Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who may participate in commencement?

    Graduation Clearance

    All students must pay all fees and complete the online graduation clearance checklist in order to participate in commencement ceremonies. See the Tickets page for more information. 

    For Undergraduates

    The Undergraduate Commencement exercises are for students who have completed degree requirements in September ’16, December ’16, February ’17 and May ’17.

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    For Graduate & SCPS Students

    The Spring Commencement ceremony is for all masters candidates and the School of Continuing and Professional Studies who have completed degree requirements in September ’16, December ’16, February ’17 and May ’17.

     

  • Where do students line up before the commencement ceremony?

    On the day of commencement, graduating students will assemble in the designated areas as listed below. You will be instructed to check in with your advisors, and you will be given a reader's card for the ceremony and then line up in alphabetical order by school.

    For Undergraduates 

    At 12 p.m., go to the following location according to your school of enrollment:

    School Location
    Business Smith Auditorium
    Education & Health Mini Gym, Alumni Hall
    Engineering Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers
    Liberal Arts Smith Auditorium
    Science Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers

    For Graduate & SCPS Students

    At 2 p.m., go to the following location according to your school of enrollment:

    School Location
    Business, Education, Engineering and Science Smith Auditorium
    SCPS Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers
  • Are there special accommodations for disabled guests?

    Reserved seating for wheelchair users will be available for the commencement ceremony. Reserved wheelchair seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis due to space limitations. If needed, one family member may also be seated in this section. Both seats require tickets. 

    Contact 718-862-7988 or email commencement@manhattan.edu to request wheelchair seating. 

     
  • Can I get additional tickets?
    Each student is allotted a specific number of tickets for guests to attend commencement. We are constrained by the available space in Draddy Gymnasium, where commencement is held, and are obligated to abide by New York City fire codes which dictate the maximum number of people that can legally be inside the gym. Both commencement ceremonies are broadcast via live stream on the website for guests who cannot attend in person. Additionally, students may be able to get tickets for an on-campus viewing of the live stream held in the Great Room of the Kelly Commons.