Class of 2021 and 2022

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CCNY/CWE Class of 2022

The College and the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at CWE  acknowledge all students who will graduate within our division with events in the Spring of each year. 

2022 Graduation Events

CWE Graduate Salute (In-person):  

A one-stop shopping event for all your graduation items: cap, gown & stole, rings, graduation plaques and graduation photos. 

CCNY Graduate Salute (In-person):

A one-stop shopping event for all your graduation items: cap, gown & stole, rings, graduation plaques and graduation photos. 

  • Tuesday, April 12th, 2pm-4pm
  • Wednesday, April 13th, 3pm-7pm
  • Location: CCNY Uptown Campus
    • Shepard Hall, The Great Hall (Use entrance with balloons)160 Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10031

CWE Cap & Gown Pick Up (In Person):

  • Tuesday, May 24th, 4pm-6pm, CWE Auditorium

Latin Honors Ceremony (In-person):

CWE 11th Divisional Ceremony (Virtual) :

  • Wednesday, June 1st, 2022 @6pm via Zoom
  • Registration information available soon.

CCNY Commencement ( In Person):

  • Friday, June 3rd, 2022 @10am
  • Location: Great Lawn, CCNY Uptown Campus

Below are helpful informational links with regards to applying for graduation, virtual salutes, diplomas, photos and events. 

CCNY Uptown campus Information updates


Degree Audits

Degree audits are a must. Students should apply by the time they obtain 85+ credits. Complete the application online. If you have questions after you receive your audit contact the to schedule an appointment with your advisor to review your audit. Students in both cohorts should have consulted with their advisors to ensure fulfillment of all requirements for graduation.  Go to the link below to apply for a degree audit.

Bachelor of Arts: 

The degree audit is an official statement of what requirements you have completed towards your degree according to your official records.  This will help you plan your remaining semesters so you can complete your degree and graduate on time.  It also gives you the opportunity to address discrepancies between the official records and your records. This degree audits is performed only ONCE for each student.  The audit will be emailed to your CCNY email when it is completed.  When you receive the audit, you need to review and discuss with your academic advisor if you have any questions/issues. You should then be able to track your progress toward your degree yourself using the audit report and during discussions with your academic advisor.

Bachelor of Science Early Childhood Education: 

If you have been officially admitted to the Undergraduate Program in Early Childhood Education,  you should schedule your first degree audit appointment with Ms. Deborah Edwards-Anderson, ECE Program Manager, during the semester in which you take Language and Literacy 1 (EDCE 32304). You can schedule your appointment by contacting the CWE Virtual Front Desk ( ). This first appointment will establish an estimated graduation date. 

Apply for Graduation/Diploma

Degrees are conferred three times a year: September, January/February and June. Graduates “march” only one time-- in June. Please note that students wishing to graduate must have applied for graduation on CUNYfirst by the application deadline.

Upcoming Diploma (Graduation) Application Dates

Semester you will complete coursework and requirements:   Spring 2022

Degree Date : June 2022

Application Period: 11/1/21 –  2/11/22


Go to CUNY First

Student Center

My Academics

Apply for Graduation

Go here for more information.


Diplomas are usually available one to two months after the degree conferral date. Please note that diplomas are not available until 4-6 weeks after the conferral date of your degree.  Once diplomas are available you will receive an email notification from Parchment with a digital copy of your diploma and the physical diploma should arrive within 2-3 weeks afterwards.  The diploma will be mailed to your "Home Address" via the United State Post Office by first class mail.; all holds must be cleared before the diploma is released.

Go here for more information.

Cap & Gown

You can place your order for the cap & gown, tassel and stole through HerffJones. You can order online at 

Graduation Photos :

Thornton Studio- 150 W 25th Street; 212 647-1966

College Ring: 

Order your ring through Herff Jones, Balfour or Fond Memories.


Graduation Honors


Frequently Asked Questions for graduation and commencement:

Class of 2021-2022 
CCNY Uptown campus Information updates

Last Updated: 05/05/2022 11:37