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
CCNY's Class of 2023 Valedictorian Catherine Hernandez [left] and Salutatorian Kimberly Pereyra Moreno.

Meet our Class of 2023 Valedictorian and Salutatorian.

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2023 Commencement Speaker
Bryan A. Stevenson, Esq. and Joseph L. Fleischer, FAIA ’65, '66

Keynote speaker civil rights attorney Bryan A. Stevenson and architect Joseph L. Fleischer are CCNY's 2023 honorary degree recipients.

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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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Information for Graduates
Students sitting at Commencement

All the information you need for Commencement.

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President's Message
President Vince Boudreau

President Vince Boudreau’s Class of 2023 message.

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Shop in Style
Two graduates holding flowers

Celebrate the Class of 2023 achievements with graduation gifts, flowers and merch.

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Commencement Book
Commencement Book

2023 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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