Commencement Ceremony

Due to current state and federal guidelines, Hunter College will be unable to host a large in-person Commencement Ceremony this year. Instead, the College will host a virtual recognition celebration on Thursday, May 27, 2021.

The virtual celebration will include a slideshow of all graduating students and pre-recorded remarks from President Raab, guest speakers, and valedictorians.

To ensure that you have a slide included in our virtual recognition celebration and receive all information regarding the event, please check your Hunter College email regularly for messages from our Commencement Committee. You will receive detailed instructions regarding the virtual celebration and how to create your personalized slide for the graduation candidate slideshow.

As we continue to finalize safety plans and proceed with planning our virtual celebration and small in-person departmental celebrations, please continue to check your emails and this Commencement website.

Participation Eligibility

Spring Commencement Ceremony

The Spring Commencement Ceremony is held at the conclusion of the Spring semester. You may participate in the Spring Commencement Ceremony if:

  1. You will fulfill all degree requirements by the end of the Spring semester and have applied for graduation with the Registrar’s Office by the February 15th Graduation Application Filing Period deadline for Spring.
    – or –
  2. You need six (6) or fewer credits to complete your degree requirement, plan to complete your coursework by the end of the Summer sessions, and have applied for graduation with the Registrar’s Office by the Graduation Application Filing Period deadline for Summer.

Winter Commencement Ceremony

The Winter Commencement Ceremony is held at the conclusion of the Fall semester and Winter session. You may participate in the Winter Commencement Ceremony if:

  1. You will fulfill all degree requirements by the end of the Fall semester and have applied for graduation with the Registrar’s Office by the October 15th Graduation Application Filing Period deadline for Fall/Winter.
    – or –
  2. You need six (6) or fewer credits to complete your degree requirement, plan to complete your coursework by the end of the Winter session, and have applied for graduation with the Registrar’s Office by the October 15th Graduation Application Filing Period deadline for Fall/Winter.