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Overview and Schedule

Commencement begins at 9 a.m. on May 22, 2016 with the college-wide Main Commencement Ceremony (approximately two hours), which takes place in the Main Tent (parking lot in front of tennis courts). This ceremony is followed by the individual school ceremonies (except the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine Hooding which is held on Monday, May 23, 2016) where graduates are individually recognized.

Schedule of Events

8:30 a.m. -- Parking lots open and shuttle service begins
-- Main tent opens for seating
-- Graduates line-up on President's Stadium
9 a.m. Student processional into main tent begins
9:30 a.m. Webcast link activated at
10 a.m. Commencement ceremony begins
11:15 a.m. Commencement ceremony ends
11:30 a.m. School ceremonies begin

School ceremonies take place in separate tents in close proximity to the main tent. Please look for the large color banners on each tent for your specific school.

  • College of Arts and Sciences (Red banner on tent)

  • School of Architecture and Design (Purple banner on tent)

  • School of Education (Riland Auditorium)

  • School of Engineering and Computing Sciences (Orange banner on tent)

  • School of Health Professions (Green banner on tent)

  • School of Management (Yellow banner on tent)

1:30 p.m. School ceremonies end


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