New York Institute of Technology’s 62nd annual commencement will be held on Sunday, May 21 at New York Tech’s Long Island campus in Old Westbury, N.Y.
During the individual school/college ceremonies, which will immediately follow main ceremony, graduates will be individually recognized and receive their diploma holders.
IMPORTANT 2023 COMMENCEMENT DEADLINES
- Reserve regalia by: April 7
- Reserve tickets by: April 27
- Generate your GradPass by: April 28
Before February 17
REGISTER TO GRADUATE
Each graduate who has been approved to graduate by the Office of the Registrar will be able to order their spring 2023 commencement tickets online. If you did not file with the registrar, you cannot get tickets. Please see Applying for Graduation for further details.
Before April 7
ACADEMIC REGALIA (CAPS AND GOWNS)
All participating graduates must wear academic regalia (cap and gown). To reserve your cap and gown, please visit the Herff Jones website. On the Herff Jones website, you can purchase extra graduation packages. However, there is no charge to reserve your cap, gown and tassel.
Please remember to provide your home address - that is where your cap and gown will be sent. The last day to order your cap and gown online is Friday, April 7, 2023. Orders placed after this date may incur additional fees.
Before April 27
Through Marching Order you will be able to complete the following:
This year New York Tech will be issuing electronic commencement tickets. Each eligible candidate for graduation will be able to order commencement tickets for their guests online. You will be able to reserve your tickets on the Marching Order website, which will go live soon.
Admission to commencement is by ticket only. A ticket grants access to the commencement ceremony and individual school events. Due to limited seating, each student receives a maximum of four guest tickets. All guests, including children, require a ticket. The graduating student does not require a ticket. Additional tickets are not available.
Seating in the main tent is available on a first come, first served basis. Once seating in the main tent is filled, ticketed guests will be directed to an overflow tent for viewing. All students who plan to attend commencement must order and reserve tickets online.
CREATE YOUR GRADPASS
A GradPass is a unique QR code that will be scanned before you cross the stage so that you can be announced properly. Upon completion of the MarchingOrder form, you will be prompted to download your GradPass.
You will need your GradPass for your school/college ceremony. This will be held immediately following main ceremony. Your GradPass can be scanned by printed copy or digitally.
CREATE A PERSONALIZED SLIDE
During your school/college ceremony, a graduate slide will be displayed and your name read out loud as you walk across the stage.
When you receive your email to access MarchingOrder, there will be instructions as to how to create your password. The link you received is personalized and just for you so do not share it with others. If you did not receive an email containing instructions and a personalized link, please contact Nick Cariello at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before April 28
SHARE YOUR PHOTOS
Seniors, share your photos for our commencement day montage! All images should be 1600×1200 pixels (2MP) or higher, and have a file size of less than 10mb. Email photos to email@example.com.
PARTICIPATE IN FINAL ROAR
Leading up to New York Tech's 62nd annual commencement, the Offices of Student Engagement and Alumni Relations invite you to celebrate with fellow graduates during the annual Mayfest Week, May 1-5, 2023. Festivities include celebratory toasts with university leadership.
To participate in Final Roar and enjoy all the festivities, make a donation of $20.23 to the Class of 2023 Gift Fund and you'll be able to register for all Final Roar events and receive limited-edition New York Tech swag. Please direct questions to Sabrina Polidoro, director of alumni relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If a member of your family requires a visa to attend commencement, please visit nyit.edu/international_student_support as soon as possible.
SENIOR PORTRAITS AND COMMENCEMENT PHOTOS
Island Photography is our official commencement photographer for 2023.
They will be providing professional photo coverage for every graduate as they are recognized during the ceremony.
Proofs will be delivered via email within 48 – 72 hours after the ceremony.
Please contact their customer service team if you have any concerns or questions at email@example.com or call 800.869.0908.
If you would like to order a senior portrait, you can have it taken on campus during the dates and times below.
The photographer will provide you with regalia (cap and gown) for the photo. You can also have a photo taken in your regular wardrobe.
LONG ISLAND CAMPUS
- Wednesday, April 12
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Thursday, April 13
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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.
NEW YORK CITY CAMPUS
- Monday, May 1
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
26 W. 61st St., 1st floor lounge
- Tuesday, May 9
2 – 7 p.m.
26 W. 61st St., 1st floor lounge
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 more information, call 631.757.3040.
