171st Commencement Ceremony Of The City College Of New York

On the heels of The City College of New York's historic 175th anniversary celebrations, we move swiftly into celebrating our esteemed graduates of the class of 2024. CCNY, originally known as The Free Academy, held its first Commence­ment in 1853 with a graduating class of just 17. We hold true to the history and the stage set by those first matriculating in 1853. For that reason, 2023 celebrated the 170th graduating class, which corrects for how the College previously counted the number of graduations since 1847.

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, May 31, 2024 at 10:00am

Commencement 2024 is here! 

Relive our 2023 celebration!

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2024 Valedictorian and Salutatorian
Med student Viren Sehgal is 2024 CCNY Valedictorian; Hannah Khanshali is Salutatorian

Meet our Class of 2024 Valedictorian and Salutatorian.
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2024 Commencement Speaker

Vivian Gornick, acclaimed author and esteemed alumna, is CCNY's 2024 commencement speaker and honorary degree recipient.

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Divisional and Schools Ceremonies
Students standing at Commencement

Each school will host a celebration to honors its graduates.

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Know Before You Go!
South Campus

Grads & Families, before you head to commencement read these IMPORTANT Commencement Rules & Guidelines.

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Information for Graduates
Students sitting at Commencement

All the information you need for Commencement.

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Shop in Style
Two graduates holding flowers

Celebrate the Class of 2024 achievements with graduation gifts, flowers and merch.

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Commencement Book
Commencement Book

2024 Commencement book

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Commencement Day Shuttle
Campus Bus

Know where we'll go & when we'll be there, on Commencement Day.

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