Crowd of graduating students alongside families and friends

2024 Commencement

CUNY SPS Commencement Site

Congratulations to the Class of 2024! Commencement is a milestone moment; a time to commemorate your accomplishments and celebrate your future. The CUNY School of Professional Studies is delighted to celebrate this momentous occasion with you!

The 2024 Commencement ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 23, at 11:00am in Queens, NY. Details on the ceremony venue will be announced in the coming weeks.

Students who hope to be part of the Class of 2024 must first submit the Application to Graduate form to the Registrar's office no later than March 1, 2024. This step begins the audit process that must be completed before your degree can be issued. If you have questions about your application, please contact the Office of Registrar.

Per School policy, students who have no more than two remaining courses to complete their degree requirements at the end of the Spring semester are permitted to participate in Commencement. To do so, the student must be registered for the final course(s) in the summer term.

Invitations will be sent to students' CUNY SPS email accounts, as well as the alternate email accounts that students provide on their application to graduate, no later than the second week in March. RSVPs will be accepted only through the response process outlined in the email invitation; the deadline to RSVP is in mid-April.

Information about becoming student speaker, applying to perform the national anthem, taking senior portraits, ordering regalia, and more can be found on the Commencement site.

Questions about commencement can be directed to