Graduating and Commencement
There are four graduating periods each year: August, January, February, and May. However, there is only one commencement exercise in May.
Applying for Graduation
Students are required to apply for graduation on CUNYfirst during the semester prior to the semester in which they plan to complete their degree requirements for graduation. (See College Academic Calendar for exact application deadline date.) Students can apply for graduation on CUNYfirst via the Student Center or Self Service.
Graduation in Absentia
Students who will not be in attendance at York when completing their final requirements must first receive permission from the Registrar to graduate in absentia and apply online in CUNYfirst.