NYIT’s 57th Annual Commencement begins at noon on May 22, 2018 at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Admission to commencement is by ticket only. A ticket grants access to the commencement ceremony. Each 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. Doors open at 11 a.m. Please enter via the Main Entrance. 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.

Contact us with any questions at 516.686.1177 or

Hotel Accommodations

Long Island

Long Island Marriott
101 James Doolittle Boulevard
Uniondale, NY 11553

Melville Marriott
1350 Old Walt Whitman Road
Melville, NY 11747
631.423.1600 or 1.800.228.9290

The Andrew Hotel
75 North Station Plaza
Great Neck, NY 11021

Best Western Woodbury Inn
7940 Jericho Turnpike
Woodbury, NY 11797-1204

East Norwich Inn
6321 Northern Blvd.
East Norwich, NY 11732

Comfort Inn Syosset
24 Oak Drive (at Jericho Turnpike)
Syosset, NY 11791

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

Garden City Hotel
45 Seventh St.
Garden City, NY 11530
516.747.3000 or 800.547.0400

Hampton Inn Jericho-Westbury
120 Jericho Turnpike
Jericho, NY 11753

Hilton Garden Inn
1575 Privado Road
Westbury, NY 11590

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 1.800.644.6835

Red Roof Inn
699 Dibblee Drive
Westbury, NY 11590
516.794.2555 or 1.800.733.7663

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

New York City

NYIT’s Manhattan 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
358 West 58th Street
New York, NY 10019

Schedule of Events

11 a.m.

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

11:15 a.m.

Students line up according to school.


Student processional begins. Webcast begins at

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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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.

Food And Beverages

Refreshments will be available for purchase at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum