Commencement Program Deadlines
Attending the Commencement Ceremony and inclusion in the Commencement Program indicates that an individual is a candidate for graduation, and may not be used as proof of completion of the degree requirements. To be included in the Commencement Program, you must apply to graduate by the following deadlines.
Winter Commencement Program:
- October 15 for Fall and Winter Graduation Candidates
Spring Commencement Program:
- February 15 for Spring Graduation Candidates
- April 1 for Summer Graduation Candidates*
*Students may continue to apply to graduate through June 15 to receive a Summer graduation conferral. However, students must apply by the April 1st deadline in order to have their names appear in the program.
How Your Name Will Appear in the Commencement Program
The Commencement Program will include your "Preferred Name" as it appears on your CUNYfirst record by the above deadlines. If a Preferred Name has not been added to your record, your Primary Name will be used.
For information on how to add/update your Preferred Name, click the link below.