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.

 

Graduation Reception

On May 10th at 5:00pm, we invite your family and friends to join us for a Graduation Reception in your honor here at CUNY Law. The Graduation Reception will run till 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 Friday, March 23, 2018.

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 10 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 for guests at the following hotels.

Holiday Inn Manhattan View, Long Island City
We have rooms here from May 10-12 for $177-$199 per night not including additional tax. Rooms must be booked no later than April 10th. To book your room, call 718-707-3700 and mention the "CSL" room block or click here to book online and use code 'CSL.' 

ALOFT Hotels, Long Island City
We have rooms here from May 10-12 for $199 per night not including additional tax. Rooms must be booked no later than April 10th. To book your room, call Bret Owens at 718-433-9305 (ext. 4603) and mention the "CUNY Law School" room block or click here to book online.

Hilton Garden Inn, Long Island City
We have rooms here from May 10-12 for $155-$170 per night not including additional tax. Rooms must be booked no later than April 26th. To book your room, call 800-HILTONS and mention group code "CUNY", and the hotel location or click here to book online.

The Hyatt Place
We have rooms here from May 10-12 for $169-$199 per night not including additional tax. Rooms must be booked no later than April 10th. To book your room, call 1-888-492-8847 and use the group code G-LAW1.

 

Graduation Handbook 2018 <pdf>

CUNY School of Law Commencement

Friday, May 11, 2018, 11:00AM

Selma and Max Kupferberg Center for the Performing Arts

Colden Auditorium at Queens College

 

Important Dates

  • February 28– Deadline to complete Graduation Survey
  • March 6– Pick up Graduation Invitations from Student Affairs Office
  • March 23 - Deadline to submit measurements for regalia
  • April 11 – Deadline to submit Graduation application on CUNY First and Diploma form to the Registrar’s Office
  • April 18 – Graduation Rehearsal at 1:30pm in the Auditorium
  • April 30 – Regalia available for pick-up at Career Planning
  • May 10 – Last day to pick up regalia
  • May 10 – Reception for graduates, family and friends
  • May 11 – Graduation