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Commencement is a monumental milestone in the lives of our students and a source of tremendous pride for their families. Graduates and their guests appreciate the dignity and sense of importance that your participation lends to the occasion. I trust that you will fill the seats on stage and join me in an enthusiastic expression of congratulations and support.

Thank you for helping to make this day special for your students.


Confirm Participation at Commencement

The commencement ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 3:00pm at the North Assembly Hall. If you are a faculty member who is interested in participating in the faculty processional, please let us know by completing the Faculty Commencement Attendance Form by May, 12, 2017.

Faculty who complete the form will be emailed additional details regarding robing time and location.


Faculty Caps and Gowns

Caps and gowns may be rented through the Hunter College Bookstore.  In order to secure the proper hood, please contact the bookstore immediately at or 212-650-3970 (email is preferred). Please be sure to place your order by the end of the semester.


Nominate a Student for Special Recognition

At commencement, President Raab will give special recognition to several students for outstanding achievement in their courses of study or other activities. We ask that you help to honor excellence among our graduates by nominating students for this recognition. If you wish to nominate one of your students, please complete the Commencement Nomination Form by April 3, 2017.

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What is "Commencement"?

"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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