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Commencement Ceremony


 President Matos Rodríguez’ Commencement Address 2016


Class of 2016

Queens College holds its annual formal Commencement exercises for fall, winter, spring and summer graduates at the end of the spring semester in late May. We sincerely hope that mid-year degree candidates and their families return to the campus and enjoy the pomp and circumstance of a Queens College Commencement.

The "degree conferral" date listed on the Registrar’s web page indicates a student's official academic record of when the degree was earned. Diplomas for fall/winter graduates will be printed and available in the beginning of spring.

Commencement Ceremony information will be sent to the email you have provided on the RSVP form and a postcard will be mailed to your permanent mailing address. Please make sure the Registrar’s Office has an updated address on file as all graduation and Commencement-related information, including your diploma, will be directed to this address. 

Caps and Gowns: If you have not pre-ordered your cap and gown, it is not too late. You can make an in-person purchase at Rosenthal Library, President's Conference Room 2 on ​Tuesday, May 31 from 1-6PM or Wednesday, June 1 from 3-6PM.  Only cash or money orders will be accepted.
For further questions or concerns, you may contact Herff Jones Staff at or 516.223.2572.
Faculty Regalia:  Distribution will take place in Rosenthal Library, President's Conference Room 2, as follows:
  • Tuesday, May 31 from 1-6pm
  • Wednesday, June 1 from 3-6pm

Transportation: We are recommending that all graduates who plan to take the Queens College shuttle bus service to campus minimize any likelihood of being late by lining up at the bus stop no later than 7:15am. Shuttle bus service will start at 7:00am.

Please be aware that all shuttle bus policies will remain in effect until 6pm: Queens College students who show valid ID will be allowed to board the bus, and their guests, will be allowed to utilize the service. Seating on the bus is on a first-come basis.

Department and Division Events: See Events Page

R.S.V.P. Complete this form in order to participate in this event and to receive your confirmation.

Accomodations for family/friends:
Materials: Order a Yearbook at Jostens
Yearbooks are priced as follows:  Order by February 26, 2016 for $65.
                                                Order after February 26, 2016 for $75.
Rings: Place your ring order on Monday, April 11th or Tuesday, April 12th from 10am-5pm at the Dining Hall Corridor.

Graduation photos: Schedule your appointment (enter school code 87135) or call 1-800-687-9327.

  • Ensure that your mailing address is correct on CUNYfirst


 Office Information


Office: Kiely Hall, Room 413

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Commencement Ceremony
Thursday, June 2, 2016
7 am Parking lots open

8 am

Graduates must line up in their assembly areas 
8:55 am Greetings


9 am

Commencement Ceremony begins

Webcast link activated

11 am
Commencement Ceremony ends
11:30 am
Divisional/departmental events begin

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