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Information for Faculty and Marshals


Information for Faculty and Marshals

Marshal walking in Commencement 2016

Information for Faculty and Marshals

Commencement will take place on Friday, June 2, 2017

Time: 9:00 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 Melinda Hamilton at


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. The only time commitment involved for marshals prior to the day of Commencement is to attend a luncheon when we will review procedures and a rehearsal on June 1st at 3:00 pm.

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 14th to be listed in the Commencement Program, and include your e-mail and telephone extension.


The deadline for your order is Friday, April 21st. 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

To arrange for regalia rental, please CLICK HERE to fill out and submit the regalia order form. 

Any questions about your order can be directed to


Nat Holman Gym on the following dates

  • Thursday, May 25th,   12:00noon – 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday, May 30th,    11:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday, May 31st,   11:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, June 1nd,     11:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Friday, June 2rd,           7:00 am to 8:30 am

CWE Faculty can pick up their caps and gowns during the days/times listed above.  Pickup for CWE will also be on CCNY main campus at the Nat Holman Gym.

Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions or need additional information, feel free to call Melinda Hamilton at x7378.