Virtual Commencement


SLU will recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of our 2020 graduates with a virtual event that will be broadcast on CUNY TV. Here you will find all of the information you need for the virtual event.


Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Time:  5:00pm
Keynote: New York State Attorney General, Leticia James

How to watch over-the-air:

CUNY TV is available over-the-air on channel 25.3. The broadcast signal can be received within a 35-mile radius from Times Square, including areas of Long Island, Westchester County, New Jersey and Connecticut.

How to watch on cable:

Cable subscribers in the five boroughs of New York City receive CUNY TV on Ch. 75 (Spectrum and Optimum), Ch. 77 (RCN) and Ch. 30 (Verizon FiOS).

**The virtual celebration will also be recorded and available for viewing on the SLU website after the event.

Apply for Graduation

Deadlines to apply for graduation are November 1st for Fall and March 1st for Spring. If you missed the deadline, please contact your advisor and the Office of the Registrar at  Please also check the Registrar’s page for more information.​

Virtual Celebration Checklist

To make the virtual celebration as personal and meaningful for you as possible, your name will be called during the broadcast as your degree or certificate are displayed, along with your photo, if you wish.

  • Submit a recent photograph in a vertical format and include the phonetic pronunciation of your name in the body of the email to no later than May 1st. Please save the photograph with your first and last name.
  • Complete Graduation Survey 

**If you are interested in participating in the virtual celebration, but do not want a photo included in the broadcast, please let us know at

Student Speaker Nomination

The deadline for applications to be the student speaker at the virtual celebration has been extended to May 1st. If you are interested in applying or if you wish to nominate a fellow student for this honor, please fill out the nomination form and return to by May 1st.

In these challenging times, SLU’s mission to promote social justice and equity is more important than ever. We are looking for a speaker whose own experience at the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies both captures this commitment and can serve to inspire fellow graduates. Special preference will be given for graduates who have been working on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Important Information

  • As per University policy, all degrees and certificates will be conferred as originally scheduled (June 2020, or prior, as appropriate).
  • All graduates from the current academic year will be invited to walk on stage and be recognized at SLU’s 2021 commencement, next June.