Commencement Exercises

This year’s program will feature a Commencement Address as well as the Outstanding Faculty Award and two Student Speakers all elected by members of the graduating class. The ceremonies will be livestreamed for loved ones and families.

Ceremony begins at 11:30 AM

Entry & access for volunteers, faculty & grads: 9:30 AM
Entry & access for all guests: 10:30 AM

Information for Graduating Students

You must order your graduation regalia online by .

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 be paid for separately by you if you choose to order them. In addition, there are graduation packages available for purchase on this site. However, you are not required to order them.

All regalia will be shipped directly to CUNY Law for pickup with Career Planning, date and times to be announced. You MUST bring your full regalia on the day of your Ceremony. We will not have extra gowns on hand on the day of the ceremony.

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

We will announce if we block of rooms for guests at the following hotels.

Courtyard New York Queens/Fresh Meadows
Rooms must be booked no later than May 1. To book your room, click here.

You can also book rooms at the following hotels near the school.

ALOFT Hotels, Long Island City
Hilton Garden Inn, Long Island City
The Hyatt Place