Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who may participate in commencement?

    Graduation Clearance

    All students complete the online graduation survey and receive financial clearance form the bursar's office in order to participate in commencement ceremonies. 

    For Undergraduates

    The Undergraduate Commencement exercises are for students who have completed degree requirements in September ’18, December ’18, February ’19 and May ’19.

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    For Graduate & SCPS Students

    The Spring Commencement ceremony is for all masters candidates and candidates of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies who have completed degree requirements in September ’18, December ’18, February ’19 and May ’19.

  • Where do students line up before the commencement ceremony?

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

    For Undergraduates 

    At 10 a.m., go to the following location according to your school of enrollment:

    School Location
    Business Smith Auditorium
    Education & Health 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 5:00 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
  • Can I get additional tickets?

    Each student is allotted a specific number of tickets for guests to attend commencement due to space constraints. Both commencement ceremonies are broadcast via live stream on the home page of the Manhattan College website (manhattan.edu) for guests who cannot attend. The College holds Commencement on campus in Draddy Gymnasium, a facility that requires a permit from the NYC Department of buildings and which places an occupancy restriction. 

    However, in order to accommodate more guests, several live streaming viewing areas will be designated. Tickets are required for these spaces which include the Great Room, Kelly Student Commons, Hayden 100, Hayden Hall and Capalbo 300, De La Salle Hall. 

  • Are there special accommodations for disabled guests?

    Reserved seating for wheelchair users is available for all ceremonies. 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.