Commencement

Frequently Asked Questions

The commencement ceremony will be held on Friday, June 3, 2016. Each year, the college holds one ceremony for three sets of graduates – those who graduated in August 2015, January 2016 and then the June 2016 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 301.

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.

Yes. However, to service students efficiently and fairly, applications need to be submitted to the Office of the Registrar-Graduation Unit, Colston Hall [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.

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 Roscoe Brown Student Center [BC], Room 309.

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.

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

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).

 

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