What is the date of Commencement Ceremony?
Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 7:00 P.M.
Students should arrive no later than 6:00 p.m.
Where is Commencement Ceremony?
The graduation ceremony will take place at the Nassau Coliseum.
Where and when do I get measured?
Cap, gown, hood and tassel can be picked up at the College Bookstore on campus during normal operating hours of the Bookstore beginning April 17, 2017. Be reminded that this custom designed academic regalia is yours to keep.
Is there a fee for the academic regalia?
The Cap, Gown, Hood and Tassel are part of the all purpose fee.
Are there tickets?
Tickets are not required and you may invite as many guests as you wish.
Where do I go the day of Commencement Ceremony?
Lower Level of the Coliseum. Guests will not be permitted to the Lower Level with students.
My grandmother is coming, she can’t walk far.
Please find Coliseum Security – there is a special seating area with an elevator.
Are individual names read?
Do I receive my diploma that day?
No. This process is automatically completed following certification of transcripts and the printing of diplomas, so allow 3- 4 months for receipt of the diploma.
How long will the commencement exercise take?
Approximately 2 ½ hours.
Who will be the speaker?
As in the past, the College President, a representative of the County, President of Student Government and the Valedictorian.
I belong to Phi Theta Kappa, how do I get the gold tassel and hood?
You should receive information from Phi Theta Kappa directly.
What classes does the Ceremony cover?
August 2016, December 2016 and May 2017.
I lost my copy of the letter and the receipt?
If you have filed the Graduation Application at the Registrar prior to the cutoff date, your name can be confirmed from a list at the Bookstore. If you did not, please bring a copy of this letter or your Graduation Application with you to the Bookstore.
Where do I park?
There is no fee for parking at the Coliseum on May 23, 2017.