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Colin Powell School Commencement 2015

Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership

Colin Powell School Commencement 2015



Information for Graduates



 Keynote Address by General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.)

WHEN: Thursday, May 28, 2015

 Students must be in line no later than 10:30 am. 
Ceremony begins promptly at 11:30 am.

WHERE: City College South Campus 




Graduates do not need a ticket for commencement but tickets for guests* are required. The tickets are free and are to be picked up in NAC 6/141. You can pick up your cap and gown in NAC 1/211. (See below.)

*Tickets may be picked up when you pick up your regalia on May 20, 26, and 27 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. In addition, tickets may also be picked up on May 21, but please note that you will not be able to pick up regalia on this date. Tickets must be ordered via Eventbrite and picked up in person. Please note that you will need to use your official City College email address in order to request tickets. The maximum number of tickets, per student, is three (3). You will need your student ID or driver's license to receive your tickets. If you cannot pick up your tickets on the above dates, a friend or family member can pick them up for you. They must bring a copy of your ID and a signed note from you authorizing them to pick up your tickets. When you pick up your tickets, you will receive formal instructions and a graduation packet with detailed instructions about what you will need to have on the morning of commencement. Once you have picked up your tickets, your name will be crossed off the list, and you will not be able to pick up tickets at any other time.* Every guest who needs a seat, needs a ticket. Infants and toddlers (age 2 and under) who will sit on adults' laps do not need tickets. 


And, finally, please note that selling of tickets to this event are strictly prohibited. 



By now, you should have ordered your cap and gown from Herff Jones. If you have not received your order, please contact Student Life in NAC 1/210.

Caps and Gowns may be picked up: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm; Tuesday, May 26, 2015 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm; Wednesday, May 27, 2015 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Please note, if you pre-ordered your regalia at the Graduate Salute or online, you will pick them up on the above dates, along with your tickets.
About your regalia:
CCNY undergraduate students do not wear hoods.
CCNY caps have tassels in the school colors.
CCNY graduate students wear hoods colored according to their degree.
Wear your academic robe closed. Your cap should be centered on your head with the mortarboard (the top) flat, not tilted. Caps tend to slip; hairpins will help. No jeans please; wear shoes, not sneakers. For undergraduates, the tassel on your cap should be worn in front on the right side; they will be switched to the left when the President confers the degrees near the end of the ceremony. The cap and gown are yours to keep.
ASSEMBLY LOCATION FOR GRADUATES: Detailed map of the South Campus will be added soon. For students with mobility issues please contact AccessAbility Center (Student Disability Services) at 212-650-5913.



The ceremony will go on rain or shine. You and your guests should prepare for the possibility of inclement weather, bright sunlight, and extreme heat. We recommend bringing sunscreen and bug repellent as you will be sitting on a grassy area of the south campus lawn. 



Please emphasize to your guests that aisles and walkways must remain clear, and that they and you must remain seated during the entire ceremony and procession. 



Programs will be handed out as guests arrive for the ceremony. They will contain the names of September 2014 and February 2015 graduates, and May 2015 candidates for graduation, as provided by the Office of the Registrar. 



The Commencement ceremony will be professionally photographed. Photo locations will be set up for public use from and for an hour after the ceremony. Detailed information on photo locations will be added before May 28.  As a public event, any activity and all portions of the event may be captured in video and/or still photography. Please visit the CCNY website to review the Photo-Release policy and any information related to the Opting-Out.



Diplomas are not presented at Commencement. Students will be notified by e-mail to their CCNY account when they are available for pickup. For further information please call the Registrar's office at 212-650-7861.



No parking will be available on campus. We recommend that you start early and take public transportation, car-pool, or get dropped off if possible. The following is a list of public parking lots near CCNY:

MPG Uptown 2, LLC 3333 Broadway (between 134th & Riverside Drive)    

(212) 281-0698    

Open 24 Hours, 7 Days a Week. 

MTP Operating Corp. 265 Edgccombe Avenue at 145th Street    

(212) 234-9227    

Open every day from 7 am-7 pm    

Entrance on Edgecombe (One Way Street) Go North of 145th Street on St. Nicholas Avenue and make the first right turn. Go to Edgecombe Avenue and make a right turn. Go to the entrance to the garage at 145th Street. 

MTP Parking 90 Old Broadway (between 131st & 133rd Street)    

(212) 280-7487 

Open 24 Hours, 7 Days a Week   

Y&H Garage  526-534 West 134th Street (between Broadway & Amsterdam Avenue) 

(212) 862-3502 
Open 24 Hours, 7 Days a Week

Note: All listed garages charge extra for vans, SUVs and trucks.