May 31, 2019

Graduation Requirements Faculty & HEO Information

You are invited to be part of the 58th Commencement Ceremony at Queensborough Community College! This important event is open to all students who completed their degree requirements in January 2019 or are candidates for graduation in June 2019/August 2019.

The 58th Commencement Exercise at Queensborough Community College will take place on Friday, May 31, 2019 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

Order Your Cap and Gown

You may purchase your cap and gown from the Barnes & Noble / Queensborough Bookstore beginning March 18th. The earlier you order, the better your chances to have a robe that fits you comfortably. The costs of your cap and gown is $54.50 and may be paid by cash, credit card, check or money order payable to Barnes and Noble. Payment must be made at time of purchase. The bookstore is open Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays from 9 am. until 2 p.m. For more information, call the bookstore at (718) 631-4200.

Purchasing your cap and gown is confirming your attendance for commencement. Family and friends are welcome, no tickets needed. All are welcome.

Note: During the College's spring break (April 19 through 28), the bookstore will be closed.

Graduates: Show your cap and gown receipt to receive a 20% discount on the latest QCC gear at Barnes & Noble Bookstore.

three female students in caps and gowns at commencement

Faculty/HEO Information

The Deadline to order academic attire is: Friday April 26, 2019.

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, May 31 - 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. in the Kupferberg Holocaust Center.

3. Return Cap & Gown
Friday, June 1 immediately following the ceremony in the Kupferberg Holocaust 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.