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Parents, Families and Guests


Parents, Families and Guests

Information for Parents, Families and Guests

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.



Security Precautions

The security of our students and their families is always a College priority. To ensure guest safety and efficient entry into all commencement ceremonies, no drones, bags, packages, backpacks, umbrellas or selfie sticks will be allowed into these venues during our main and divisional graduations. Graduation venues include The South Campus Great Lawn, Aaron Davis Hall, the Great Hall of Shepard Hall and Spitzer Gallery. Those who do not comply with this directive will have banned items searched, and can expect to be delayed in entering the seating or marching areas. There will be no provisions for checking these items.

Thank you for your cooperation at this important time.



Commencement will take place rain or shine.  For additional information on weather related commencement changes, please visit the Information for Graduates page and review the "Weather" section.



If you are traveling to campus via Access-A-Ride or by private car due to a disability, please note the drop-off points: West 135 Street and Amsterdam Avenue or West 140 Street and Convent Avenue.  At these respective drop-off locations, there will be available CCNY Gem cars to transport you to the accessibility entrance at 75 St. Nicholas Terrace.  The drop-off points are designated due to streets closed to vehicular traffic.



On Campus parking on Commencement Day will be very limited.   We very strongly suggest you take public transportation or park in a local public garage.  There will be NO PARKING on South Campus.  Local parking lot/garage information can be found using the website.