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Commencement 2018

Division of Humanities & the Arts
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Commencement 2018

Congratulations to the Class of 2018!


The Divisional Commencement Ceremony:

WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2018

South Campus Lawn (Entrance on 135th St. & Convent Ave.)

9:30 AM

(Gates open at 8:00 AM)

Graduating students are expected to arrive at the Graduate Line-up area (see map below) at 8:00 am.

Graduating students must have a cap and gown to walk in the Humanities & the Arts Commencement.

Tickets are required for admittance to the ceremony.

Seating is first-come, first-served.

The ceremony is outdoors on a grassy surface.


Guidance for Inclement/ Severe Weather Plan

All ceremonies will go on rain or shine.  Graduates and their guests should prepare for the possibility of inclement weather, bright sunlight and extreme heat.  If rain is forecasted on the day of any ceremony, graduates and guests should come prepared with appropriate attire.  

In the event of heavy rain, an abbreviated ceremony will take place as long as it is safe to proceed. If there is severe weather, the ceremony will be cancelled.  Where possible this decision will be made in advance.


Accessibility Accommodations

If you and/or your guests require accommodations for commencement activities (both main and mini commencements) due to a disability, please go to The Accessibility Center/Student Disability Services’ Commencement Access page to receive information and request accommodations in advance of the ceremonies.


CCNY H&A COMMENCEMENT map


TICKET PICK-UP

Only Students who graduated in September 2017, or January/February 2018, or applied for June 2018 graduation may request commencement tickets.

 

Each student will be given 3 tickets for guests.

DIVISION OF THE HUMANITIES AND THE ARTS GRADUATING STUDENTS MAY PICK UP THEIR TICKETS IN NAC 5/224

DURING THESE DAYS AND TIMES:

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23 between 12:00 noon and 6:00 pm

TUESDAY, MAY 29 between 11:00 am and 6:00 pm

 

RSVP here:

Ticket image

 

Check back at NAC 5/224 on Tuesday, May 29 between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm for additional tickets, if available.

 

IF YOU DID NOT RSVP, THE ONLY WAY TO GET TICKETS IS TO WAIT UNTIL TUESDAY, MAY 29TH, 3:00 PM TO SEE IF EXTRA TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE.

YOU MUST COME IN PERSON TO NAC 5/224 TO PICK UP TICKETS.

 


For more information about the Main Commencement, the purchase of cap and gowns, graduation pictures, and the yearbook click  here .

If you have additional questions or concerns, please see below for the contact information.

*Click here for additional information regarding the Main commencement ceremony

Please check back regularly for updated information.

Last updated May 29, 2018

IMPORTANT:

There is a ban on bags at Commencement.  Please read below

Dear All,

"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. 

Venues include The South Campus Great Lawn, Aaron Davis Hall, the Great Hall of Shepard Hall, NAC Amsterdam Room 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. "


Frequently Asked Questions:

1) Can students attend two divisional/school ceremonies if they double majored?

No, students are allowed to participate only in the ceremony of the division/school which is listed as the first major on their transcript.  For example, a student whose majors are listed as English and Psychology, in that order, would participate only in the Humanities and the Arts Divisional Ceremony.  

2) Where can students order and pick up their cap and gown?

Ordering information available here: https://groups.ccny.cuny.edu/commencement/faq-s/ (please continue to check your City College email for further updates or changes to the pick up location).

3) Where can students pick up divisional commencement tickets?

RESERVE YOUR TICKETS HERE

DIVISION OF THE HUMANITIES AND THE ARTS STUDENTS MAY PICK UP THEIR TICKETS IN NAC 5/224

DURING THESE DAYS AND TIMES:

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23 between 12:00 noon and 6:00 pm

TUESDAY, MAY 29 between 11:00 am and 6:00 pm

4) Do graduating students need a ticket to attend the divisional ceremony?

No, a graduating student's cap and gown acts as their ticket into the ceremony.  Tickets are for the graduate's guests. 

5) Can students RSVP for tickets to the main commencement ceremony through the Humanities and the Arts webpage?

No, the main commencement ceremony has their own RSVP ticketing system.  Please check your City College email regularly for information regarding the ticket process, you can also contact the Office of Student Life for any questions or concerns (Phone: 212-650-5002 Email: studentlife@ccny.cuny.edu)         

6) Do infants or small children need tickets?

Children under the age of 3 do not require a ticket.  However, they cannot occupy a seat.  

7) Where do students and guests enter for the divisional commencement ceremony? 

Students and guests enter at 135th Street and Convent Avenue (click here for a map).

8) Is there campus parking available for guests or students?

No parking will be available on campus. We recommend that you start early and take public transportation, car-pool, or get dropped off if possible. The following is a list of public parking lots near CCNY:
  • MPG Uptown 2, LLC 3333 Broadway (between 134th & Riverside Drive) 

(212) 281-0698  Open 24 Hours, 7 Days a Week.

  • MTP Uni Facility 631-635 West 131st Street

(212) 368-2579  Open every day from 6 am-9:30 pm

  • MTP Parking, 90 Old Broadway (between 131st & 133rd Street)  

(212) 280-7487 Open 24 Hours, 7 Days a Week

  • Y&H Garage, 526-534 West 134th Street (between Broadway & Amsterdam Avenue)

(212) 862-3502  Open 24 Hours, 7 Days a Week

  • MTP Operating Corp. 265 Edgccombe Avenue at 145th Street

(212) 234-9227  Open every day from 7 am-7 pm

 
Note: All listed garages charge extra for vans, SUVs and trucks

Maria Olmedo (Divisional Graduation Coordinator)

Division of Humanities and the Arts

The City College of New York

NAC 5/225

Email: molmedo@ccny.cuny.edu