on campus.
We are happy to share that your loved ones can watch the ceremony in the comfort of their home via live stream through the BCC Commencement webpage.
BCC will have an exciting way for you to receive your commencement tickets. These e-tickets MUST be printed. E-tickets cannot be scanned from your mobile device. Just have your guest bring their printed e-tickets to the ceremony for entry.
Please Note: The unique barcode on each ticket allows only one entry to the event. Distributing copies of e-tickets is prohibited. The first copy of an e-ticket (if there are multiple copies made) to arrive at the event will gain entry after scanning and validation. Other copies of the e-ticket will be denied entry.
NOTE: Due to the large number of graduates, we will not be able to accommodate extra tickets.
INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS:
Bronx Community College’s 60th Commencement Ceremony will be on Friday, May 29, 2020. The ceremony will be outdoors on the BCC’s Ohio Field.
- When is Commencement? Friday, May 29th
- When to arrive: No later than 8:30 a.m.
- Where to go: Parking lot in front of Loew Hall
- What to do: Line up in the parking lot in front of Loew Hall. Please leave personal items (i.e. backpack, gifts,) with your guests. Balloons are not allowed on Ohio Field.
INFORMATION FOR FACULTY
Academic attire is available for rent only online. Link will be available in February.
- When is Commencement? Friday, May 29th
- When to arrive: No later than 8:45 a.m. Light refreshments will be available.
- Where to go: Meister Hall, Lobby
- What to do: When you arrive, Faculty marshals will provide instructions regarding the procession from Meister Hall to Ohio Field and seating in the audience.
- After ceremony: Return your rented regalia to the Campus Service Center located in BC 111.
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. Click here for directions to the campus: http://www.bcc.cuny.edu/directions/
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.
Graduates have the option of taking senior portraits on-campus or at the photo studio. Please make an appointment for your portraits at the studio 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.
- Time and Date: TBD
- By appointment (212-647-1966, school code 02692)
CLASS RINGS, DIPLOMA FRAMES & PLAQUES
Students can purchase Class Rings, Diploma Frames & Plaques during the following dates.
- Time and Date: TBD
- Via website
- www.HerffJones.com or call 800-837-4235.
For additional information, please use their website www.HerffJones.com
ACCESSIBILITY & ACCOMMODATION:
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 Maria.Pantoja@bcc.cuny.edu or visit our office in Loew Hall 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.