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Event

Commencement 2022

May 22, 2022
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

May 22, 2022

The main commencement ceremony featured speeches and the conferring of all degrees. Graduates were individually recognized and received their diploma folders during the school/college ceremonies which immediately followed the main ceremony—with the exception of the College of Osteopathic Medicine Commencement and Hooding ceremony, which will begin at 5 p.m.

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Information:

Commencement Site Map

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• Schedule of Events

8:15 a.m.

Graduates line up in President's Stadium.

8:30 a.m.

Parking lots open and shuttle service begins. Main tent opens for guest seating.

9 a.m.

Students processional and main ceremony begins. Livestream begins.

The school/college graduation ceremonies will immediately follow the main ceremony—with the exception of the College of Osteopathic Medicine Commencement and Hooding ceremony, which begins at 5 p.m. Graduates and guests will proceed to individual school tents near the main tent.

10:30 a.m.

Alumni, we ask that you arrive onto campus no later than 10:30 a.m. and go straight to the President’s Stadium.


• Directions, Parking, and On-Campus Shuttle Service

Please visit the Long Island Campus directions page for directions and transportation options. Please Note:

  • Parking
    All cars must display a parking permit on the dashboard. On-campus parking is expected to be limited on commencement day and will be closed shortly after the ceremony begins. Upon arrival, please follow the directions of the police and parking staff. Guests who arrive after the 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.

  • Campus Shuttle Service
    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.

    See Long Island Rail Road Schedules »

• Round-Trip Shuttle Buses

Students & Guests: The round-trip shuttle buses for students and their guests have reached max capacity and we are no longer accepting reservations. If you reserved seat(s) on the bus, please note that:

  • Buses to the Long Island Campus will depart from 1855 Broadway promptly at 7 a.m.
  • Return buses will depart the Long Island campus after the school/college graduation ceremonies. There may be wait times of one hour between bus departures.

Faculty & Staff: If you requested a seat on the bus, please note that:

  • Buses to the Long Island Campus will depart from 1855 Broadway promptly at 6:30 a.m.
  • Return buses will depart the Long Island campus after the school/college graduation ceremonies. There may be wait times of one hour between bus departures.

• Food And Beverages

Food and beverages will be available for purchase outside on the tennis courts.


• 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 us at 516.686.1177 or commencement@nyit.edu.
  • If help is needed for hearing or visual impairment, notify us by April 29 at 516.686.1177 or commencement@nyit.edu.
  • 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.

• Bag Policy

Strollers, luggage, backpacks, car seats, and large bags will not be allowed in the commencement tent(s) and should be left in your car. New York Tech is not responsible for any lost or stolen personal items.


• Students: Academic Regalia 

Missing Hoods

We have learned from our regalia vendor, Herff Jones, that due to a nationwide regalia shortage, many students have not received their hoods with their caps and gowns. If you did not receive your hood, you may pick one up on Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m. to noon in the gym on the Long Island campus.

Or, on Commencement Day, you will be able to receive one during line-up when you report to President’s stadium at 8:15 a.m. It is possible supplies may be limited.

Missing Cap & Gown

If you are missing a cap & gown, please go to the outdoor tennis courts on Commencement Day starting at 7:45 a.m. We have a limited supply of extra gowns and they will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.


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

Commencement Program

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Learn about the Class of 2022

Number of Graduates: 2,400

Degree Breakdown:

  • 17% are receiving doctorates.
  • 34% of graduates are earning undergraduate degrees.
  • 49% are receiving graduate degrees or advanced certificates.

Age Range:

  • Graduates range in age from 19 to 66 years old.
    • Undergraduate students: 19 to 59 years old
    • Graduate students: 20 to 66 years old

Demographics:

  • The Class of 2022 represents 41 states and 57 countries.

Student-Veterans:

  • 57 veteran students will graduate on May 23, 2022.

Grade Point Averages:

  • Average undergraduate student GPA: 3.41
  • Average graduate student GPA: 3.67

Student Speaker & Student Singer

Making the Most of Your Merit Page After Graduation

While you were enrolled at New York Institute of Technology, the institution created an online profile for you using a platform called Merit Pages, which published stories about your accomplishments as a New York Tech student.

In addition to appearing on your personalized Merit Page, these stories appeared on nyit.meritpages.com and may have showcased successes such as being named to the Presidential Honor List or Dean's List, landing an internship, or participating in club activities and community service, among other accomplishments.

This collection of college achievements, much like a resumé, can be a great benefit as you move forward in your academic career and provide a competitive advantage when you enter the workplace. After you graduate, your Merit Page will become inactive to the university but remain fully accessible to you. We encourage you to continue updating your Merit Page after graduation so that you can use it as a tool to begin your career or pursue additional educational opportunities.

Questions? Contact studentnews@nyit.edu.


Alumni Merchandise

You made it—you are now an official New York Tech alum! Our online bookstore has a variety of alumni merchandise to celebrate your new status and show your Tech pride.


New York Tech Alumni Merch

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