Graduating Students

Congratulations! We look forward to celebrating with you at NYIT's 57th Annual Commencement on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

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Before Commencement Day

Academic Regalia (Caps and Gowns)

All participating graduates must wear academic regalia (cap and gown).

Caps and gowns for all students will be distributed at the bookstores in NYIT-Long Island and NYIT-New York City starting on Tuesday, May 1.

Please note: there will not be any regalia distribution at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Commencement Day.

Bookstore Hours:

Long Island Campus

Mondays to Thursdays

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Fridays

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Extended Hours:

Wednesday, May 9

9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 19

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Tuesday, May 22

8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Manhattan Campus

Mondays to Thursdays

9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Fridays

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Extended Hours:

Monday, May 7

9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 19

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Tuesday, May 22

8 a.m. – 10 a.m.


Ticket Information and Pickup

Admission to commencement is by ticket only. A ticket grants access to the commencement ceremony. Each graduating student receives a maximum of five tickets, one ticket for the graduate and up to four guest tickets. All guests require a ticket, including children. Tickets must be presented to gain admittance. Additional tickets are not available.

Seating is open in the arena—there are no assigned seats for guests. ADA seating will be available.

Each graduate must pick up his or her tickets in person, present photo identification, and sign a release that tickets were received.

Remaining ticket distribution dates:

Long Island Campus

Saturday, May 19

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Bookstore, Salten Hall

Monday, May 21

5 – 7 p.m.

Bookstore, Salten Hall

Manhattan Campus

Saturday, May 19

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Bookstore, 1849 Broadway

Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Tuesday, May 22

10 a.m.

Exterior box office windows by the Gate 13 entrance


Senior Portraits

Have your senior portrait taken when you pick up your commencement tickets. The photographer will provide you with regalia (cap and gown) to wear for the photo. You can also have a photo taken in your regular wardrobe.

Old Westbury Campus

Thursday, May 3, 2018

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Bookstore, Salten Hall

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

4 – 7 p.m.

Bookstore, Salten Hall

NOTE: Please reserve your time slot to have your senior portrait taken in Old Westbury:

If you are unable to have your photo taken on one of these days, contact Island Photography at 800.869.0908 to arrange for a photo session at their studio in Port Washington, NY.

Manhattan Campus

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

4 – 7 p.m.

16 W. 61st St., 11th Floor Auditorium

Monday, May 7, 2018

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

16 W. 61st St., 11th Floor Auditorium

If you are unable to have your photo taken on one of these days, contact Thornton Studio at 212.647.1966 to arrange for a photo session.


Class Rings, Announcements, and Frames

To purchase a class ring, announcement cards, or a diploma frame visit the Herff Jones website. For additional information, please contact 631.757.3040.

You can also purchase a class ring during the first Old Westbury ticket distribution day:

Old Westbury Campus

Thursday, May 3, 2018

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Bookstore, Salten Hall




Commencement Day

Schedule of Events

11 a.m.

Doors open and students report to Exhibition Hall at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Be advised that the venue has a mandatory security screening process, which includes passing through a magnetometer, as in an airport. This process may cause entrance delays. Please arrive fully robed.

11:15 a.m.

Students line up according to school.

Noon

Student processional begins. Webcast begins at nyit.edu/commencement.


Directions and Parking

Directions to Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Please enter via the Main Entrance.

There is no fee to park at the Nassau Coliseum.

Nassau Veterans memorial Coliseum Parking Map

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Shuttle Bus

The shuttle buses have reached max capacity and we are no longer accepting reservations.

Visit The Nassau Coliseum directions page for alternative transportation options.

If you have any questions please contact the NYIT Office of Events and Conferences at commencement@nyit.edu or call 516.686.1177


Special Assistance

Disabled Services A-Z Guide

Contrary to what it says on the Nassau Coliseum website, you do not need a special tickets for ADA seating. Please speak to a Guest Services representative upon entry into the Coliseum and request ADA seating. ADA seating is located on the main level. One guest will be allowed to accompany the guest sitting in this section.


Photos During the Event

Island Photography will be taking photos of our graduates during:

  • Graduate line-up
  • Processional
  • On the stage when receiving the diploma case

You will be contacted by Island Photography within 48-72 hours to view or order your photos. There is absolutely no obligation to purchase. For more information, contact Island Photography at 800.869.0908.


College of Osteopathic Medicine Hooding Ceremony

NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Hooding Ceremony will take place on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, beginning at 9 a.m. Student arrival time is between 7:30 and 7:45 a.m.

General Seating
Doors will open to guests at approximately 8 a.m. Seating is open in the arena—there are no assigned seats for guests.

Handicapped Seating
Handicapped seating will be available.
Disabled Services A-Z Guide


Career Services

The Office of Career Services is here to help you. Please make an appointment to meet with a career advisor, register for a job fair, or stop by to see how we can assist you in your job search. Our services are also available to you after graduation, and we encourage you to stay in touch about the jobs you land so we can help to celebrate your success.


NOTE: Dates and times are subject to change.