Commencement 2022 FAQ

When is this year’s commencement?Expand

June 10, 2022, 10 am

Where is this year’s commencement?Expand

The Proshansky Auditorium at the Concourse Level of The Graduate Center, CUNY. Address: 365 5th Avenue, New York, NY, 10016

Who is eligible to participate?Expand

September 2021 graduates, January 2022 graduates, potential June 2022 graduates and potential September 2022 graduates.

Is there an invitation that I can send my guests?Expand

Yes. We will share a Save the Date and Invitation through our social media channels. Just copy and share!

Is there a reception after the ceremony?Expand

No, sadly we are unable to organize a reception afterward but you are welcome to celebrate with your guests at a nearby venue.

Will my faculty mentor be invited?Expand

We will not send invitations to Faculty Mentors; however, you are welcome to extend an invitation to attend.

When and where will I get my cap and gown?Expand

Caps and Gowns can be ordered through our website and will be delivered to the address you provide. Please order now so your cap and gown will arrive in time.

What’s the difference between graduating and commencement?Expand

Commencement is a ceremony. For CUNY BA, it takes place once a year, in June, and the prior September and January and upcoming June and September graduates are invited.

  • Graduation indicates the completion of all degree requirements and the conferral of your degree as follows:
  • Students who complete their degree requirements in the fall semester become January graduates;
  • Students who complete their degree requirements in the spring semester become June graduates;
  • Students who complete their degree requirements in the summer semester become September graduates.

When do I get my diploma?Expand

A few weeks after your degree has been granted, you will receive an email from our diploma company, Parchment, which will allow you to download a digital version of your diploma. You will also receive a printed copy from them by mail (please make sure your CUNYfirst account has your correct mailing address).

Degrees are granted on June 30th, September 1st and January 31st.

Do we have class rings?Expand

Yes. Contact the Balfour Company 1- 877-BALFOUR (225-3687). CUNY BA’s account is BK06334-10