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Graduation & Commencement

2022 Commencement Countdown

Graduates, it is time to celebrate!!!!!

Over the past two years, you and your peers have faced circumstances incomparable to any event of the last century. Amid such a difficult period, you found the fortitude to press through, adapting to the novelty of online classes, participating in internships, serving your community, and now, finally, earning your degree.

It is with great honor and privilege that we at City Tech celebrate you through the first in-person graduation ceremony held since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here, your family, friends, and loved ones will have the opportunity to gather alongside you either virtually or in-person and commemorate the momentous accomplishment you and your peers have earned.

We also recognize the reality that the COVID-19 pandemic has not entirely waned, and to protect all attendees to the 2022 commencement ceremony, we are instituting a number of precautions aimed to keep everyone safe. Please review these guidelines with any guests you plan to invite, and work alongside members of your City Tech community to end your college careers on a joyous, safe note.

Although saying farewell can be bittersweet, we at City Tech are incredibly proud of the strength you have displayed despite every challenge, and happily welcome you to our 2022 Commencement programming.

New York City College of Technology's Commencement ceremony will be held in-person on Thursday, June 2 at 4:00pm at Coney Island's Amphitheater at Seaside Park.

Eligibility

To be eligible for graduation and be able to participate in commencement activities, candidates meet the following requirements:

  • 60+ credits for Associate / 120+ credits for Bachelor's degree
  • GPA of 2.0 or better
  • Completion of Credits in Residency
  • Completion of Writing Intensive Requirement
  • Completion of Overall Liberal Arts and Science Credits
  • Completion of General Education requirements (Pathways)
  • Completion of Major Requirements

Upon meeting all requirements, you can move forward in completing the graduation checklist.

Deadlines

To be eligible to participate in the commencement processional, you will need to file for graduation with the Registrar's Office by May 27th.

To be included in the 2021-2022 commencement booklet, you will need to apply for graduation by April 15th.

Graduation Details

New York City College of Technology's Commencement ceremony will be held in-person on Thursday, June 2 at 4:00pm at Coney Island's Amphitheater at Seaside Park.

Ticket Information

Each graduate will be provided a limited number of tickets to share with family and friends attending the commencement ceremony. Each guest will need a ticket and will be required to present it upon entry into the venue.

City Tech is committed to maintaining the health and safety of its community. As such, we plan to require proof of vaccinations, or a recent negative COVID-19 test (PCR within 72 hours (about 3 days) or rapid test within 6 hours). Masks will be provided.

Line-up Information

Line-up will start at 2:00pm at Seaside Park, entrance on W23rd Street from Surf Ave.

To prepare, all graduates must do the following:

  • Wear light clothing underneath regalia
  • Be dressed in your caps and gowns
  • Avoid carrying bulky items
  • Avoid uncomfortable footwear (Note: heels are NOT recommended)

Graduation Checklist

The following checklist is for all Class of 2022 graduates who will be participating in the Graduation ceremony on Thursday, June 2nd:

Graduation Fair

The Graduation Fair will take place in-person at the NAMM cafeteria from Monday, April 11, 2022, through Thursday, April 14, 2022. Here, graduates will have the opportunity to purchase regalia, mementos, class rings, take graduation pictures, and participate in other fun graduation activities.

Date Time
Monday, April 11, 2022 10:00am - 1:00pm
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Thursday, April 14, 2022 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Graduation Vendors

Follett Bookstore (Gaps & Gowns)
Fond Memories (Keepsakes)
Jostens (Graduation Rings & Keepsakes)
Continental Studios (Graduation Photos)

Invitation for Oversea Guests

To request invitation letters for family and/or friends in need of a visitor's visa, email the Office of Student Life & Development at studentlife@citytech.cuny.edu.

Graduation FAQs

New York City College of Technology will be hosting an in-person celebration of our 2021-2022 graduates. The event will be live streamed on the college website.

Thursday, June 2, at 4:00 pm at Coney Island's Amphitheater at Seaside Park. 3052 W 21st St, Brooklyn, NY 11224. Click here for directions and click here for parking information.

You can purchase a cap and gown from the City Tech Bookstore online or in person.

Yes, items such as class rings, diploma frames, class t-shirts, and other alumni items will be available for ordering and purchase from the college Bookstore. For graduation photos, you can contact Continental Studios and state that you are a City Tech student when scheduling an appointment. You can also click here to schedule an appointment with them. These photos are for personal use only.

The Registrar's Office will provide you with an update regarding your diploma 8 to 10 weeks (about 2 and a half months) after your date of conferral.

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.

Please visit this page for more information regarding the City Tech Alumni Association. For more information and updates check your City Tech email or contact Student Life & Development by email: studentlife@citytech.cuny.edu