Students celebrate in cap and gowns at graduation ceremony.


The 2019 Commencement ceremony for the CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) will take place on Wednesday, May 29, at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center, with the ceremony beginning at 7:00 pm.

Additional details about Commencement, including cap and gown rentals, guest tickets, and keynote speakers can be found on the Commencement web site.

Questions regarding Commencement should be directed to the CUNY SPS Commencement team at

Student Speaker Applications Now Open

If you are a bachelor’s or master’s degree student who graduated in August 2018 or December 2018, or who is planning to graduate in May 2019, we invite you to apply to become the Student Speaker at the CUNY SPS 2019 Commencement ceremony. Learn more about how to apply for this unique opportunity.

Attend the Ceremony

To attend the ceremony, students must follow the two-step process outlined below.

Step 1: Apply to Graduate

All students must complete and submit an Application for Graduation to the Office of the Registrar in order to graduate. This form must be submitted to the Registrar’s office no later than March 1, 2019.

If you have questions about whether you are on track to graduate, contact your academic advisor directly.

Step 2: RSVP to Attend the Ceremony

Invitations to participate in the graduation ceremony are sent to students via their CUNY SPS email address between March 1-13, 2019. In order to attend the ceremony, students must follow the RSVP instructions included in the emailed invitation.