Congrats Grads

CCNY/CWE Downtown Graduation



Congrats Grads


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. 



Road to Graduation 2023


  • Senior Orientation
  • The Graduate Salute     
    • CWE:  Thursday, April 20th, Auditorium, 4:00pm-7:00pm
    • Main Campus Uptown: April 18 & 19, 2023 Time & Location: TBA
  • Latin Honors Ceremony
    •  Thursday, May 25th, 2023, Auditorium, 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Cap & Gown Pick-Up
    • CWE: Tuesday, May 23, 2023, 4:00pm-7:00pm, Auditorium
    • Main Campus: Wednesday, May 24th, 2023
                                 Thursday, May 25th, 2023
  • CWE Divisional Graduation 
    •  Wednesday, May 31st, 2023, Aaron Davis Hall, Main Campus  6:00pm-8:00pm. Line Up 5:15pm
  • City College Commencement 
    • Friday, June 2nd, 2023, South Lawn, Main Campus. Time: TBA                                                                                                                               
  •  Graduation Tickets
    • CWE Divisional Ceremony tickets:
      • Tuesday, May 23rd, 4:00pm-7:00pm; Location: Auditorium
      • Wednesday, May 24th, 10am-6pm,
      • Tuesday, May 30th 10am-7pm (Extra Tickets Only)
    •  CCNY Commencement tickets:

 Design Your Cap: 2023 Mortar Board Contest

Cap Contest

DEADLINE: Saturday, APRIL 22nd, noon

Rev up your creativity and get your glue guns ready! One lucky student and a runner-up will be selected and recognized during the CWE Divisional Graduation Ceremony for their mortarboard decoration. It’s a great chance to win a prize and some CWE swag. Be ready to be photographed at both CWE’s and CCNY’s commencement ceremonies. Design your cap and exhibit at Road to Graduation Exhibition Hall at CWE!

  • Cap Design Exhibition:
    • Monday, May 1st through Monday, May 22nd
  •  Exhibition Opening Night Reception:
    • Monday, May 1st, 5pm CWE Auditorium
    • Open for Students, Faculty and Staff, Alumni and Friends
  •  Caps will be returned and available for pick up at CWE on:
    • Tuesday, May 23rd through Friday, May 26th , 5PM.
  •  Winners will be announced at the:
    • CWE Divisional Ceremony (In Person) Wednesday, May 31st, 2023
  •  Enter the contest by completing the online application click HERE.

Students/Graduates interested in participating must complete the online application to receive a cap.Once you complete the application arrangements will be made for cap pick up with the front desk.

Ideas & Samples:


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. 


Will you be completing your studies during this academic year?

If so, keep in mind that you must apply for your diploma during your final semester.  If you do not apply you will not receive a diploma, even if you complete all requirements. Please see the chart below to determine when you need to apply.  Please note that these are firm deadlines. 


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:  


Degree Date :

June 2023

Application Period: 

November 1st, 2022  to February 24th, 2023


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:

CCNY Uptown Graduation Information
CCNY Uptown campus Information updates

Last Updated: 10/17/2023 15:02