2017 CUNY Baccalaureate Commencement
Congratulations, your special day is coming soon! Here’s the information you need for the 2016 Commencement Ceremony.
Eligibility for Graduation
CUNY BA students, if you are planning on attending the commencement ceremony on June 7, 2017 you have to be part of one of these (potential) graduating classes:
- September 2016 graduate
- January 2017 graduate
- Potential June 2017 graduate
- Potential September 2017 graduate
If you fall into these categories you are eligible to participate in CUNY BA’s commencement ceremony. If you are unsure about whether or not you qualify for graduation, be sure to meet with your academic advisor ASAP and go over graduation requirements.
- For last names beginning with letters A – C, H – O contact
Rafal Szczurowski 212.817.8225
- For last names beginning with D – G, P – Z contact
Kate McPherson 212.817.8237
Dates to Remember:
- Commencement Order form and fees – due by Friday, April 21st
- Request for Foreign Embassy / Consulate Letter – due Friday, April 21st
- Alumni Awards Application – due Friday, May 12th (if you’re applying)
- Awards & Graduate School Info – due Friday, May 12th
Sign up to Participate!
All students wishing to participate in commencement must register, submit the required information and pay the $50.00 fee by April 21, 2017. If you are renting a black cap and gown for your home college’s ceremony, you may use the same attire for our event; in that case, your fee will be $35.00. Either way, you must register to participate in the ceremony and submit a payment by check or money order to our office, either by mail or in person. If you do not submit your cap and gown order on time, we may not be able to get the attire for you. How do you register? You just submit all of the required information on this page!
We will send an email in May with details about picking up the cap and gown, diplomas, etc. Details about the day will also be posted here.
Honors and Awards
One of the many things that make our commencement extraordinary is the opportunity we have to recognize each graduate; each will come to the stage to receive the letter of congratulations. In reading the names of the graduates, Dr. Hartswick will mention some of the honors and awards each has won. In order to do so, he needs to know what your honors are (from CUNY and beyond). We would also like to know who has been accepted to graduate school already and who has received raises, promotions or new employment opportunities as a result of earning this degree. He’ll use some specific examples in his Commencement remarks. Please complete this form by May 12th.
Participation at Home College
We know that many of you feel a strong bond to your home campus so we’re glad to remind you that you are eligible to participate in your home college commencement in addition to the CUNY BA ceremony. In March, our Registrar sends the names of graduates and potential graduates to the senior colleges. (Note: some colleges do not allow upcoming September graduates to march in June; CUNY BA does.) If you have questions about your home college’s commencement please contact your home college directly. You will be responsible for identifying the office on campus that handles arrangements and signing yourself up.