Marching Order is a registration system that informs us whether you plan to attend and cross the stage at Commencement. Most importantly, this database is used to distribute digital tickets about two weeks before the ceremony on May 30.

The Marching Order system opens Mar 11 and the deadline to register is May 5, 2024. You will receive an email from to your York College email address ( Please follow the prompts.

The MarchingOrder registration process is a two-step process. The first step is to apply for graduation. If you have not yet applied for graduation through CUNYFirst, then you will not get a MarchingOrder email. Please make sure that you are checking your York College email address (

The second step is to register for MarchingOrder, using the email link sent to you. After you have applied for graduation, and been certified by the registrar’s office, you will receive an email to participate in the 2024 graduation ceremony. You will receive this email in April.

You will receive this email with the link to log into your personal MarchingOrder portal, please create your slide. Your slide will include your name, degree and latin honors. It will be shown when you cross the stage during the ceremony. Please follow the instructions to record your name phonically. MarchingOrders also records each student’s name. Please speak clearly and slowly when saying your name.