• Congratulations to the Class of 2019!


    To our graduates, we look forward to your participation in the 2019 commencement exercises as a way of sharing this great accomplishment with your fellow students, family, faculty and staff who have supported you on your journey.

    The ceremony will take place on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at the Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, New York. 

    The ceremony will be approximately four (4) hours.

    If you leave Barclays Center at any time on the day of the ceremony, you will not be able to reenter. Once the procession has begun, you may not leave the center. LaGuardia is not responsible for any personal belongings (i.e., bags, strollers, umbrellas, and other miscellaneous items).

    Find out everything you need to know about commencement.



    As a graduate, you do not need an admission ticket for yourself. Your cap and gown will serve as your admission ticket.

    You will be given five (5) tickets for your family and friends on the day your major is assigned to pick up regalia. (See pickup schedule below.) You may request additional tickets at the ticket station. If extra tickets become available, you’ll receive notification through your LaGuardia email on Friday, May 31 with instructions for picking them up.

    Due to the volume of requests we receive, we kindly ask that you do not call or email to check on the status of additional tickets.

  • Academic Attire

    You will not be allowed to participate in the ceremony without graduation regalia (in other words, a cap and gown). Here’s how you can order the proper attire. You can keep your cap and gown as a souvenir. 

    Order online now to have your graduation regalia mailed to your home. The cost is $36, plus an additional fee of $15.95.

    Purchase your graduation regalia in person in the gymnasium on the date specified below, based on your major. The cost of regalia is $36. Cash, money order and Venmo payments are accepted. Expect to be helped on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Pick up your cap and gown from 1:30 to 7 p.m. in the gym according to the dates below.


    Monday, May 20, 2019
    Tuesday, May 21, 2019
    Wednesday, May 22, 2019
    Thursday, May 23, 2019


    Criminal Justice
    Political Science

    Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
    Writing and Literature
    Creative Writing
    Business Administration
    Business Administration: Healthcare Management
    Paralegal Studies
    Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality Management

    Childhood Education
    Deaf Studies
    Early Childhood Education
    Education Associate: The Bilingual Child
    International Studies
    Latin American Studies
    Secondary Education
    Spanish-English Translation
    Environmental Science

    Civil Engineering
    Computer Network Administration & Security
    Computer Science
    Computer Technology
    Earth System Science and Environmental Engineering
    Energy Technician
    Electrical Engineering
    Liberal Arts: Mathematics and Science
    Mechanical Engineering
    Programming Software and Development

    Health Navigation
    Human Services
    Nutrition and Culinary Management
    Occupational Therapy Assistant
    Physical Therapy Assistant
    Practical Nursing
    Public and Community Health
    Radiologic Technology
    Therapeutic Recreation
    Veterinary Technology

    Commercial Photography
    Commercial Photography: Fine Arts
    Communication Studies
    Digital Media Arts
    Film and Television
    Fine Arts
    Fine Arts: Design Studies
    Industrial Design
    Music Recording Technology
    New Media Technology

    Important note: Please be sure to pick up your cap and gown by May 24. When you pick up your cap and gown, you will also be given five (5) tickets for your guests.

    Can’t make it on your assigned date? See the protocol below for sending someone in your place to purchase your cap and gown and pick up your tickets.

    1. 1) Send an email from your LaGuardia account to Campus Life at campuslife@lagcc.cuny.edu. Please include:
      • a. Your first and last name
      • b. EMPL ID and major
      • c. First and last name of the person who will be picking up items on your behalf.
    2. Check your LaGuardia email account for a confirmation message. Without confirmation, your request is not valid.
    3. Your representative is expected to show on the designated day of your major and must show a valid photo ID in order to receive tickets.
    4. The Campus Life team will have a printout of the email and confirmation that was sent to you. The team will honor email requests received no later than 6 p.m. the evening before the day your major is scheduled.

    If you do not have a representative who can attend on the designated day, please contact Campus Life at 718-482-5190 or email Campus Life at campuslife@lagcc.cuny.edu for an alternative date.

  • Arrival and Seating

    Graduates: Please arrive at 7:30 a.m. completely robed in gown, hood, cap and tassel at the Dean Street entrance (on the corner of Flatbush Avenue) for lineup. Graduates will enter the waiting area and will be greeted by College volunteers and Barclays Center staff who will direct them in the proper position for the processional which will begin sharply at 9:00 a.m.

    Family and guests may arrive at 8:00 a.m. and enter at the 620 Atlantic Avenue entrance. The arena doors will open at that time and guests should be seated by 9:00 a.m. Anyone arriving after 9:00 a.m. will not be allowed to enter until after the graduates have been seated. Please be aware that if you leave the center, you will not be permitted to reenter. Children ages two and up will need a ticket. Strollers are not permitted inside the arena and can be left with Guest Services by the main entrance.

