Commencement Ceremony

Commencement will be at Selma and Max Kupferberg Center for the Arts, Colden Auditorium, Queens College. Click here for information on parking and directions to Kupferberg Center. Graduates must arrive at the Colden Auditorium at 10:00am for a group photograph. Family and friends will be admitted at 10:30am.


Lawyers Pledge and Graduation Reception

Our graduating class will take the Lawyers Pledge at CUNY Law on Thursday, May 11 at 5:00pm in the Auditorium. Simulcast rooms will be available for overflow. Immediately following will be a Graduation Reception to run until 7:00pm. This is a great opportunity for your family and friends to meet the CUNY School of Law community.


Graduation Regalia

You must order your graduation regalia online by Saturday, April 1, 2017.

The cost of your regalia is included in your materials fees, BUT YOU MUST order it online. Please note: There is a gold tassel included with your regalia with the graduation date attached. This tassel will be used on graduation day and is yours to keep. The Cardinal Silver Souvenir Tassel for sale on the website is an extra $9.95 in addition to the diploma frame for sale at $155. These items must bepaid for separately by you if you choose to order it. In addition, there are graduation packages available for purchase on this site. However, you are not required to order them.

You can pick up your regalia in the Career Planning Office, Room 4/108. Unfortunately, we cannot take any regalia with us on graduation day, so please pick up your regalia by Thursday, May 11 at noon. Your gown and hood must be returned immediately following the graduation ceremony. We will have a drop-off station directly outside Colden Auditorium for you to leave the items to be returned. This must be done directly following the graduation ceremony. The cap and tassel are yours to keep.


Commencement Photography

Island Photography will again be providing photo coverage of our commencement ceremony. Every graduate will be photographed twice as they cross the stage, are greeted by the Dean, and return to their seat. There will also be a class photograph taken.

There is absolutely no obligation to purchase! Everyone will be photographed, but if you want to receive the proofs you must register. Within 48 hours after the ceremony, complimentary color proofs will be emailed and mailed to every graduate. This service guarantees each student a unique keepsake of this memorable achievement (color proofs are complimentary).

The pricing is quite reasonable with packages starting at only $7.95, but you are under no obligation to purchase photos. When you register to receive complimentary proofs, Island Photography will request your address and email information in order to deliver your color proofs. This is the only way they will be able to communicate with you. The school is not responsible for delivering proofs or furnishing your information. If you choose to purchase photos you may do so directly through Island Photography.

It's simple and only takes a minute... you'll be glad you did! Click here to sign up to receive your proofs.


Hotel Reservations

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn Manhattan View.

Holiday Inn Manhattan View
We have rooms here from May 11 - 14 for $179-$199 per night not including additional tax. Rooms must be booked no later than April 16th. To book your room, call 718-707-3700 and mention the "CUNY Law School" room block or click here to book online.

Four Points Sheraton Long Island City
We have rooms here from May 11 - 14 for $175-$205 per night not including additional tax. Rooms must be booked no later than April 11th. To book your room, call 718-786-8500 and mention the “CUNY Law School” room block or send an e-mail to Jean Marie Tomasicchio.

CUNY School of Law Commencement

Friday, May 12, 2017, 11:00AM

Selma and Max Kupferberg Center for the Performing Arts

Colden Auditorium at Queens College


Important Dates

  • March 28 – Deadline to complete Graduation Survey
  • March 31 – Pick up Graduation Invitations from Student Affairs Office
  • April 1 Deadline to submit measurements for regalia
  • April 3 – Deadline to submit Graduation application on CUNY First and Diploma form to the Registrar’s Office
  • April 27 Graduation Rehearsal
  • May 9 Regalia available for pick-up
  • May 11 Reception for graduates, family and friends
  • May 12 Graduation