Students FAQs

All students visiting a campus for any reason, must have up-to-date vaccination status and have their vaccination documents approved in CUNYfirst — unless they have been granted a religious exception or a medical exemption. Students must also have uploaded proof of receiving a booster shot once eligible, according to the guidelines. The only other exception to this change is that campus leaders can accommodate entry to students who need to access emergency services on campus, such as food pantries and mental health services.


How long is the ceremony?
The ceremony will last approximately two and a half hours.

Can I leave after my name is called?

NO! Once you have crossed the stage, received your diploma cover, and had your portrait taken, return to your seat for the remainder of the ceremony. All graduates must remain until the end of the ceremony for the safety and comfort of all guests.

Is there a secure place to leave my purse or wallet during the ceremony?

We do not have a secure area for your personal belongings.  We encourage you to leave all personal items at home or with family members or friends attending the ceremony. The College is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

What GPA do I need to graduate with Honors?

Cum Laude (3.25-3.49)
Magna Cum Laude (3.50-3.69)
Summa Cum Laude (3.70-4.00)

(For the ceremony, all graduates must have the above cumulative Grade Point Average by the end of Fall 2021.)


When can I pick up my Commencement 2022 tickets?

To be eligible for Commencement 2022 tickets, you must attend an official Graduate Briefing session. Students who cannot participate in a briefing must contact the Office of Student Life & Development (1637 Bedford Avenue – Suite 212;; 718-270-6050) to make alternate arrangements.

How many tickets am I eligible to receive?

Each graduate will receive [ still waiting on the number] tickets from the Student Life & Development Office. You must bring your official ID to pick up tickets.

Can I buy additional tickets?

Commencement tickets are not for sale. Students are encouraged to contact other graduates who may not use their full allotment of tickets. The College is not responsible for facilitating this exchange.


Medgar Evers College
1650 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

9:30 A.M.

Adrienne E. Adams, Speaker of the New York City Council