Information for Faculty and Marshals

Information for Faculty and Marshals

Commencement will take place on Friday, May 31, 2019

Time: 9:30 A.M.

Location: South Campus Great Lawn


Note: Commencement will take place outdoors and on a grass surface: flat shoes are advised for comfort and mobility.

Honor students will be acknowledged at the individual school and divisions' ceremonies. 


The President and Provost request that each academic department be represented at graduation exercises by half of its full-time faculty.  It is important to ensure faculty attendance at this most important occasion for our students.  Academic regalia must be worn in the ceremony.

Each chair is requested to send the names of those in their department who will march. Those names will be compiled in an excel file to include First Name, Last Name, Department, E-mail address and phone extension.  Please send this to Dominic Stellini at %6ey.ed%75" rel="nofollow"> .


We also need volunteers from the faculty and staff to commit to being marshals. This is a very important job, and it is crucial for the smooth functioning of commencement activities. 

Marshals’ gowns will be supplied by the College to those who need them. 

If you wish to volunteer to be a Marshal, please notify the Commencement office by email ( ) no later than April 18th to be listed in the Commencement Program, and include your e-mail and telephone extension.

REGALIA ORDERING - please visit the online ordering page at 

The deadline for your order is Friday, April 19th. Please note: There will be an additional service charge of $15 for late orders. The complete package is to be returned or the full replacement price will be charged.

Faculty who participate in commencement are required to pay for their own caps and gowns. However, the College will supply gowns for those who volunteer their services as marshals. Those wishing to wear individual hoods must order them for themselves.

The charges for the rental of cap, gown, tassel, and hood (including sales tax) are the same as last year:

  • Master Cap, Gown, & Tassel: $20
  • Master Hood: $20
  • Doctoral Cap, Gown, & Tassel: $24
  • Doctoral Hood: $22


Nat Holman Gym on the following dates.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 12pm to 7pm

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 from 11am to 6pm

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 from 11am to 6pm

Thursday, May 30, 2019 from 8am to 3pm

Friday, May 31, 2019 from 7:30am to 10am


CWE Faculty can pick up their caps and gowns on the days listed above at CCNY main campus in the Nat Holman Gym or on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 in the CWE Auditorium (25 Broadway) from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.


Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions or need additional information, feel free to call Dominic Stellini at x6968.