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Divisional & Departmental Events

About 30 minutes after the college-wide Quad ceremony ends, many divisional and departmental ceremonies are held. They usually last an hour or less and are conducted by divisional deans or department chairs.

Note: Some ceremonies will require tickets. If you plan to attend one of these ceremonies, please contact the department direct for more information on obtaining tickets.

Post-Commencement Ceremonies Conducted
Thursday, May 31, 2018
11:30 am (approximately)
Klapper Hall Student Art Gallery Room 470
Benjamin Rosenthal Library, Room 230
Thursday, May 24 at 6:00 - 9:30 pm

​Remsen Hall, Room 100

Chemistry & Biochemistry Dept., Math Dept., Physics Dept., School of Earth & Environmental Sciences

​Remsen Hall Room 101

Classical, Middle Eastern & Asian Languages & Cultures Dept., Comparative Literature Dept., European Languages & Literatures Dept.

​Queens Hall Room 120

Computer Science

​Science Building Room C-205

Education/Elementary & Early Childhood Education (EECE)

​Colden Auditorium (tickets required)
Wednesday, May 30 at 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Education/Educational & Community Programs (ECP)

​Colden Auditorium (tickets required)
Thursday, May 24 at 5 - 7 pm

Education/Secondary Education & Youth Services (SEYS)

​Le Frak Concert Hall (tickets required)
Wednesday, May 30 at 6 pm - 9 pm

English/American Studies

​Goldstein Theatre

Family, Nutrition & Exercise Sciences

​FitzGerald Gym 300 South

Grad. School of Library & Info Studies

​Benjamin Rosenthal Library Room 230

Hispanic Languages & Literatures

​Kiely Hall Room 258

Linguistics & Communication Disorders

​Colden Auditorium (tickets required)
Friday, May 25 at 2pm

Media Studies/Film Studies

​Kiely Hall Room 170

School of Music

​Le Frak Concert Hall


Student Union Building, Ballroom, 4th floor (tickets required) Click here

Division of Social Sciences

​The Quad

Immediately after these ceremonies, many departments host receptions.


It is important to note that some departments hold their events in the weeks leading up to Commencement and not on Commencement Day.


Graduates should carefully review the Commencement website so their guests can be fully informed as to the times, dates, and places of any departmental events. If you have any questions, please check with your division or department. For division listing, see below.

Graduates who replied online that they plan to attend Commencement and/or their Divisional or Departmental event must bring their RSVP Confirmation. If they did not print the page upon completing the RSVP form they can find a link in the confirmation email sent to the email address which they provided on the form. Graduates are also encouraged to share their online maps with their family and guests.


Division Information
Division of Arts & Humanities Division of Education
  • Aaron Copland School of Music
  • American Studies
  • Art
  • Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies
  • Classical, Middle Eastern & Asian Languages & Cultures
  • Comparative Literature
  • Drama, Theatre & Dance
  • East Asian Studies
  • English
  • European Languages & Literatures
  • Film Studies
  • Foreign Languages
  • Hispanic Languages & Literature
  • Languages Other than English (LOTE)
  • Library
  • Linguistics & Communications Disorders 
  • Media Studies


  • Educational & Community Programs
  • Elementary & Early Childhood Education
  • Secondary Education & Youth Services (Adolescent Education)


Division of Mathematics & Natural Sciences Division of Social Sciences
  • Biology
  • Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Earth & Environmental Sciences
  • Family, Nutrition & Exercise Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Neuroscience
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Science Teacher Careers Office


  • Accounting & Information Systems
  • Africana Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
  • Business and Liberal Arts (BALA)
  • Economics
  • Environmental Studies
  • History
  • Irish Studies
  • Jewish Studies
  • Journalism
  • Labor Studies
  • Latin American and Latino Studies
  • Library & Information Sciences, Graduate School of
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Religious Studies
  • Risk Management (MS)
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies
  • Women’s Studies




Director: Sylvia Hernandez
Dept.Office: Kiely Hall Room: 413
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm
Phone: 718-997-3600

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