169th 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, 2021 celebrated the 168th 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.