• 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.



    Arriving at Queens College

    • The ceremony will take place on Thursday, June 8, 2017 and will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. and will end at approximately 1:00 p.m.

      Please note: Students must report to their assigned assembly areas (Last name A-L, Student Union; Last name M-Z, Kiely Hall) by 8:00 a.m. The Student Procession begins at 9:00 a.m.
    • Your family and guests should plan to arrive by 8:30 a.m. and immediately take their seats in the “Quad.” Get directions to Queens College .

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

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    Admissions Info

    Admission tickets for your guests are not required. Seating is on first-come, first-served basis. Arrive early for best seating.

    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 March 7, 2017 through April 12, 2017                           

    Order your graduation regalia on-line between March 7 and April 1, 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

    On-line orders placed between April 2 and April 12, 2017 may be picked up on either of these two dates:

    • Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Mainstage Theater
    • Monday, May 23, 2017, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Little Theater 

    If you prefer to have your graduation regalia mailed to your home, a Homeship option is available for an additional shipping and handling fee of $15.95. 
    Homeship is available from March 7 through April 29, 2017.

    Order your cap and gown Here

    Important note
    - Please be sure to pick up your cap and gown by June 06. Gowns will not be transported to Queens College or be available for sale on the day of the ceremony.



    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 June 06. Gowns will not be transported to Queens College or be available for sale on the day of the ceremony.

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


    We will hold a commencement dress rehearsal for all graduates. You will be shown how to properly wear your graduation regalia, how to line-up for the processional, and how to go up on the stage and be recognized. Rehearsals will be held on each of the scheduled cap and gown distribution 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

    Important note
    - Please be sure to pick up your cap and gown by June 06. Gowns will not be transported to Queens College or be available for sale on the day of the ceremony.


    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 June 06. Gowns will not be transported to Queens College or be available for sale on the day of the ceremony.



    The Summit Apartments located at Queens College will be available for overnight accommodations for LaGuardia faculty, staff, graduates and guests attending the commencement ceremony on June 8. Check in is Sunday, June 7 only, not before. Pricing to stay overnight is $125/night for a suite or $65/night for 1 bed in a shared suite. 

    Please visit the Summit website for reservations. Be sure to indicate that you are attending the LaGuardia Community College graduation on June 8. Your reservation must be completed by May 4, 2017. 

      Seating arrangements for students or guests with special needs may be made in advance. On the day of Commencement, College 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 Jane Rizzuto at 718-482-5309 or jrizzuto@lagcc.cuny.edu by Wednesday, May 31, 2017.



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        Portraits

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



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        FAQs

        Everything You Need to Know About Commencement. Read More.