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Information for Faculty and Marshals


Information for Faculty and Marshals

Photo of CCNY President Boudreau walking onto commencement stage

Information for Faculty and Marshals

Commencement will take place on Friday, June 1, 2018

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 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 on Thursday, May 17th Noon-2PM and a rehearsal on May 31st at 2:30 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 13th to be listed in the Commencement Program, and include your e-mail and telephone extension.

REGALIA ORDERING - please visit our online order form. All orders must be placed via this form.

The deadline for your order is Friday, April 20th. 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 23rd, 2018 from 12pm to 7pm

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 from 11am to 6pm

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 from 11am to 6pm

Thursday, May 31st, 2018 from 8am to 3pm

Friday, June 1st, 2018 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 22nd 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 Melinda Hamilton at x7378.