You are invited to be part of the 55th Commencement Ceremony at Queensborough Community College! This important event is open to all students who completed their degree requirements in January 2016 or are candidates for graduation in May 2016/August 2016.
The 55th Commencement Exercise at Queensborough Community College will take place on Friday, June 3, 2016 on the College’s Athletic Field.
To ensure the safety of all those attending our commencement exercises, all bags and packages entering the area are subject to search.
Family and Guests should proceed directly to the athletic field and be seated by 9:30 a.m.
Graduation is a formal occasion. Graduates should wear dark shoes, dresses or appropriate suits with their caps and gowns. Note: As the ceremony takes place on the athletic field, it is suggested that graduates refrain from wearing high heel shoes.
Graduates typically wear tassels on the right front side before degrees are conferred.
Graduation stoles are permitted only for Phi Theta Kappa members. No other stoles are permitted.
NOTE: Diploma covers, not actual diplomas, are given out during the graduation ceremony. Graduates will be receiving diplomas by the end of the next semester. Notifications will be sent to students that their diplomas are ready for pick up.
USE OF CELL PHONES: As a courtesy to our graduates and guests, please turn off all cell phones, pagers and any other noise-making electronic devices during the Commencement Ceremony. Absolutely NO SELFIES while walking across the stage.
For more information regarding Commencement, e-mail Commencementinfo@qcc.cuny.edu
Faculty and Non-Teaching Instructional Staff Information:
1. Order Cap & Gown
Academic attire can be ordered directly from the Herff Jones Company through the following link:
Note: If you have your own academic attire and plan to march, it is important that you notify Annette Lazaro in the Office of Student Affairs at 718-631-6314
2. Pick Up Cap & Gown
Friday, June 3 - 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. in the Holocaust Resource Center
3. Return Cap & Gown
Friday, June 3 immediately following the ceremony in the Holocaust Resource Center OR Return it to the vendor at your own expense!