T H E  C O L L E G E  O F  N E W  R O C H E L L E
98th Commencement Exercises
F R E Q U E N T L Y  A S K E D  Q U E S T I O N S



As Commencement 2005 approaches, graduating students
in all four Schools have posed questions regarding the ceremony.  Following are the questions most often asked and answers from
the Office of Academic Affairs:

Can I participate in commencement if I have not applied for graduation?

No.  Call your Dean’s office for further instructions. 

How many people may I invite?

You will receive three invitations and three announcements. Each student may receive up to three seating tickets.

Can a member of my family get into Radio City without a seating ticket?

No.  There are no exceptions. 

Where do I pick up invitations, announcements and seating tickets?

SAS and SN:  Student Services office
GS:     Dean’s office
SNR:  Campus Director’s office

Are there facilities for the disabled?

Yes.  Go to www.radiocity.com for more information.

How do I get to Radio City?

Best way:  public transportation. Go to www.radiocity.com

If you must drive, directions and parking facilities are also available at www.radiocity.com

What must I bring?  

A picture I.D., Radio City Pass, and academic regalia (robe, hood and cap).

When must I get there?

Graduates must arrive by 9:30 a.m.

Where do I go once I get to Radio City?  

Graduates will enter through the 50th street or the 51st street entrances, just east of 6th Avenue (Avenue of the Americas), depending on the line-up location of your school or campus.  (This entrance will be indicated on your Radio City Pass.)  You will line up in the Grand Lounge, located downstairs from the Lobby.

 Where do I pick up my Radio City Pass?

SAS and SN:  Student Services office
GS:  Dean’s office
SNR:  Campus Director’s office

Where do I get my academic regalia?

At the College Store in the Student Campus Center, Main Campus.

What must I leave at home (or with my family)?

Leave all personal effects that you cannot reasonably carry under your robe.  There is no coat or baggage check, nor is there a secure place to leave your belongings during the ceremony. 

Where does my family go?

They may line up as early as they wish outside of the main entrance of Radio City Music Hall, 6th Avenue (Avenue of the Americas) between 50th and 51st streets. 

When can my family enter Radio City?

Doors open at 10 a.m.  No one will gain access to the building unless he or she has a seating ticket. 

What restrictions are in effect for my family members?

No balloons, food, or beverages (except water) are allowed.  No one will be allowed to stand in the aisles to take photos.  Please advise your family that security at Radio City is strict.  Bags may be inspected and metal detector wands may be used upon entry. 

How long will the commencement exercises take?

About two hours.

How do I get my diploma?

If you have no outstanding financial obligations, you may obtain your diploma any time after the Commencement exercises at the Office of the Registrar, Administration Center, ground floor, on the Main Campus in New Rochelle.  If you prefer, you may have the diploma mailed to you at a cost of $5 postage or, if you are a School of New Resources graduate, you may have your diploma sent to your campus at no charge.  Simply contact the Registrar’s office at (914) 654-5213.

The Registrar’s Office is open daily from 9am-6pm from Monday-Thursday, and 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Friday.  The exceptions are Friday, May 27 (day after Commencement), Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day), and Monday, July 4 (Independence Day), when the office will be closed. 

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