Graduating Student-Athletes can receive a Student-Athlete graduation stole to honor their athletic participation. Students can pick up these stoles at the Student Life table at commencement ticket pick-up. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduating with distinction
The silver braided honor cord, worn draped from the neck on the front of the gown, designates the wearer as Summa Cum Laude (institutional GPA of 3.95-4.00), Magna Cum Laude (institutional GPA of 3.75-3.949), and Cum Laude (institutional GPA of 3.50-3.749). Honor cords can be purchased by graduates who qualify.Purchase
Veterans and Military-affiliated Students
Eligible students will be mailed their veteran and military-affiliated honor cord. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
Student Leadership Cords
Students who have participated in 3 or more student leadership opportunities during their New York Tech career can apply here for a Student Leadership cord. Students can pick up these cords at the Student Life table at commencement ticket pick-up. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greek Letter-affiliated Students
Graduating Greek-affiliated students can receive a Greek graduation cord. Students can pick up these cords at the Student Life table at commencement ticket pick-up. If you have any questions, please contact Kevin MacBride at email@example.com or Michelle Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org
Before May 1
DIRECTIONS, PARKING, AND SHUTTLE SERVICE
On-campus parking is expected to be limited on commencement day, and normal traffic patterns do not apply! Upon arrival, please follow the directions of the police and parking staff.
On-campus parking will be closed shortly after the commencement ceremony begins. Guests who arrive after campus parking lots are filled will be re-directed to the adjacent LIU Post campus on Northern Boulevard, just east of New York Tech, and transported via shuttle bus to the main tent. Please allow yourself extra time for delays and parking.
Shuttle Service on Campus
Shuttle service on campus, as well as from the LlU Post campus parking lot, will be available. Staff will direct graduates and guests to pick-up/drop-off locations. Some parking fields are within walking distance of the tents.
Manhasset LIRR Train Station
Complimentary round-trip shuttle service will be available to and from the Manhasset LIRR train station. Trains arriving at the Manhasset station from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. will be met by a shuttle bus to campus. Anyone arriving after 10:30 a.m. will need to arrange for cab service. Shuttle buses will leave for the Manhasset LIRR station from noon to 2:30 p.m.MANHASSET LIRR SCHEDULE
New York Tech - New York City Round-Trip Shuttle
Complimentary round-trip shuttle service will be available from the New York City campus on a first-come, first-served basis. Graduates are allowed to reserve a total of five seats. Space is limited. Reservations are on a first-come, first-serve basis. The shuttles will depart in front of 16 W. 61st St., between Columbus and Broadway at 7 a.m. Please note: The last bus to leave from the Old Westbury campus to Manhattan after commencement will depart at 3 p.m. There may be wait times of one hour between bus departures.RESERVE YOUR SPOT ON THE BUS
DISABILITY AND SPECIAL ASSISTANCE
New York Tech is pleased to provide assistance to guests with special needs. Commencement staff is available to direct and assist people with disabilities. Restroom facilities are located near the tents.
Shuttle service with wheelchair access is available. Please drop off any guest requiring special assistance at the bus stop in each lot and then park your car. Upon arrival to the main tent, proceed to the Disability and Special Assistance tent where ushers will assist via golf carts. Only the person with the disability is able to ride in the cart; other guests are asked to walk. Please note, there is a limited amount of golf carts, and we will try to assist everyone as efficiently as possible.
Please plan to arrive by 8:30 a.m. in order to ensure timely assistance.
- If you are a student who has special assistance needs, please contact email@example.com.
- If help is needed for hearing or visual impairment, notify us by May 1 at 516.686.1177 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Due to high demand, guests will experience delays in shuttle service immediately before and after the ceremonies.
- Guests who arrive after the campus parking lots are filled will be re-directed to LIU Post campus on Northern Boulevard just east of New York Tech, and transported via shuttle bus to the main tent.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
|8 a.m.||Parking lots open and shuttle service begins.|
|8:30 a.m.||Main tent opens for guest seating. Graduates line up in President's Stadium.|
|Student processional begins. Webcast begins at nyit.edu/commencement.|
|11:15 a.m.||Commencement ceremony ends. Graduates and guests proceed to individual school ceremonies taking place in tents near the main tent.|
|11:30 a.m.||School ceremonies begin|
|1:30 p.m.||School ceremonies end|
PHOTOS DURING THE EVENT
Island Photography will be taking photos of our graduates during:
- Graduate line-up beginning at 8:30 a.m.
- Processional into main commencement ceremony.
- Individual school graduation ceremonies on the stage as they receive their diploma folder.
You will be contacted by Island Photography within 48 to 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.
The Office of Career Services is available to help you now and in the future. Please make an appointment to meet with a career advisor, register for a job fair, or stop by our offices 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.