• Congratulations to the Class of 2017!

    #LAGCCGrad2017



    To our graduates, we look forward to your participation in the 2017 commencement exercises as a way of sharing this great accomplishment with your fellow students, family, faculty and staff who have supported you on your journey.


    The ceremony will take place on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, New York. The ceremony will begin promptly at 4:00 p.m. and will end at approximately 7:00 p.m. Doors will open at 3:00 p.m. for your families and guests.

    Cap and Gown Distribution Dates from 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.:
    Monday, May 1, 2017: MAINSTAGE THEATER
    Tuesday, May 2, 2017: MAINSTAGE THEATER
    Thursday, May 18, 2017: MAINSTAGE THEATER​

    IMPORTANT: The ceremony will be approximately three (3) hours. You must stay for the entire event.
    Once the procession has begun, you may not leave the Center. Cell phone usage is not permitted in the Barclays Center. The College will not be responsible for any personal belongings (i.e., bags, strollers, umbrellas, and other miscellaneous items).

    ALL GRADUATES MUST REMAIN UNTIL THE END OF THE CEREMONY!


    Below you will find everything you need to know to prepare for the big day.

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    Admissions Info

    Graduates will be given five (5) tickets for their family and friends. Graduates do not need an admission ticket for themselves. Your cap & gown will serve as your admission ticket.

    In order to ensure seating for all graduates, we ask that you complete the RSVP for below, letting us know that you will attend the ceremony. Please complete and submit the form once.

    Graduate RSVP




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    Academic Attire

    How to Order Your Graduation Regalia
    (Cap & Gown)

    You will not be allowed to participate in the ceremony without proper academic attire.


    Price: $35.00

    Online Ordering begins February 6, 2017 through March 31, 2017                       

    Order your graduation regalia on-line between February 6 and March 31, 2017, and pick it up in person on any one of the following dates: 

    • Monday, May 01, 2017, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Mainstage Theater
    • Tuesday, May 02, 2017, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Mainstage Theater 
    • Thursday, May 18, 2017, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Mainstage Theater

    If you prefer to have your graduation regalia mailed to your home, a shipping option is available for an additional shipping and handling fee of $15.95.
    Homeship is available from February 6 through March 31, 2017.

    Please keep your cap and gown as a souvenir.
    Important note - Please be sure to pick up your cap and gown by May 18.

    Order your cap and gown Here


    Pay In Person, Pick-up On Campus

    On any of the following dates, you may come to campus and purchase your graduation regalia in person. Please arrive with a non-refundable cash payment of $35, and expect to be helped on a first come, first served basis.

    • Monday, May 01, 2017, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Mainstage Theater 
    • Tuesday, May 02, 2017, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Mainstage Theater 
    • Thursday, May 18, 2017, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Mainstage Theater

    Please keep your cap and gown as a souvenir.

    Important note - Please be sure to pick up your cap and gown by May 18. 

    Visit the  FAQs for more information on obtaining your cap and gown. 


    Thorton Studios will be taking graduation portraits on the same dates as cap and gown distribution:

    • Monday, May 01, 2017, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Mainstage Theater Dressing Room Area
    • Tuesday, May 02, 2017, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Mainstage Theater Dressing Room Area
    • Thursday, May 18, 2017, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Mainstage Theater Dressing Room Area

    No appointment or payment is necessary at the sitting but do expect a wait time of approximately 30 minutes.

    The photographers will have only a cap and gown for you to wear during the shoot. You may bring your honors regalia and other props.

    Find more information on preparing for portraits, requesting the free DVD yearbook and purchasing mementos in the FAQs.

    Important note
    - Please be sure to pick up your cap and gown by May 18. 



    Seating arrangements for students or guests with special needs may be made in advance. On the day of Commencement, college volunteers and Barclays Center staff will help direct guests with special needs to their seats via accessible routes.

    If you or one of your guests is in a wheelchair, uses a cane, walker or crutches, or has any other mobility and/or disability needs, please contact Jhony Nelson at 718-482-5260 or jhonyn@lagcc.cuny.edu by Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

    If you or one of your guests is deaf or hard-of-hearing and requires sign language interpretation, please contact Lakshmi (Sasha) Ponappa lponappa@lagcc.cuny.edu by Wednesday, May 31, 2017.



    • Commencement Guests

      Arrival Time

      Graduates - Please arrive at 2:30 p.m. completely robed in gown, hood, cap and tassel at the Dean Street entrance (on the corner of Flatbush Avenue) for line-up. If you are graduating with honors, remember to bring your honor’s cord. Graduates will enter the waiting area and will be greeted by College volunteers and Barclays Center staff who will direct them in the proper position for the processional which will begin sharply at 4:00 p.m.

      Graduates will process into the arena according to your program degree – Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science, Certificate Programs and the High School/Associate degree program.

      Family & Guests - May arrive as early as 2:30 p.m. and enter at the 620 Atlantic Avenue entrance. The arena doors will open at 3:00 p.m. and guests should be seated by 4:00 p.m. Anyone arriving after 4:00 p.m. will not be allowed to enter until after the graduates have been seated. Please be aware that if you leave the Center, you will not be permitted to reenter. Due to occupancy limits and fire code regulations, infants and children cannot attend without a ticket of their own.

      Security Screening @ Barclays
      Prior to entering the arena all guests are subject to security screening, visual inspection, and bag inspection conducted by Barclays Center Security personnel. Security screenings are designed to detect prohibited items from entering the venue.

      Guests may not bring food and/or beverages to the arena. Glass bottles or metal canisters are strictly prohibited.

      Note: There will be no lockers or storage space to secure your personal items.
      Bags, cameras, and phones should be left with your family members. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress accordingly as you may be standing for an extended period of time prior to the procession into the Barclays Center.



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      Portraits

      Thornton Studio will be taking graduation portraits on the same dates as the cap and gown distribution.



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      Graduation Dinner Cruise

      Come celebrate your achievement, enjoy a night of dinner and dancing on the water, snap some selfies and create memories with your fellow graduates to last a lifetime! Learn More.

      Friday, May 19, 2017
      7 PM – 9:30 PM cruising time (6:15 PM boarding time)
      1 World’s Fair Marina, Pier 1, Flushing, NY

      Ticket Price & Pick up:
      $35 for students, $70 for faculty/staff

      March 20 – Tickets go on sale for students only.
      Students can only purchase up to 2 tickets, only until April 21, 2017.







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      FAQs

      Everything You Need to Know About Commencement. Read More.