Frequently Asked Questions

Can I leave after my name is called?

NO! All graduates must remain until the end of the ceremony for the safety and comfort of all guests. The ceremony will be approximately three hours. Once the procession has begun, you will not be permitted to leave the arena.

Will there be lockers available?

No, locker rooms will not be available at the Barclays Center. Graduates should not arrive to Commencement with large personal items.

When can I pick up my Commencement 2019 tickets?

In order to be eligible for Commencement 2019 tickets you must attend an official Graduate Briefing session. For students were not able to attend a briefing, please 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 5 tickets from the Office of Student Life & Development. Students will be notified if more tickets become available. You must bring your official ID to pick-up tickets.

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 the Fall 2018.)

Is there a special tassel to wear as an Honors graduate?

On Commencement Day, these candidates for graduation will be given a “gold tassel” to wear with their academic regalia.  The tassel will be provided at the sign-in desk the morning of Commencement via the Dean Street Entrance of the Barclays Center.