Crowd of graduating students alongside families and friends

2023 Commencement

CUNY SPS Commencement Site

Congratulations to the Class of 2023! 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 CUNY School of Professional Studies 2023 Commencement Ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 25, at 11:00 am, in Queens, New York. The specific venue will be announced in the coming weeks. The ceremony will honor graduates from the School's graduate, undergraduate, advanced certificate, and certificate programs.

Students who hope to be part of the Class of 2023 must first submit the Application to Graduate form to the Registrar's office no later than March 1, 2023. 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 March 10. RSVPs will be accepted only through the response process outlined in the email invitation; the deadline to RSVP is April 17.

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