170th 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 2023. 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, 2022 celebrated the 169th 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, June 2, 2023 at 10:00 am
Commencement 2023 is here!
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2023 Valedictorian and Salutatorian
Meet our Class of 2023 Valedictorian and Salutatorian.
2023 Commencement Speaker
Keynote speaker civil rights attorney Bryan A. Stevenson and architect Joseph L. Fleischer are CCNY's 2023 honorary degree recipients.
Divisional and Schools Ceremonies
Each school will host a celebration to honors its graduates.
Information for Graduates
All the information you need for Commencement.
President Vince Boudreau’s Class of 2023 message.
Shop in Style
Celebrate the Class of 2023 achievements with graduation gifts, flowers and merch.
2023 Commencement book
View Commencement Book
Commencement Day Shuttle
Know where we'll go & when we'll be there, on Commencement Day.