The 2018 Commencement ceremony for the CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) will take place on Friday, June 1, at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center, with the ceremony beginning at 4:30 pm.

Details about the 2018 ceremony can be found on the School’s Commencement site.

All students must complete and submit an Application for Graduation to the Office of the Registrar in order to graduate.

Students planning to graduate this spring must submit the Application to Graduate form to the Registrar’s office no later than March 1, 2018. Only after the application has been submitted will a student be invited to participate in the graduation ceremony. If you have questions about whether you are on track to graduate, contact your academic advisor directly.

Invitations to participate in the graduation ceremony are sent to students via their CUNY SPS email address by March 13, 2018. RSVPs will be accepted only via the email invitation. Questions regarding Commencement should be directed to the CUNY SPS Commencement team at Additional details about Commencement, including cap and gown rentals, guest tickets, and keynote speakers will be announced as they are confirmed.

Apply now to be the 2018 Student Speaker

If you are a bachelor’s or master’s degree student who graduated in August 2017 or January 2018, or who is planning to graduate in June 2018, we invite you to apply to become the Student Speaker at the CUNY SPS 2018 Commencement ceremony. This is a unique opportunity that allows you to represent the class of 2018 to the family and friends of our graduates as well as to the greater CUNY SPS community.
The Student Speaker selection process consists of several milestones, outlined in the application.

To apply to become the 2018 Commencement Student Speaker, you must be a bachelor’s or master’s degree recipient or candidate with a 3.5 GPA or higher. Students who graduated in August 2017, January 2018 or plan to graduate in June 2018 are eligible. You must also commit to attending the Commencement ceremony.
Completed applications may be submitted until April 9. To submit your application or if you have any questions about the application process, please contact