Harris Hall - Cherry Blossoms

H&A Divisional Commencement Ceremonies 2024

Congratulations to the Class of 2024!


The Divisional Commencement Ceremonies:

Aaron Davis Hall

Entrance on Convent Avenue, south of West 135th Street.

THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2024 - 5:00 PM (Doors open at 3:30 PM)

Black Studies

Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures

Asian Studies
Jewish Studies




FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2024 - 10:00 AM (Doors open at 8:30 AM)


Media & Communication Arts


Theatre & Speech


Graduating students are expected to arrive at the Graduate Line-up area (see map below) at the time the doors open.

Graduating students must have a black 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.


Beginning April 5th, register and order your tickets:

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Students were emailed invitations via Campus Groups, please check your Citymail to find your registration link and tickets.

Each student may reserve a maximum of two tickets for guests.

Sign up here to be contacted about extra tickets if they become available: Extra Ticket Sign-Up.

These ceremonies are for students who graduated in September 2023, or January/February 2024, or applied for June 2024 graduation

Please RSVP by Friday, May 17, 5:00 pm

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



Cap and Gown Pick-up Days & Times

May 22nd -  12:00 pm to 7:00 pm
May 23rd -  11:00 am to 6:00 pm


Accessibility Accommodations

If you and/or your guests require accommodations for commencement activities (both main and divisional 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.

Please check back regularly for updated information.

Last updated April 17, 2024

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/cap-and-gown-information-/ (please continue to check your City College email for further updates or changes to the pick up location).
3) 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. 
4) Can students RSVP for tickets to the main commencement ceremony through the Humanities and the Arts webpage?
No, the main commencement ceremony has its own RSVP ticketing system.  Please check your City College email regularly for information regarding the ticket process, you may also contact the Office of Student Life for any questions or concerns (Phone: 212-650-5002 Email: studentlife@ccny.cuny.edu )
5) Do infants or small children need tickets?
Children under the age of 3 do not require a ticket.  However, they cannot occupy a seat.  
6) Where do students and guests enter for the divisional commencement ceremony? 
Students and guests enter on east side of Convent Avenue, just south of West 135th Street.
7) Is there campus parking available for guests or students?
No, parking is not 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.  Call ahead to check availability:
  • 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 Edgecombe Avenue at 145th Street
(212) 234-9227  Open every day from 7 am-7 pm

Last Updated: 04/19/2024 07:05