Undergraduate Events

Baccalaureate Mass

Sunday, May 15, 2022, 10 a.m.

The 2022 Baccalaureate Mass will be held in the Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers. All students and their guests are encouraged to attend. 

Spring Honors Convocation

Sunday, May 15, 2022, 1 p.m.

The 2022 Spring Honors Convocation will be held in the Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers. It is an invitation-only event celebrating students' academic achievements. Visit the event page for more information. 

Undergraduate Commencement Timeline

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

8:30 a.m. Graduates report to designated assembly areas
9 a.m. Doors open for seating in Meadowlands Exposition Center - tickets are required for all guests
10 a.m. Procession begins
10 a.m. Ceremony begins
1 p.m.

 Ceremony concludes 

This site will be updated throughout the spring with more details as they become available.

  • Tickets

    Graduates will receive up to five guest tickets for family and friends. Graduates do not need a ticket for themselves. Distribution will start Monday, April 18, 2022, through Friday, April 29, 2022, from your dean's office.

    Tickets will be required to attend the Commencement ceremony. There is no charge for tickets. 

    You must complete the following to be eligible to receive your graduation packets:

    • Pay all Fees: Pay all outstanding tuition balances, if you have not done so already. 
    • Exit Counseling: Online exit counseling is required if you borrowed federal loans (Stafford and/or Perkins) and/or the TEACH Grant. Students will be sent instructions by email and can refer to the Financial Aid exit counseling page.
    • Graduation Clearance Checklist: You will log on to Self-Service beginning April 8, 2022, to review your customized graduation clearance checklist. Your checklist outlines the requirements you need to complete BEFORE April 25, 2022, to be eligible to receive your graduation tickets.

     * Please note that alcoholic beverages are not permitted at this event. 

  • Cap and Gown Distribution

    Cap and gown

    Only students who have been cleared to graduate will be provided academic attire.

    There is no additional charge for your cap and gown, and you do not have to return it after the ceremony.

    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.

    Caps and gowns must be ordered online. You can place your order from the Manhattan College bookstore.

  • COVID-19 Information

    Please visit this page for COVID-19 protocols that must be followed in order to attend the Baccalaureate Mass, Spring Honors Convocation and Commencement. 


  • Diploma Distribution

    After Commencement, the Registrar's Office will be mailing your diploma to the permanent address we have on file for you in Self-Service.

    If you would like to have your diploma mailed to a different address, please email registrar@manhattan.edu from your Manhattan College email address to let us know where you would like us to send your diploma. If your diploma should be mailed to your permanent address, you do not have to do anything further. Your diploma will be mailed to that address.

  • Photography

    Official College Photography

    Manhattan College has several official photographers taking photos for all Commencement events, Spring Honors Convocation and the Baccalaureate Mass. 

    Individual Student Photos

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

    General Commencement Photos

    College photographers will be taking photos throughout Commencement day. These photos will be posted to www.manhattan.photoshelter.com a few 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. Additionally, there is usually one make-up day when the photographer is also available. Information on dates and times for Senior Portraits will be available later this spring.

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

  • Commencement Speaker

    Sister Norma Pimentel, MJ, executive director for Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley, will address Manhattan College’s undergraduate class of 2022 after receiving an honorary doctorate degree in humane letters. She is a Sister with the Missionaries of Jesus, and is executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley. 

    Learn more about this Commencement Speaker