Commencement Week Events
The Hooding Ceremony is a special recognition ceremony for candidates who have earned an advanced degree beyond the bachelor's degree. The ceremony is a time when individual schools and programs can recognize the individual accomplishments and academic excellence of their graduates. During the ceremony, a faculty member places the hood over the head of the graduate, signifying their success in completing the requirements of the advanced degree. The hooding ceremony is in addition to and does not replace the college-wide commencement ceremony.
AGSC: Tuesday, May 1st, 4:30 PM. The Venetian; 546 River Drive, Garfield, NJ
MBA/MSOL: Thursday, May 3rd, 11:00 AM. Casa Mia Manor House, 577 Route 303, Blauvelt, NY
ATS: Thursday, May 3rd, 7:00 PM. Bethel Gospel Assembly, 2-26 East 120th Street, New York, NY. https://www.bethelga.org/contact
MSW: Thursday, May 3rd, 4:00 PM. Manhattan Campus; 2 Washington Street, New York, NY; Lower-level - Reception following
MSED: Friday, May 4th, 12:00 PM. Presidents’ Hall; Shuman Hall
School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony: Friday, May 4th, 3:00 PM. Pardington Hall
The Baccalaureate Service is a religious service honoring the undergraduate graduating class. During the service, an address in the form of a sermon is delivered by a faculty member or respected leader. The service focuses on prayers of dedication and for the future of the graduates, giving thanks for their accomplishments, and reflection about their journey. The baccalaureate service is in addition to and does not replace the college-wide commencement ceremony.
Manhattan: Wednesday, May 2nd, 6:00 PM. Manhattan Campus; 2 Washington Street, New York, NY; Lower-level - Reception following
Rockland: Friday, May 4th, 7:00 PM. Bowman Gymnasium - Reception following
Saturday, May 5th, 2:00 PM. Westchester County Center; 198 Central Ave, White Plains, NY