The No Hassle Tassel: Commencement Guides!

Oh, Commencement. “I can just show up in May, walk across the stage, and pick up my diploma, right?” Wrong. If you’re planning on graduating this spring, there are a few things you’ll need to do before the tassels get turned and the confetti gets blasted. And find out the real reason we won’t be kicking it up at Radio City Music Hall!

Have you ordered your academic attire? Do you know how to reserve your tickets? What time do you need to be there? Where is Commencement this year anyway?

There are so many questions and some of them need to be answered soon! With academic attire and ticket deadlines coming up next month, now is the time to check out the Commencement Guides for each ceremony. Inside each guide you’ll find all of the information you need on tickets, caps and gowns, webcasting, arrival times, and more!

Westchester Undergraduate: Friday, May 20, 2011 at 11:00 a.m., Goldstein Fitness Center

New York Undergraduate: Sunday, May 22,2011 at 10:30 a.m., Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center

Graduate-Level: Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 4:00 p.m., Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center

For New York City undergraduate students and all graduate students, you’ll notice that Commencement will be at Avery Fisher Hall and not at Radio City Music Hall. While Radio City Music Hall has long been our go-to location for NYC Commencement, both it and other venues such as Madison Square Garden are temporarily off-line this year. Fortunately, we were able to secure a home at the iconic Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center’s most prestigious venue located a block from Central Park, and look forward to making this year’s Commencement our best yet!