Join us for SLU’s 6th Commencement Ceremony, as we recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of our 2024 graduates. On this page you’ll find all of the information you need in order to participate. The ceremony will also be LIVE streamed right here on SLU’s Commencement webpage.


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Commencement date, time and location

Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2024    Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: New York City Public Library – Main Branch, 476 Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018  Directions

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Graduation Checklist and Key Dates

Commencement Day

As you approach the New York City Public Library entrance, please be prepared to follow the instructions for security screening, and to present your ticket.

Venue visitor guidelines
The New York Public Library prohibits carts, large bags, bags on wheels, backpacks, or collections of bags that are larger than 24” x 16” x 10”. Additionally, beverages, liquids, water bottles, balloons, cake, and food are not permitted in the library. The New York Public Library reserves the right to inspect any and all packages, boxes, bags, purses, backpacks or similar items (collectively, “packages”) and the contents thereof that you and your guests bring into the library facility. Please review the New York Public Library visitor guidelines.

SLU is committed to ensuring that the Commencement Ceremony is accessible to everyone. Graduates and guests who need accommodations for the commencement ceremony should contact no later than May 5th. Learn more about the accessibility of the New York Public Library here.

Venue Directions


Graduates are eligible for up to four (4) tickets for guests.* A ticket is required for all guests, except children under the age of two (2) years, who will remain on an adult’s lap. RSVP & Reserve Tickets no later than April 26th.

*Pre-college students are eligible for up to two (2) tickets for guests.

Additional tickets are not available due to venue capacity.

A digital copy/hardcopy copy of registration confirmation email or confirmation page will serve as ticket.

Ordering Graduation Regalia

All graduates who elect to march at the Commencement Ceremony must have a cap and gown. “Graduation Regalia” includes a cap, gown, and tassel. Masters’ degree students also wear a hood.

Graduation regalia and other graduation items are available for purchase online through Jostens.

SLU has a limited number of caps and gowns available for students to borrow upon request, on a first come, first served basis, email no later than April 26th.

The last day to order graduation regalia is April 14th, 2024.
Graduation regalia orders will be available for pick up at SLU during the Commencement Information Sessions on May 14, May 15, and May 16 (5:00pm – 6:00pm).

Graduation Portraits

Master's Symbolic Recipient Nomination

CUNY SLU invites graduating master’s students to apply to be the 2024 Master’s Symbolic Recipient.  The Master’s Symbolic Recipient will represent all graduates as a distinguished member of the graduating class. Graduating master’s students can self-nominate or be nominated for this role. The Master’s Symbolic Recipient will also deliver remarks during the commencement ceremony. If you would like to nominate yourself or a fellow graduate, please complete the nomination form by April 3rd.


Diplomas are available approximately three to four months after each official graduation term. Please check the Office of the Registrar for more information.