Faculty participation is vital to the success of commencement. Your presence at the ceremony means a great deal to our graduates.

• Faculty Arrival and Line-up 

ALL faculty should report to the gym on commencement morning by 8 a.m. The faculty lounge will be located in the gymnasium and will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The lounge will offer regalia pick-up and drop-off, breakfast and lunch, and nearby restrooms. Please arrive early and allow yourself time to park.

• Academic Regalia 

All faculty (including College of Osteopathic Medicine faculty), librarians, and members of the staff and administration who require regalia will be able to wear their own school regalia on commencement day. New York Institute of Technology gowns will be available as well. However, there is a limited amount of gowns in inventory. Gowns will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information, please email the Commencement Team at commencement@nyit.edu or 516.686.1177.

• Parking 
  • Parking
    Parking on campus is limited. Faculty members may park in lots adjacent to Riland/Rockefeller, Harry Schure Hall, Gerry House, and Salten Hall lots if they arrive early enough. All faculty members MUST display a white FACULTY PARKING PERMIT that will be provided to them on their dashboard in order to access these lots. Faculty who arrive after the campus parking lots are filled will be re-directed to the LIU campus and will be transported via shuttle bus to the main tent.

• Rain Plan•

In the event of bad weather, please plan accordingly as you will be processing into the main tent from the SAC Gym.

• Security/Access to the Long Island campus offices/buildings 

Please be advised that all campus offices and buildings will be locked on May 22 except for the Student Activity Center and Sports Complex. Faculty will not be able to access their offices or any buildings; accordingly, if you have your own regalia, please bring it with you on May 22.

May 22: Commencement Day

Learn important information about commencement day including directions, parking info, our bag policy, and more.

More About Commencement Day

Contact Us

Questions? Email the Commencement Team at commencement@nyit.edu.

NOTE: Please be advised that the event is subject to change if New York State guidelines are altered due to COVID-19 restrictions.