• Faculty & Staff Info



    If you would like to participate and march in the Academic Procession and sit on stage or serve as a Commencement Marshal, you must wear academic attire. You don’t have to rent regalia if you have your own. 


    Our supplier is Herff Jones, a company that has served the College for many years. Paul Reilly is our sales representative and may be reached at pjreilly@herffjones.com, or telephone (516) 781-0348. You may begin placing your orders beginning today until April 21, 2017.

    When placing your order, please provide the following information:

    Your Name
    Height
    Weight
    Cap size or Forehead Circumference in inches
    Highest Degree earned (BA, BS, MA, MFA, PhD, etc.)
    College or University from which highest degree was received

    Please Note-If you miss the April 21 deadline, the late ordering period for specific attire will run from April 24 through May 1 for an additional $19 late fee

    Payment may be made when you pick up your pre-ordered rental garments on:

    Thursday, May 18, from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Mainstage Theater.

    Cash, check, money order or credit card payments accepted. Make money orders and checks payable to: Herff Jones

    Rental prices are as follows:

    Degree Gown, Hood & Tassel Hood Only
    Bachelor $42.00 $21.00
    Master $44.00 $22.00
    Doctorate $46.00 $23.00


    Please Note- Herff Jones will also have a supply of generic attire available for immediate rental on May 18. The extra garments will be a limited selection of doctoral gowns with education or CUNY hoods.


    Please arrive by 1:30 p.m. and be ready to report for your assignment by 2:00 p.m. Use the Dean Street entrance (481 Dean Street, Brooklyn, NY) of Barclays Center located on the intersection of Dean Street and 6th Avenue near the rear of the facility. Present your LaGuardia ID to speed through the Security checkpoint.


    LaGuardia’s 45th Commencement Exercises will be held at the Barclays Center on Thursday, June 8th. Please note and follow these instructions. 

    Use the main entrance on the corner of Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues and present your LaGuardia ID to speed you through the Security checkpoint. The arena doors open at 3:00 p.m. 


    The Academic Procession will form at approximately 3:45 p.m. and will begin to march into the arena by 4:00 p.m., immediately followed by the Presidential Platform Party. Both groups will sit on stage. 

    The Student Processional will march into the theater at approximately 4:10 p.m. 


    Faculty and staff participating in the Academic Procession should arrive by 3:00 p.m. and use the Dean Street entrance at the intersection of Dean Street and 6th Avenue. Present your LaGuardia ID card to speed through the Security checkpoint. A commencement volunteer will have your name on their check-list and guide you to the robing area in the Calvin Klein Lounge.

    Those not marching in the Academic Procession should arrive by 3:00 p.m. and enter at the 620 Atlantic Avenue entrance on the corner of Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues. Present your LaGuardia ID card to speed through the Security checkpoint. A commencement volunteer will have your name on their check-list and guide you to the faculty/staff seating area in the arena.


    Should arrive by 3:00 p.m. and use the VIP entrance on Atlantic Avenue. A commencement volunteer will have your name on their check-list and guide you to the robing area in the Calvin Klein Lounge.


    Will start at approximately 4:00 p.m. and will end at approximately 7:00 p.m. 

    The entire ceremony will be projected live onto large plasma screens and will be signed by American Sign Language interpreters. The entire audience will be able to see and participate no matter where they are seated!


  • Please print and bring the confirmation ticket as well as your LaGuardia ID to the Barclays Center. Your LaGuardia ID will speed you through Barclays Security check-point. After you have cleared Security, a LaGuardia volunteer will check your confirmation ticket against their check-list to allow you to enter the Robing Area or to be seated in the faculty/staff section of the arena. One ticket per person, per RSVP.

    Tip: Save the confirmation e-mail on your computer so that you may print the ticket at any time or download to your smart phone with a QR reader. Don’t forget your LaGuardia ID!




    Faculty & Staff RSVP




    Note: Eventbrite confirmation tickets are for faculty & staff only, in order to gain admission to the Robing Areas and so that the appropriate seating arrangements can be made for the stage and the arena.