2018 Commencement Ceremony
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Cap & Gown Orders
All graduates must order a cap and gown if they are participating in the Commencement on May 17, 2018. Caps and gowns are free for all graduates.
To order your cap and gown, please fill out the online order form at: www.sunywcc.edu/capgown
All graduates must order their cap and gown by March 30, 2018. If you do not place an order for a cap and gown by the deadline, we cannot guarantee one will be available to you for Commencement.
To explain the expectations and procedures for Commencement, a Rehearsal will take place on Monday, May 14 in the Academic Arts Theater. Please note the following times:
- Graduates with a last name starting with A through L will have rehearsal at 12:00pm
- Graduates with a last name starting with M through Z will have rehearsal at 2:30pm
All graduates are expected to attend at their assigned time.
Graduation Guest Tickets
All graduates will be able to bring up to three (3) guests to Commencement. Admission into the County Center will only be given to guests with a Commencement Guest Ticket.
Each graduate will receive three (3) guest tickets when they pick up their cap and gown. See the section titled CAP & GOWN DISTRIBUTION for pick-up, dates, times and locations.
Due to limited seating, no extra tickets will be available.
Please note that graduates will not need guest tickets to gain entry into the County Center.
For individuals who cannot attend the Commencement, it will be live-streamed on the internet. For more information, section titled COMMENCEMENT LIVE STREAM.
Cap & Gown Distribution
All graduates MUST pick up their cap & gown on one of the following dates & times:
|Monday, May 14||1:00pm – 6:00pm||Student Center Event Room|
|Tuesday, May 15||11:00am – 6:00pm||Student Center Event Room|
|Wednesday, May 16||11:00am – 6:00pm||Student Center Event Room|
All graduates will need to bring a photo ID with them to pick up their cap & gown.
Times and locations are subject to change – check your WCC email for important updates about Cap and Gown Distribution.
Commencement Live Stream
The Commencement will be live-streamed on the internet. Individuals interested to watch can visit the homepage of the College (www.sunywcc.edu) on the night of Commencement (Thursday, May 17). The video should go live at approximately 5:30/5:45pm when procession begins.
Commencement Day Information
The Graduation Ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 6:00pm at the County Center, located at 198 Central Avenue, White Plains, NY.
Graduates should plan to arrive at the County Center between 4:30pm – 5:00pm. Upon arrival, graduates should proceed to the lower level of the building.
Graduation procession will begin promptly at 5:45pm.
Admission into the County Center for guests (non-graduates) will only be given to those with a Graduation Guest Ticket.
Due to the limited parking and increased traffic in the area of the County Center, please include extra time in your travel plans in order to arrive safely and on time for the Ceremony. Parking is not free at the County Center and all graduates and their guests will have to pay a nominal fee.
If you have any questions or concerns about the Graduation Ceremony, please contact the Department of Student Involvement at (914) 606-6731, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit us in the Student Center, Room 108.