2019 Annual Commencement
Date: Friday, June 14, 2019
Time: 4:30pm, students and faculty are expected to arrive by 3pm
|Monday, April 1st||First Day to Register for Commencement|
|Wednesday, May 17th||Last day to Register for Commencement|
|Wednesday, May 29th||Information Session; Pickup Tickets, and Cap & Gown|
|Thursday, May 30th||Information Session; Pickup Tickets, and Cap & Gown|
|Friday, May 31th||Information Session; Pickup Tickets, and Cap & Gown|
|Monday, June 3rd||Information Session; Pickup Tickets, and Cap & Gown|
|Tuesday, June 4th||Information Session; Pickup Tickets, and Cap & Gown|
|Saturday, June 8th||Last Information Session; Pickup Tickets, and Cap & Gown|
|Friday, June 14th||Graduation Ceremony at 4:30 pm. Students and faculty must arrive at the Graduate Center no later than 3PM.|
All Information Sessions are scheduled for 5pm/6pm, except Saturday June 8th, which begins at 10am/11am.
All Information Sessions are scheduled for 4:30 PM, except for Saturday May 4th, which begins at 10:00 AM. All sessions will take place at 25 West 43rd Street, 19th Floor.
Register for Commencement
CAP AND GOWN
All students who elect to march at commencement must have a cap and gown. The purchase of “Graduation Regalia” includes a cap, gown, and tassel. Degree students also wear a hood. You can now place your graduation regalia order through Jostens.
Two tickets will be issued per graduate and must be picked up at an Information Session. If additional tickets are needed there will be a wait list.
ACCOMODATIONS FOR STUDENTS AND GUESTS WITH DISABILITIES
If you or your guest requires any accommodation, please notify us at least two (2) weeks in advance at Commencement@slu.cuny.edu
As you cross the stage and shake hands with the Dean and a representative of SLU, there will be a professional photographer to take your photo. Information regarding the purchase of photos will be posted on our website and emailed to graduates’ SLU email account.
DAY OF COMMENCEMENT
Please inform all guests that they cannot bring any balloons, cake, or food to the ceremony. This is CUNY Graduate Center policy and is strictly enforced.
- Meet with advisor/confer with advisor to ensure graduation requirements are met
- Apply for graduation via CUNYfirst
- Register to attend commencement
- Order your graduation cap, gown, tassel, hood (only MA students wear a hood)
- Attend Information Session: pickup tickets, cap and gown
- Complete Graduation Survey
- Deadline to purchase cap and gown is May 17th (No cap and gown can be purchased after this date)
- Commencement day: Arrive at 3PM, Ceremony begins at 4:30PM
- Sign Photo Release form
Student Speaker Nomination
We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications to be the 2019 Student Commencement Speaker. 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 Commencement@slu.cuny.edu by March 30th. We are looking for students capable of not only speaking to the school’s commitment to social justice and equality, but students whose own experience at the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies both captures this commitment and can serve to inspire fellow graduates. As the first graduate ceremony held at the CUNY School for Labor and Urban Studies, we are excited to provide a student the opportunity to inspire us and to show the world what this school and its students are all about.