2018 CUNY Baccalaureate Commencement
Congratulations, your special day is coming soon! Here’s the information you need for the 2018 Commencement Ceremony.
Eligibility for Graduation
CUNY BA students, if you are planning on attending the commencement ceremony on Monday, June 4, 2018 you have to be part of one of these (potential) graduating classes:
- September 2017 graduate
- January 2018 graduate
- Potential June 2018 graduate (deadline to complete graduation audit is March 9th)
- Potential September 2018 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. Students must have completed a graduation audit in order to be eligible.
- 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 Registration and payment – due by Tuesday, May 1st
- Request for Foreign Embassy / Consulate Letter – due Friday, April 20th
- Alumni Awards Application – due Friday, May 11th (if you’re applying)
- Awards & Graduate School Info – due Friday, May 11th
Sign up to Participate!
All students wishing to participate in commencement must register, submit the required information and pay the $55.00 fee by May 1, 2018. 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 $40.00. Either way, you must register and pay in order to participate in the ceremony. If you do not submit your cap and gown order on time, we may not be able to order the required attire for you.
How do you register? Click here!
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 11th.
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.