Is Commencement the same as Graduation Day?
Yes, Commencement is the actual ceremony held to recognize students who will have completed their degree requirements by August 2021.
When is Commencement?
We are hosting a virtual Commencement on Wednesday, June 9th at 5:00 pm (eastern).
Where do I find the link?
The link will be shared via email and text as we get closer to the day.
How do I make sure my name is correct on my diploma?
Candidates who will fulfill their degree requirements at the end of the current semester will receive an email with instructions to complete the Application for Degree in MyServices.
When and how do I order my cap and gown?
You can order your cap and gown TODAY.
While regalia is not required for the virtual ceremony, you may purchase graduation attire as a souvenir and to take photos with your family. We have partnered with a company called Oak Hall for the caps and gowns. Here is the link to our graduation shop on their website:
Please note: We strongly recommend that you order your cap and gown as soon as possible as they are experiencing great demand. Your purchases will be shipped to you at home in mid-May.
I heard that President Jerome gives shout-outs during his speech to family members graduating together. How do I make sure my family member and I get on that list?
Yes, he does! If you are graduating with a family member, please contact Jackie Ruegger in the President’s Office at email@example.com. She will need the full names of the family members, the relationship between or among you, and the degrees being earned.
Will my name be read at the ceremony?
Yes! Every graduate will have their name announced as they walk across the stage. (How exciting is that?)
Are students who finished their degree requirements in December allowed to walk in the June commencement ceremony? What about students who won’t finish until August?
Yes! If you finished at the end of the Fall semester or the Spring semester, you are welcome to participate in Commencement in June. Please remember: It’s important that you clear any balances due the College. We won’t be able to release your transcripts or diploma until your account is released by the Bursar’s Office.
Are online students eligible to walk in Commencement?
Yes, absolutely! We want to see all of our proud graduates there.
Will I receive my diploma at the ceremony?
No. Diplomas will be available for pick up in approximately 2-3 months after your degree requirements are completed. The Registrar will send a letter and an email once they are available.
Who do I contact if I have special needs (i.e. mobility, hearing, other) should I choose to participate in the ceremony?
Please contact Jackie Ruegger in the President’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will there be a photographer?
Yes, a professional photographer will be on hand to take a picture as you walk across the stage and shake the hand of President Jerome or Chairman Jerome. An additional photo opportunity will be available on site. You will receive information in the mail from the vendor after the ceremony about obtaining copies of your pictures.
Will the ceremony be videotaped?
Yes, the College will be videotaping Commencement. Later in the summer, we will share a highlights video showcasing special moments from both ceremonies.
What is Grad Finale and when is it?
Grad Finale is where you will pick up your guest tickets, as well as your cap and gown. You will also receive important information for you and your guests about arriving at Radio City Music Hall. While there, you’ll also be able to join the Alumni Association, check in with Career Services, and purchase graduation mementos.
Bronx Campus (Mintz Auditorium)
May 18: 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm • May 19: 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm
New Rochelle Campus (The MAC)
May 20: 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm • May 21: 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm
When are the academic awards ceremonies held?
Students graduating with Latin honors will be celebrated at events on both campuses:
- Bronx Campus (Mintz Auditorium): June 8 • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
- New Rochelle Campus (Barnes & Noble): June 9 • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
When will King Graduate School hold its Hooding & Award ceremony?
- Bronx Campus (Mintz Auditorium): June 4 • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm