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84th Commencement Ceremony

2024 Commencement Countdown

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Getting to Barclays Center

We have chosen this venue for our 84th 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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New York City College of Technology is proud to announce our 84th Commencement ceremony. It's with great anticipation that we come together to celebrate this momentous occasion, the remarkable achievements, and extraordinary journey of our 2024 graduating class. As we prepare to bid farewell to one chapter and embark on the next, join us in honoring the dedication, perseverance, and endless potential of our graduates.

Commencement will be held on Wednesday, June 5th, 2024, in the Barclays Center. Lineup will begin at 2PM, and the precession will start at 4:00 PM. 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.

As an alternative option to in-person attendance, live streaming of the ceremony will be made available for those who are not able to be present.

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COMMENCEMENT INFORMATION

Date: June 5
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Barclays Center 620 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Every year at the end of the spring semester, the college holds a commencement ceremony. To participate in any 2024 commencement related activities, students must have graduated or filed for graduation by the established deadlines.

Semester of Graduation Deadline
Summer 2023 July 25, 2023
Fall 2023 December 8, 2023
Winter 2024 January 26, 2024
Spring 2024 March 15, 2024

To be eligible to participate in commencement activities at Barclays Center, you will need to RSVP here by May 14 to confirm your attendance and need for tickets.

To graduate and earn your diploma, you also need to file for graduation with the Registrar's Office by the deadline date of May 28th. Learn more about applying for graduation here. (However, to ensure that your name is included in the 2023-24 commencement booklet, you must have applied before April 15th.)

IMPORTANT

Graduation and commencement are two different things. You must have filed for graduation by the deadline to participate in commencement. You must fulfill all your requirements to "graduate" and get your degree. Even if your final grades or requirements are not complete, spring and summer grads are welcome to attend commencement. This means that to allow students to take part in commencement, we don't wait to find out if they passed all of their classes or prerequisites for their final semester. To file for graduation for the included semesters, all you need to do is meet the deadline.

COMMENCEMENT CHECKLIST

It is important to go over the following checklist and take note of time sensitive deadlines. If for any reason you are not able to complete or finish the following steps, make sure to contact the Office of Student Life and Development for guidance on how to proceed.

To participate in the 2024 commencement ceremony, you must have submitted a graduation application by the specified deadline date. The 2024 Commencement Ceremony will only be open to students who will graduate in summer 2023, fall 2023, winter 2024, spring 2024, or summer 2024. Graduation filing is done through CUNYfirst.

Click here for steps to apply for Graduation in CUNYfirst

Note: Students who meet the eligibility requirements but submit their applications after the deadline may not have their names listed in the commencement program. The following conferral date may see the awarding of degrees to qualified students whose degree applications are submitted after the deadline indicated in the Academic Calendar.

To be eligible to participate in commencement activities at Barclays Center, you will need to RSVP here by May 14 to confirm your attendance and need for tickets. Tickets will be distributed via email from May 16 through May 23. If you have completed the form and do not receive your link by May 24, please contact the Office of Student Life & Development at studentlife@citytech.cuny.edu.

To graduate and earn your degree, you also need to file for graduation with the Registrar's Office by the deadline date of May 28. Learn more about applying for graduation here. (However, to ensure that your name is included in the 2023-24 commencement booklet, you must have applied before April 15th.)

Students who need invitation letters for visa-related purposes to invite friends and/or family members to attend graduation activities can contact Melany Chavez at Melany.ChavezOrdonez27@citytech.cuny.edu.

Use "Graduation Invitation Request" in your subject line. Please provide the following information in your email: student name, EMPL-ID, degree title, guest's full name, date of birth, embassy name and address, and passport number.

Caps and gowns will go on sale on 4/22/24. During the Grad Fair (April 30 - May 2), stop by the bookstore to get your cap and gown, connect with vendors, get your picture taken, and buy a class of 2024 t-shirt.

Graduation Vendors

To schedule your appointment, reach out to Continental Studios. Be sure to book early to secure your preferred date and time. Don't miss out on this opportunity to commemorate your achievements and celebrate your hard work.

Note: During the Grad Fair (April 30 - May 2), Continental Studios will be available by appointment only to take your picture on campus. Make sure to arrive 15 minutes earlier than scheduled appointment.

Commemorate your academic journey with a timeless symbol of achievement - your graduation ring. Visit Jostens or contact them directly at 800-854-7464 to place your order and mark this occasion.

Graduating students may also purchase items such as diploma frames, class t-shirt, and other alumni items from Jostens, as well as Fond Memories.

Note: Jostens and Fond Memories will be on hand to meet all your purchasing needs from April 30 to May 7 during the Grad Fair.

Mark your calendars! The annual Graduation Fair is just around the corner, and you won't want to miss it. Join us on April 30 through May 2 at the Follett Bookstore for an event packed with everything you need to prepare for the big day.

At the Graduation Fair, you'll have the chance to purchase your cap and gown, explore options for class rings, and so much more. Plus, there you will be helpful resources available to answer any questions you may have about the commencement ceremony.

