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COMMENCEMENT TICKETS

THE SALE OF COMMENCEMENT TICKETS IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED

Number of Tickets, Distribution Dates and Times

Each graduate who has completed their Grad RSVP prior to the deadline of December 30, 2016 at 11:59pm will receive two (2) Hunter College Assembly Hall tickets and one (1) for the Kaye Playhouse, where the ceremony will be broadcast live.

Tickets will be distributed on the dates indicated below, at the Hunter College Bookstore (1st Floor, Hunter West - 68th Street Campus):

  • Monday, January 9, 2017
    10:00am - 7:00pm
  • Tuesday, January 10, 2017
    10:00am - 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, January 11, 2017
    10:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thursday, January 12, 2017
    10:00am - 7:00pm
  • Friday, January 13, 2017
    10:00am - 3:00pm ---- note different time!

Tickets will be available ONLY on the above listed dates and times.
No exceptions.  Failure to pick up your reserved tickets within this timeframe will result in the forfeiture of your tickets.

To pick up your tickets, you will need:

  • To have completed your Grad RSVP by the deadline (December 30, 2016 at 11:59pm)
  • A copy of your Grad RSVP confirmation email (if you RSVP'd by the deadline, you can obtain another copy of this via your MyHunter page, under the 'My Info' section)
  • Your photo ID
  • Cap and gown proof of purchase (receipt, etc.)

If you are unable to personally pick up your tickets, you may have someone pick them up for you. They are required to have:

  • Their own photo ID
  • A photo copy of your Hunter ID
  • A copy of your Grad RSVP confirmation email (if you RSVP'd by the deadline, you can obtain another copy of this via your MyHunter page, under the 'My Info' section)
  • A letter from you, authorizating them to pick up your commencement tickets
  • Cap and gown proof of purchase (receipt, etc.)

    Late respondents: Unfortunately, tickets cannot be guaranteed to individuals who do not complete the Commencement RSVP Form by the deadline. Student participants who do not complete the online attendance response form by the deadline, will need to visit Ticket Distribution (location and dates above), and complete a paper waitlist form by hand. If tickets are avialable at this point, late respondents will be emailed by Tuesday, January 17, 2017 regarding when and where they can pick up tickets.

Commencement Ticket Lottery (for one additional ticket)

Additional tickets (if available) will be distributed by lottery only. To be entered into the lottery, be sure to indicate that you wish to be entered on your Grad RSVP form. If you have already completed this form, and are unsure of whether you requested to be entered, you may check in any of the following ways:

  • Check your RSVP confirmation email
  • Log in to your MyHunter page and see Grad RSVP confirmation email link under the 'My Info' section
  • Email us

f your name is drawn as a ticket winner, you will be notified on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 via email regarding when and where they can pick up tickets.

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CAPS AND GOWNS

Academic regalia - caps, gowns, tassels and hoods - must be worn by all candidates participating in the ceremony and may be ordered at Commencement Countdown, on Thursday, November 12, or in January at the Hunter College Bookstore.

PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE:
Bachelor's degree candidates (all items required for participation):
Bachelor Unit (cap, gown, tassel): $40.00
Bachelor Hood:                              $30.00
Total:                                             $70.00

Master's degree candidates (all items required for participation):
Master Unit (cap, gown, tassel):  $45.00
Master Hood:                               $34.00
Graduate Honor Cord:                 $12.00
Total:                                          $91.00

Students who purchase caps and gowns at Commencement Countdown receive a 10% discount!

Candidates' tassels correspond to their academic schools. Please be ready to provide this information at the time of purchase.

  • School of Arts and Sciences: White tassel
  • School of Education: Light Blue tassel
  • School of Urban Public Health: Kelly Green tassel
  • School of Health Professions: Kelly Green tassel
  • School of Nursing: Apricot tassel
  • School of Social Work: Citron tassel

For more information, contact the Hunter College Bookstore. The last day to purchase these items is Thursday, January 19, 2017.

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CLASS RINGS

Class Rings will be available for purchase at Commencement Countdown. For more information, contact the Hunter College Bookstore.

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SENIOR PORTRAITS

You may have your senior portrait taken at Commencement Countdown. Thornton Photographers will also be on campus before this in the West Lobby. Please contact them at 212-647-1966 to set up an appointment in advance (however, if you choose to have your portrait taken during Commencement Countdown, you do not need to make an appointment). Students who do not have an appointment will be accommodated whenever possible.

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YEARBOOK

Learn about the Wistarion Hunter College Yearbook.

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"Commencement" refers to Hunter's graduation ceremony. Hunter hosts two graduation ceremonies each academic year - one for winter graduation candidates and one for spring graduation candidates.

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