Graduation 2017 Update

May 17, 2017

Would you like to audition to be graduation speaker? Do you want to know if you are graduating? Check out the FAQ below, and contact Student Services with additional questions!

When is graduation?

Sunday, June 25, 8:30 a.m., rain or shine – students walking in the ceremony must arrive at 8:00 a.m.

Where is graduation?

Queens College’s Kupferburg Center for the Arts

 How do I know if I am graduating?

If you submitted a petition to graduate, you will hear back from Student Services on Friday, May 26.

 How do I audition to be graduation speaker?

Every year, graduation includes a student address. Auditions to be the 2017 student graduation speaker will be filmed on Wednesday, May 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. If you wish to audition, you must respond to Dean Howle’s May 17 email to schedule a time!

How do I get my cap and gown?

If you have not been measured for a cap and gown, contact Mrs. Callahan in the bookstore or via email at immediately!

Do I need a ticket?

Students walking in the ceremony do not need a ticket as their seats are reserved. Invitations will be mailed in May, and students must RSVP and pay the fee that covers caps, gowns, degree covers, and other items. Students should bring their money order or cash to Financial Services.

 How do I get tickets for my guests?

All guests require tickets, and each student participating is guaranteed five (5) tickets. Extra tickets may be requested when students RSVP; however, extra tickets are not guaranteed and are based on available space. Students will be contacted when the tickets are ready for pick up the week before graduation. Students who do not need all of their tickets may return them to Student Services; tickets may not be sold.

 Where do my guests sit?

Seating selection for friends and family is on a first come, first served basis. Guests should arrive before 8:30 a.m. to be seated in the auditorium since Queens College security will hold late-comers back when the procession has started.

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