COVID-19 Event Protocols

This commencement season, our goal is to protect the health and safety of our entire community. Please see below for COVID-19 protocols that must be followed during events on campus and at the Meadowlands Exposition Center. 

Baccalaureate Mass, Spring Honors Convocation and Commencement

Faculty, Administrators, Staff and Students

To attend these events, all faculty, administrators and staff, regardless of vaccination status, must do the following:

  1. Obtain a COVID-19 test on campus or from a medical facility (preferably on campus – see on campus testing schedule) from Monday, May 9 to Monday, May 16. At-home rapid tests will not be accepted. 
  2. On the day of Commencement, show your green pass prior to entry. 

For a complete testing schedule on campus, please visit the One Manhattan Health and Safety website. If you test off campus, please submit your result here.

Upon arrival at the event, all family and friends of graduates must show proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test result taken within the previous 72 hours.

Family and Friends of the Graduates

Upon arrival at the event, all family and friends of graduates must show proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test result taken within the previous 72 hours.

Mask Guidelines 

During Commencement events, everyone must wear a mask inside the Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers and the Meadowlands Exposition Center. The only time students and faculty may remove their masks are when they process into the event, and when students cross the stage to receive their medal, award, or diploma. Masks are also required for individuals traveling to the Meadowlands Exposition Center while aboard transportation provided by the College.