Note: On the day of commencement, you will need to have a reader card for your name to be announced during the procession. Your reader cards will be distributed during the graduation fair and MUST BE BROUGHT WITH YOU ON THE DAY OF COMMENCEMENT.

Video “Shout-Out”

Do you want to create a personalized “shout-out”? Visit us during the Grad Fair, we'll set you up!

From May 16 through May 23, a link to your tickets will be sent electronically to your City Tech email. Tickets will be provided via the Barclays Center App. By May 24, if you have filled out the RSVP form and have not received your link, please email the Office of Student Life& Development at studentlife@citytech.cuny.edu.

Up to four (4) tickets will be distributed to each student who has RSVP'd. First-come, first-served policy will apply to any additional tickets requested.

Electronic Diploma

Once your degree application has been reviewed and confirmed, you will receive an email and text notification with instructions on how to claim your diploma online. Your digital diploma will be always available to you through your Parchment account after you receive it. Logging in allows you to download or distribute it without charge.

Your diploma will be sent to your preferred address on CUNYfirst. You may find instructions HERE on how to change your preferred email address.

Paper Copy Diploma

Along with your digital copy, Parchment will ship a paper copy to your mailing address on your CUNYfirst account within 3-4 weeks. Information on how to update your mailing address can be found HERE.

Questions about digital diplomas? Email Degrees@citytech.cuny.edu

Questions about the digital diploma once you have received it? Email congratulations@parchment.com

For further information, please visit the Office of the Registrar, here.

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ELIGIBILITY

To participate in any 2024 commencement related activities, students must have graduated or filed for graduation by the established deadlines.

Semester of Graduation Deadline
Summer 2023 July 25, 2023
Fall 2023 December 8, 2023
Winter 2024 January 26, 2024
Spring 2024 March 15, 2024

To graduate and earn your diploma, you also need to file for graduation with the Registrar's Office by the deadline date of May 28th.

HOW TO APPLY FOR GRADUATION

Click here for steps to apply for Graduation in CUNYfirst

Eligible students who fail to apply for graduation by the deadline, or who apply late, run the risk of not having their names included in the commencement program. Eligible students who file their degree applications after the specified graduation filing date as specified in the Academic Calendar may have their degree awarded at the next conferral date.

Learn more about applying for graduation here.

Note: To ensure that your name is included in the 2023-24 commencement booklet, you must have applied before April 15th.

IMPORTANT

Graduation and commencement are two different things. You must have filed for graduation by the deadline to participate in commencement. You must pass every class and fulfill all requirements to "graduate" and get your degree. Even if your final grades or requirements are not complete, spring and summer grads are welcome to attend commencement. This means that to allow students to take part in commencement, we don't wait to find out if they passed their classes or if they have fulfilled all the prerequisites. To file for graduation for the included semesters, all you need to do is meet the deadline.

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARDS

The College will host the Academic Excellence Awards on Thursday, May 23 to honor eligible students for their achievements. Invitations to qualifying participants will be sent out in late April. After May 1st, inquiries should be forwarded to StudentHonors@citytech.cuny.edu.

Graduation FAQs

New York City College of Technology will be hosting an in-person graduation at the Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217 to celebrate our 2023-2024 graduates on Wednesday, June 5, at 4:00PM. Click here for directions and click here for parking information!

The event will also be live streamed on the college website.

The process of applying to the Registrar to have your degree or certificate program completed is known as graduation. The actual ceremony is referred to as commencement.

Three months after your degree is conferred, your diploma will be ready. As soon as it is prepared for pickup, you will receive an email notification. Please make sure that your preferred email address is changed in CUNYFirst as this is where notifications will be sent!

It is anticipated that City Tech will graduate about 3,000 students.

The commencement ceremony will usually last between two and three hours.

If you have applied for graduation with the Registrar's Office by the Summer Graduation Application Filing Period deadline, intend to finish your coursework by the end of the summer sessions, and require six (6) credits or less to fulfill your degree requirements, you are eligible to participate in Commencement.

To acknowledge the high volume of participating graduates in the Commencement Ceremony, students' names are announced individually during the processional part of the program.

Yes, to accommodate at least four (4) guests per graduation candidate, all children must have a guest ticket for entry. However, infants and/or toddlers who can remain on an adult's lap will be allowed entry with an accompanying guest ticket holding parent/guardian. Please be advised that security will enforce this policy.

Your City Tech e-mail address is yours for life. You'll be able to continue to send and receive e-mails after graduating. Just make sure to log in at least once a year or it will go dormant, in which case you will have to log in and follow a few steps to reactivate it.

City Tech cannot arrange for entrance to the United States. However, you may email us at studentlife@citytech.cuny.edu to request a letter stating that you are a candidate for graduation and that you will be attending the commencement ceremony.

Use "Graduation Invitation Request" in your subject line. Please provide the following information in your email: student name, EMPL-ID, degree title, guest's full name, date of birth, embassy name and address, and passport number.