168th Commencement Ceremony Of The City College Of New York
The City College of New York, celebrating its 175th historic anniversary and originally known as The Free Academy, held its first Commencement in 1853 with a graduating class of just 17. As we step into the 175th year of academic success, we hold true to the history and the stage set by those first matriculating in 1853. For that reason, this year we will celebrate the 168th graduating class, which corrects for how the College previously counted the number of graduations since 1847.
Congratulations to the class of 2021, the 168th graduating class of The City College of New York!
We salute the graduates from all the different schools and divisions of the City College of New York and we look forward to seeing them follow in the footsteps of thousands of alumni who have made a difference in the community, the city, the country, and the world.
Friday, June 4, 2021 at 10:00am
2021 Valedictorian and Salutatorian
Meet our Class of 2021 Valedictorian and Salutatorian.
Divisional and Schools Ceremonies
Each school will host a celebration to honors its graduates.
Information for Graduates
All the information you need for Commencement.
2021 Commencement book
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CLASS OF 2021
"You are the light of our lives, the fulfillment of our hopes, and our best chance at a fair and just society. I am honored to offer each and everyone of you my most enthusiastic and profound congratulations."
President Vincent Boudreau