Undergraduate Events

Spring Honors Convocation

Friday, May 17, 2024, 11:00 a.m.

The Spring Honors Convocation is an invitation-only event celebrating students' academic achievements. It will be held in Draddy Gymnasium, and tickets are required. Visit the event page for more information.


Baccalaureate Mass

Saturday, May 18, 2024, 9:00 a.m. 

The Baccalaureate Mass will be held in Draddy Gymnasium. The Mass is a non-ticketed event. All graduating students and their guests are encouraged to attend. 

Undergraduate Commencement

Commencement is open to all students who have graduated with a degree in September 2023, December 2023, and February 2024 or who will graduate in May 2024. There are no additional ceremonies held during September, December, or February. 

All eligible students can participate in May 2024 Commencement, except those who participated in a previous Commencement ("walkers").


Saturday, May 18, 2024

Noon Graduates report to designated assembly areas
12:30 p.m. Doors open for seating in Draddy Gymnasium - tickets are required for all guests
1:30 p.m. Procession and Ceremony begin
  • Tickets / Graduation Clearance Checklist

    Tickets will be required to attend the Commencement ceremony. Graduates will receive up to five guest tickets. Graduates do not need a ticket for themselves. There is no charge for tickets. Tickets will be made available later in the spring. Children under 2 years old may attend without their own ticket, but they must sit on a parent or guardian's lap and may not occupy their own seat. 

    You must complete the following to be eligible to purchase your academic attire and receive your graduation tickets:

    Graduation Clearance Checklist

    You may log on to Self-Service beginning March 5, 2024, to review your graduation checklist. Your checklist outlines the requirements you need to complete BEFORE March 22, 2024, to be eligible to receive your graduation tickets. Once you have completed the checklist, you will receive a registration email from MarchingOrder, the week of April 8th, with information on how to retrieve your digital tickets. The checklist items include: 
    Tuition Balance*
    Pay all outstanding tuition balances 
    Senior Survey*
    Complete the Qualtrics senior survey  
    Exit Loan Counseling
    Only students who have borrowed Federal Direct Stafford Loans and Federal TEACH Grants are required to complete the exit loan counseling
    * symbol represents a requirement. For questions please contact JasperCentral (Student Accounts, Registrar & Financial Aid) at 718-862-7100.
  • Cap and Gown Distribution

    Cap and gown

    Only students who have completed their graduation clearance will be eligible to purchase academic attire.  Academic attire is required to participate in the commencement  ceremony.

    Caps and gowns must be ordered online in advance. March 22, 2024: DEADLINE to order for Grad Fair pick up. Regalia packages will be distributed at the Manhattan College Grad Fair on April 23rd, from 12 - 4 p.m., at Kelly Commons, second-floor lounge.

    Ship-to-home options are also available.  April 15, 2024: DEADLINE to order for ship-to-home. (S&H fee applies)

    Click the link for more information.



    Recognized clubs and academic honor societies may apply for permission to wear cords at Commencement by emailing the office of the Provost at commencementcords@manhattan.edu.

  • Diploma Delivery

    Diplomas will be mailed in June to students' home addresses on file with the College. Students will also be sent a digital diploma that can be used for all social media outlets.

    Students will be able to confirm and/or update their mailing address in the 72 hours following the email notification of the digital diploma. This will ensure diplomas are delivered to the correct addresses.

    For any questions, please email registrar@manhattan.edu

  • Official College Photography & Videography

    Individual Student Photos

    Each student will have their photo taken during the Commencement ceremony as they cross the stage by Island Photography. Proofs of these photos and purchase options will be emailed to each student by Island Photography following Commencement. 

    General Commencement Photos

    College photographers and videographers will be active throughout the day. Photos will be posted to manhattan.photoshelter.com several days after the event. High-resolution photos can be downloaded free of charge.

    Guest Photography

    Guests who will be taking photographs during Commencement may not enter the aisles at any time during the academic procession. Also, no one is permitted to enter the student seating area for any reason. Please be mindful not to obstruct the view of other guests as you are taking photos. 

    Senior Portraits

    All graduating undergraduate students can take a senior portrait with Excelsior Image Company. There is usually one make-up day when the photographer is also available. To schedule an appointment for a portrait, log into Excelsior Image Company's website using the password "jaspers24."

    For dates and more information, please contact the office of Student Engagement at  studentengagement@manhattan.edu

  • Commencement Speaker

    Gerrard P. Bushell, Ph.D., Chairman of CAG Holdings, a dedicated investment company for airport infrastructure for The Carlyle Group will receive an Honorary Doctor of Science degree at our Undergraduate Commencement on May 18, 2024!

    Dr. Gerrard P. Bushell, since 2019, is the Chair of CAG Holdings, a dedicated investment company for airport infrastructure for The Carlyle Group, the initial lead investor in New Terminal One (NTO). From August 2019 to April 2024, Dr Bushell also served as the lead Executive for the $9.5 billion New Terminal One, the nation’s largest public-private infrastructure project. Dr. Bushell served as Executive Chair, and Chairman & CEO of the New Terminal One when The Carlyle Group led the consortium, and President & CEO upon Ferrovial becoming the lead shareholder in 2022.

    With an impressive background spanning finance, public service, and academia, Dr. Bushell has dedicated his career to driving transformative change and creating lasting impact in communities across New York.

    Learn more about this Commencement Speaker