The main commencement ceremony (approximately two hours) will begin at 9 a.m. in the main tent and features speeches and the conferring of all degrees. The individual school/college ceremonies will immediately follow where graduates will be individually recognized (except the College of Osteopathic Medicine Hooding, which is held separately)

All guests, including children, require a ticket to gain admittance to commencement. The graduating student does not require a ticket. A ticket grants access to the commencement ceremony and one school graduation ceremony. Each student receives a maximum of four guest tickets — additional tickets are not available.

Seating in the main tent (which opens at 8:30 a.m.) 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.

In the Neighborhood

At New York Tech’s Long Island campus, you’re in the center of Long Island’s fabled Gold Coast, near beaches, cultural attractions, and charming villages. Enjoy nearby:

• Hotels 

Long Island

Here are a few of the accommodation options near the Long Island campus in Old Westbury, New York:

Andrew Hotel
75 North Station Plaza
Great Neck, NY 11021

Courtyard by Marriott Westbury Long Island
1800 Privado Road
Westbury, NY 11590

Four Points by Sheraton Plainview
333 South Service Road
Plainview, NY 11803

Garden City Hotel
45 Seventh Street
Garden City, NY 11530
516.747.3000 or 800.547.0400

Hilton Garden Inn
1575 Privado Road
Westbury, NY 11590

Hilton Garden Inn Roslyn
3 Harbor Park Drive
Port Washington, NY 11050

Holiday Inn Westbury
369 Old Country Road
Carle Place, NY 11514

Homewood Suites by Hilton
1585 Round Swamp Road
Plainview, NY 11803
516.293.4663 or 800.644.6835

Melville Marriott
1350 Old Walt Whitman Road
Melville, NY 11747
631.423.1600 or 800.228.9290

The Roslyn Hotel
1221 Old Northern Blvd.
Roslyn, NY 11576

Viana Hotel and Spa
3998 Brush Hollow Road
Westbury, NY 11590

New York City

The New York City Campus is within walking distance of the hotels listed.

6 Columbus
6 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019

The Empire Hotel
44 W. 63rd St.
New York, NY 10023

The Hudson Hotel
356 West 58th Street
New York, NY 10019

• Restaurants 

There’s something for every palette and pocketbook nearby. Here’s a list of some of our favorite restaurants:

Bar Frites Restaurant
400 Wheatley Plaza
Greenvale, NY  11542

Barefoot Peddler
37 Glen Cove Road
Greenvale, NY  11548

2110C Northern Boulevard
Manhasset, NY  11030

Hunan Taste
3 Northern Boulevard
Greenvale, NY  11548

Seasons 52
630 Old Country Road
Suite L02
Garden City, NY  11530

The Milleridge Inn
585 N. Broadway
Jericho, NY  11753

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May 22: Commencement Day

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