    NO REENTRY – If you leave Barclays Center at any time on the day of the ceremony, you will not be able to re-enter. For example, if you leave to smoke or feed the parking meter, you will not be permitted back inside the arena. Please plan accordingly.

    Seating arrangements for students or guests with special needs may be made in advance. On the day of Commencement, College volunteers and Barclays Center staff will help direct guests with special needs to their seats via accessible routes.

    If you or one of your guests is in a wheelchair, uses a cane, walker or crutches, or has any other mobility and/or disability needs, please contact Jhony Nelson at 718-482-5260 or jhonyn@lagcc.cuny.edu by May 31, 2019.

    If you or one of your guests is deaf or hard of hearing and requires sign language interpretation, please contact Lakshmi (Sasha) Ponappa at 347-396-0077 or lponappa@lagcc.cuny.edu by May 31, 2019.

  • Academic Procession

    Graduates will process into the arena according to your major within the eight academic departments of the College: Business and Technology; Education and Language Acquisition; English; Health Sciences; Humanities; Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science; Natural Sciences; and Social Science.

    Click here for the Student Processional Lineup.

    Security Screening at Barclays
    Prior to entering the arena all guests are subject to security screening, visual inspection and bag inspection conducted by Barclays Center Security personnel. Security screenings are designed to detect prohibited items from entering the venue.

    Please note:
    • Outside food and beverages may not be brought into the arena, and concessions will not be open. Please eat prior to your arrival.
    • No balloons or large items that could obstruct views are allowed.
    • There will not be lockers or storage space to secure your personal items. Bags, cameras, phones and flowers/gifts should be left with your family members.
    • Strollers are not permitted inside the arena. Please leave them with Guest Services by the main entrance.

    Please wear comfortable shoes and dress accordingly as you may be standing for an extended period of time prior to the procession into the Barclays Center. Also, bring a couple safety pins to secure your hood to your gown and your tassel to your cap.

  • Portraits

    Thornton Studio will be taking graduation portraits from Monday, May 20 through Thursday, May 23, 12 to 7 p.m. in Room MB-10.

    • Monday, May 20, 2019 Social Science Criminal Justice, History, Political Science, Psychology
      English: Journalism Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Writing and Literature Creative Writing
      School Code: LAGCC20

    • Tuesday, May 21, 2019Business: Accounting, Business Administration, Business Administration: Healthcare Management, Paralegal Studies, Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality Management
      Education & Language Aquisition: Childhood Education, Deaf Studies, Early Childhood Education, Education Associate: The Bilingual Child, International Studies, Japanese, Latin American Studies, Secondary Education, Spanish-English Translation
      School Code: LAGCC21

    • Wednesday, May 22, 2019Natural Sciences: Biology, Environmental Science
      Math, Engineering And Computer Science: Civil Engineering, Computer Network Administration & Security, Computer Science, Computer Technology, Earth System Science and Environmental Engineering, Energy Technician, Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Liberal Arts: Mathematics and Science, Mechanical Engineering, Programming Software and Development
      Liberal Arts: Social Science & Humanities
      School Code: LAGCC22

    • Thursday, May 23, 2019Health Science: Health Navigation, Human Services, Nursing, Nutrition and Culinary Management, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapy Assistant, Practical Nursing, Public and Community Health, Radiologic Technology, Therapeutic Recreation, Veterinary Technology
      Humanities: Commercial Photography, Commercial Photography: Fine Arts, Communication Studies, Digital Media Arts, Film and Television, Fine Arts, Fine Arts: Design Studies, Industrial Design, Music, Music Recording Technology, New Media Technology, Philosophy, Theatre
      School Code: LAGCC23

    Reserve your time now using the school code listed above.

    No appointment or payment is necessary at the sitting, but please plan for a wait time of approximately 30 minutes.

    The photographers will have only a cap and gown for you to wear during the shoot. You may bring your honors regalia and other props.

    Join your fellow graduates to decorate your graduation cap, May 20 through May 23, 1:30–6:30 p.m. Each event will be in the Skylight area, except Wednesday, May 22, which will take place in the E-Atrium.

  • Graduation Cruise 2019

    Hop aboard Skyline Cruises to celebrate with your fellow graduates! The annual Graduation Cruise will begin boarding in Queens at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2019 and will set sail from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

    Student tickets:
    • Cost: $20
    • On sale starting March 21

    Faculty/staff tickets:
    • Cost: $35
    • On sale starting April 24

    Step 1: Bring your valid Fall 2018–Spring 2019 LaGuardia ID to the Bursar’s Office (Room C-109). Credit cards are not accepted.

    Tickets are sold:

    • 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
    • 2 p.m.–6 p.m.

    • 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

    Step 2: Bring your receipt to Campus Life (Room M-115) to receive a boarding voucher and liability form.
    • Students must be 18+
    • Must arrive at 5:45 p.m. for check-in process
    • All members of your party must be present at the time of boarding and must complete a liability form
    • Voucher is non-transferable and non-refundable