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78th Commencement Ceremony

2018 Commencement Countdown


Itemized list of required academic attire:

Complete Set $49.53 (+ tax)
Separate Items
Gown $20.27 (+ tax)
Cap $4.67 (+ tax)
Tassel $3.27 (+ tax)
Hood $21.33 (+ tax)

You will not be allowed to participate in the ceremony if you do not have the required academic attire.


Getting to Barclays Center

We have chosen this venue for our 78th Commencement due to its proximity to our campus and convenience to our graduates. It is located at the cross-roads of Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues. The following is a brief summary of various modes of transportation you may wish to use:

By Bus: Twelve bus lines stop near the arena: B25, B26, B37, B38, B41, B45, B52, B63, B65, B67, B69, and B103.

By Subway: 2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, Q, or R train to Atlantic Avenue- Barclays Center Station. Take the C Lafayette Avenue or the G to Fulton Street.

By Car: Note that parking is both limited and costly. Barclays Center is easily accessed from the Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, or the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. If you are using a GPS the venue’s address is 620 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY.

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The New York City College of Technology is proud to announce its 78th Commencement ceremony, which will be held on Monday, June 4, 2018 in the Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue. The main entrance is located at the intersection of Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues. This modern venue is situated on top of one of the largest transit hubs in New York. Public transit is the fastest, most convenient way to travel there.

The ceremony will begin with the procession of the 2018 graduates at 6:30 pm SHARP.

Graduation Tickets

Due to the large graduating class each graduate will be given five (5) tickets to the Commencement Ceremony. Ticket distribution for Commencement will take place on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 and Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm in the 5th Floor Atrium Lounge.

Extra Tickets

After all those participating in the ceremony have collected their initial five tickets there may be extras remaining. Any available extra tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis on Friday, June 1, 2018 in the Office of Student Life and Development in room G 516 starting at 10:00 am.

Name Cards

This card will be given to you at the time you pick up your graduation tickets and will be used to call your name as you proceed into the graduation exercise. We request that you hand it to the announcer in a timely manner so you can be announced to your waiting family and friends.

Commencement Schedule

Graduates are asked to arrive by 5:00 pm for line-up. You will be directed to your staging area upon arrival. Look for your department or program signs.

We respectfully request that you line-up already dressed in academic attire. It is recommended that personal items (e.g., purses) be given to a guest to hold until after the ceremony. Please note that no guests will be permitted in the line-up area.

Graduation Photos

On-campus photos for this year’s graduates is scheduled from Monday, April 23 — Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 8:30 am — 6:00 pm and Friday, April 27, 2018 from 9:30 am — 2:30 pm in the college Bookstore. Please visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054aafaf2aa31-nyccollege6 to select the date and time you want to get your photos taken.

After these dates, Continental Studios will continue to offer students the opportunity to have a graduation portrait taken in their studios. Just state that you are a City Tech student when scheduling an appointment. These photos are for personal use only. City Tech will not be using them for any publications. City Tech will not be creating a year book or participate in any distribution of your photos. You may schedule an appointment by going to the Continental Studios’ website, using the following link: www.continentalstudios.com. The studio will mail your proofs from which you may select the final prints.

Graduate Fair

The Graduation Fair will take place from Monday, April 30, 2018 — Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 8:30 am — 6:00 pm and Friday, May 4th, 2018 from 9:30 am — 2:30 pm in the college Bookstore. This one stop event will provide an opportunity for graduating students to have graduation photos taken, purchase caps and gowns, class rings and memento diploma frames, as well as participate in a raffle for a variety of gifts. The deadline to pre-order cap and gowns is March 18, 2018 through Jostens by visiting www.jostens.com. Pre-ordered caps and gowns can be picked up in the college Bookstore beginning Monday, April 30, 2018.

Embassy/Employer Letters

If you need a letter to verify the date of graduation for your employer or for an embassy, please come to the Office of Student Life and Development, room G 516, call 718.260.5391 or contact Casey Briggs via email: cbriggs@citytech.cuny.edu.

Make sure to include your name, contact information and the name and address of the person to whom the letter should be written. Please give the office 48 hours advance notice to produce the letter.

Please request all letters by Friday, May 18, 2018.

Special Accommodations

If you or a guest will require special accommodations such as assistance with mobility or interpretative services, please contact Casey Briggs at cbriggs@citytech.cuny.edu before Friday, May 18, 2018. We will contact the venue to make appropriate arrangements.

Honors Convocation

The honors convocations are ceremonies held the last week of May to celebrate students at the highest level of academic achievement including:

  • The valedictorian and salutatorian,
  • Department special achievement award winners,
  • Members of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), and
  • Baccalaureate students with 60 or more credits taken at City Tech and cumulative GPAs of 3.25 or above.

Letters are sent to the City Tech email address and official physical address of eligible students by the end of April. If you believe you are eligible to participate and have not received an invitation by the end of April, please email StudentHonors@citytech.cuny.edu to inquire (and please don’t forget to include your EMPL ID).

Graduation FAQs

Graduation is on Monday, June 4, 2018 at 6:30 pm at the Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217.
Ticket distribution is on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 and Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 10:00 am — 7:00 pm in the Atrium 5th Floor Lounge. Each graduate will receive five (5) tickets.
Extra tickets will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis on Friday, June 1, 2018 in the Office of Student Life and Development in Room G-516 starting at 10:00 am.
The deadline to pre-order cap and gowns is March 18, 2018 through Jostens by visiting www.jostens.com. Pre-ordered caps and gowns, will be available for pick-up and payment at the Bookstore in the General Building starting Monday, April 30, 2018. If you haven’t pre-ordered the required academic attire, all items will be available for sale during the Graduation Fair from Monday, April 30, 2018 through Friday, May 4, 2018 in the college Bookstore. Students will not be allowed to participate in the ceremony without the required academic attire.
Graduation photos will take place in the college Bookstore from Monday, April 30, 2018 to Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm, and on Friday, May 4, 2018 from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. You may also purchase class rings in the college Bookstore during those times. Please contact 718-855-7339 or stop by the Bookstore for more information.
Accommodations such as assistance with mobility and interpretive services are available. Please contact Casey Briggs at 718-260-5391 or cbriggs@citytech.cuny.edu before Friday, May 18, 2018 if you require accommodations.
The Registrar’s Office will notify you to pick up your diploma approximately 12 to 15 weeks after your date of conferral. The Registrar’s Office will only email your City Tech email account. Please wait for an email notification to your official City Tech email account before coming in to pick up your diploma.
The honors convocations are ceremonies held the last week of May to celebrate students at the highest level of academic achievement, including the valedictorian and salutatorian, department award winners, members of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), and baccalaureate students with 60 or more credits taken at City Tech and cumulative GPAs of 3.25 or above. Letters are sent to the City Tech email address and official physical address of eligible students by the end of April. If you believe you are eligible to participate and have not received an invitation by the end of April, please email StudentHonors@citytech.cuny.edu to inquire (and please don’t forget to include your EMPL ID).

For more information and updates check your City Tech email for the Student Life and Development graduation electronic newsletter or contact Student Life and Development by phone: 718-260-5391, email: studentlife@citytech.cuny.edu or stop by room G-516.

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