• Faculty & Staff Info


    If you plan to attend the commencement ceremony and march in the Academic Procession, sit on stage OR serve as a Commencement Marshal, you must wear academic attire. You don’t have to rent regalia if you have your own garments.


    Our supplier is Herff Jones, a company that has served the College for many years. You may place an on-line order beginning today through Monday, April 15 via this website: https://facultydirect.herffjones.com.

    Payment is due when you pick up your garments on any of the distribution dates (listed below). The last day to place an order without incurring any additional fees will be on Monday, April 15.

    The site will accept late orders beginning Tuesday, April 16 through Friday, May 10, 2019 for an additional shipping and handling fee of $18.95. Orders placed during this late period will be shipped directly to your home or office. Avoid this extra fee and place your order now!

    Rental prices for full ensembles (gown, hood, cap & tassel) are as follows:

    Degree Gown, Hood & Tassel
    Bachelor Ensemble $44.00
    Master Ensemble $46.00
    Doctoral Ensemble $48.00


    Distribution Dates: Your garments will be ready for pickup on May 20, May 21, May 22, and May 23 from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the College Gymnasium. Cash, check, money order or credit card payments accepted. Make money orders and checks payable to Herff Jones.

    If you only need to rent an individual piece and not an entire ensemble, please come to the gym during any of the on-campus distribution dates.


    Please arrive no later than 6:00 a.m. and be ready to report to your assigned post by 7:00 a.m. Use the Security entrance on Dean Street at the intersection of Dean Street and 6th Ave. (481 Dean Street works for GPS.) Present your LaGuardia ID to speed through the Barclays Security checkpoint.

    Please make sure you RSVP using the on-line Faculty & Staff RSVP form which will be shared with Barclays Security. You will not be allowed to enter unless your name appears on the check-list.

    The Dean Street Lobby doors will open for the graduates to enter at 7:30 a.m. sharp. All preparations, signage, equipment and supplies, marshals and volunteers must be in place prior to their arrival.


    TRAINING SESSION DATES – ATTEND ONLY ONE – NO NEED TO RSVP

    SITE VISITS TO BARCLAYS CENTER – ATTEND ONLY ONE – RSVP REQUIRED

    Date Time  Meeting Location 
    June 6, 2019 10:00 A.M. Dean Street Entrance, at the intersection of Dean Street & 6th Ave (481 Dean Street works for GPS)
    June 6, 2019 11:00 A.M. Dean Street Entrance, at the intersection of Dean Street & 6th Ave (481 Dean Street works for GPS)


    Please note: Barclays requires us to provide them with a list of all the people attending each site visit. Please RSVP by Monday, June 3, 2019 to eneidar@lagcc.cuny.edu with the time you wish to attend. Be sure to bring your LaGuardia ID or a driver’s license.


    Faculty and staff who plan to attend the ceremony and sit in the audience should arrive by 8:00 a.m. and use the VIP entrance on Atlantic Avenue. Present your LaGuardia ID card or valid drivers’ license to speed through the Security checkpoint. Once you have cleared Security, a commencement volunteer will check you in and escort you to the faculty/staff seating section in the arena. The arena doors open at 8:00 a.m.

    Please make sure you RSVP using the on-line Faculty & Staff RSVP form. If your name does not appear on our check-in list you will not be allowed to enter.


    Faculty and staff participating in the Academic Processional and sitting on the stage should arrive by 8:45 a.m. and use the VIP entrance on Atlantic Avenue. Present your LaGuardia ID card or valid drivers’ license to speed through the Security checkpoint. Once you have cleared Security, a commencement volunteer will check you in and guide you to the robing area. Please remember to bring your academic robes with you.

    Please make sure you RSVP using the on-line Faculty & Staff RSVP form. If your name does not appear on our check-in list you will not be allowed to enter.


    Please arrive by 8:45 a.m. and use the VIP entrance on Atlantic Avenue. Present your LaGuardia ID card or valid drivers’ license to speed through the Security checkpoint. Once you have cleared Security, a commencement volunteer will check you in and guide you to the robing area.

    The Presidential Platform Party Processional will form at 10:00 a.m. and will begin to march into the arena by 10:15 a.m.


    The Graduate Processional will march into the theater at 9:00 a.m. sharp.

    The Academic Procession will form at approximately 9:45 a.m. and will begin to march into the arena by 10:00 a.m., followed immediately by the Presidential Platform Party. Both groups will sit on stage.


    The ceremony will start at 9:00 a.m. sharp and will end at approximately 1:00 p.m.

    The entire ceremony will be projected live onto large plasma screens and will be signed by American Sign Language interpreters. The entire audience will be able to see and participate, no matter where they are seated!





  • Note: This form is for faculty and staff only, in order to gain admission to the robing areas and so that the appropriate seating arrangements can be made for the stage and the arena. Please use your LaGuardia credentials so that we can easily identify you. Student requests will be ignored.

    The deadline to RSVP is Monday, June 3, 2019.