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Commencement
Dates & Info

Apply for Graduation:
Fall graduates: October 31, 2023
Spring graduates: ​​March 31, 2024
Summer graduates: July 31, 2024

Pay Your Tuition:
Please be aware that in order to participate in commencement, you must have your tuition bill paid in full. For any questions concerning this matter, please contact the Bursar office at: Bursar@jjay.cuny.edu .

Important Links:
Apply for graduation

Graduating with honors & awards
Commencement checklist
Order your cap & gown
Order your class ring

Commencement Vendors

Take your photos in the studio

Studio
To schedule your senior portraits, visit Thornton Studios, https://www.thorntonstudio.com/ and use codeL studio to schedule your session at Thornton Studios.

*To be included in the 2023-2024 John Jay yearbook, your senior portrait must have been taken by the latest, Friday, February 16, 2024.

Students must wear a cap and gown in order to enter the Commencement venue and participate in the ceremony. 

  • Order by April 5, 2024 to receive your cap and gown before grad salute event.
  • Order by April 20, 2024 to receive your cap and gown before the hooding event.
  • April 28, 2024 – LAST DAY to Order your Cap & Gown.

Order here: https://oakhallcg.com/pages/johnjay

Order your in person or online

In person dates
March 5th and 7th
April 9th, 10th and 11th

12:00pm-6:00pm - Kroll Atrium

Online
https://www.balfour.com/cuny-jjay 

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact us

Room L.69NB
524 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019 
P: 646-557-4888
E: graduation@jjay.cuny.edu

To view Commencement Archives, visit here.