Family and guests need to be seated by 7:45 AM.
Students will receive six invitations.
Invitation Pick-Up Location
Office of Student Activities will distribute during Senior Days.
Cap and Gown Distribution
Students can purchase their caps, gowns, tassel, and hoods during Senior Days on Tuesday, May 15th and Wednesday, May 16th.
Please make sure that your academic attire includes a robe, a hood (a collar that hangs down your back from around your neck), a cap and a tassel. The total cost for your cap, gown, tassel, and a hood is $65.00 for a Bachelor Unit and $70.00 for a Masters Unit. Payment is to be made online during your order.
For more information visit Senior Day.
Conferring Of Degrees
At the appointed time graduates will be asked to walk across the platform to be greeted by the President. A photograph will be taken of each graduate as he/she stands with the President. After all, graduates have returned to their seats, the President will confer the degrees and tassels may be moved from the right to the left side of the cap.
Upon arrival in the robing area, each graduate will be asked to complete (please print clearly) a form, which will serve a dual purpose. First, it will be presented to the reader when reaching the platform so that names may be announced when called to the platform. Second, it will be used by the photographers as notification regarding the purchase of your individual picture with the President. Your photo proofs may be obtained either electronically or by mail. There will be no charge for the proofs, and you will be under no obligation to make a purchase. Since photographs will be taken of all graduates as they walk across the platform, we ask that all other photos be taken either before or after the ceremony.
Parking will be available in the College's two parking lots on Guy R. Brewer Blvd. Street parking on Liberty Avenue and other surrounding areas may also be available.
- It is recommended that graduates wear flat or low heel shoes.
- Please do not leave personal items of any kind in the robing area.
- The cap, gown, hood, and tassel belong to you and do not need to be returned to the College.
- The ceremony will be held rain or shine. If it rains, students and faculty will be provided with a waterproof poncho.
Watch It Live!
You can see the Commencement Ceremony live at http://www.york.cuny.edu on the day of Commencement, Friday, June 1, 2018, at 9:00 AM.