June 1, 2018

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Graduation Requirements Faculty & HEO Information

You are invited to be part of the 57th Commencement Ceremony at Queensborough Community College! This important event is open to all students who completed their degree requirements in January 2018 or are candidates for graduation in June 2018/August 2018.

The 57th Commencement Exercise at Queensborough Community College will take place on Friday, June 1, 2018 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.

Graduation Requirements

Student Information

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/MOBILE DEVICES: As a courtesy to our graduates and guests, please silence all mobile phones, tablets 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

Students marching into commencement Students under the tent at commencement

Faculty/HEO Information

Doctor Diane B. Call at Commencement

The Deadline to order academic attire is: Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

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:
Faculty Attire

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 before Tuesday, May 1.

2. Pick Up Cap & Gown
Friday, June 1 - 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. in the Holocaust Resource Center

3. Return Cap & Gown
Friday, June 1 immediately following the ceremony in the Holocaust Resource Center OR Return it to the vendor at your own expense!


Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC)Opens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

Using the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

Queensborough Art GalleryOpens in a new window
QCC Art GalleryOpens in a new window

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.