Commencement 2016

Commencement 2016 will take place on:
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
4:00 PM
David Geffen Hall
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
10 Lincoln Center Plaza

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Marion Nestle

Register by May 9, 2016

Registration is now closed. If you've missed this deadline please contact Georgia Southern-Penn at


2:30 pm – Arrive at Macaulay Honors College, 35 West 67th Street
3:30 pm – Gather for procession
3:45 pm – Process from Macaulay to David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, led by Alumni from the Classes of 2006 and 2011.
4:00 pm – Commencement

Academic Regalia - Order by May 15, 2016

Students will be wearing black academic regalia provided by Oak Hall.

To order your cap and gown, go to Oak Hall website here

Macaulay will provide your honors stole.

If you will be wearing black academic regalia for your home campus, department, or other ceremony, you may also wear it at Macaulay's commencement. Students are not permitted to wear any other color during Macaulay's ceremony. Macaulay will provide a 2016 gold tassel for students who do not have one.

If you require financial assistance in purchasing your cap and gown, please contact Georgia Southern-Penn at


Tickets will be available for pickup at your campus Macaulay office the week of May 16. You must register at the RSVP link listed above. All students will receive 5 tickets.

Students may request extra tickets. Extra tickets are not guaranteed. You will be contacted after May 9th if we are able to provide you with additional tickets.

Guests cannot attend commencement without a ticket (including children).

Student Checklist

  • Day before ceremony (Tuesday, June 7):
  • Day of ceremony (Wednesday, June 8):
    • Arrive at Macaulay Honors College at 2:30pm
    • Pick up your honors stole and Class of 2016 tassel
    • Gather for procession at 3:30pm

    Things to Know

    There will not be a place to store your belongings during the ceremony. Do not bring more than you can carry in your pocket or small handbag carried under your robe. Give any belongings you cannot carry to your family and friends beforehand.

    Food and beverages are not allowed in the auditorium.

    When choosing your shoes, keep in mind that you will be walking five blocks during the procession.

    Balloons and video cameras are not permitted inside David Geffen Hall.

    Donate Your Commencement Robe

    Macaulay Honors College will donate unwanted gowns to an underserved high school in the New York City area. Our goal is to collect at least 100 gowns to outfit a graduating class. At the conclusion of commencement you can drop off your gown in the lobby of David Geffen Hall.

    Alumni Community

    Macaulay alumni are very excited to welcome you into your new community – look out for details to your first reunion that will take place in Fall 2016.

    Alma Mater

    Local Neighborhood Restaurants

    The Smith
    1900 Broadway at the corner of 63rd Street
    Phone: 212-496-5700

    Cafe Ronda
    Spanish, Tapas
    249 Columbus Avenue Btwn 71st & 72nd Street
    Phone: 212-579-9929

    Atlantic Grill
    49 West 64th Street at Broadway
    Phone: 212-787-4663

    Telepan Restaurant
    American (New)
    72 W 69th Street
    Phone: 212-580-4300

    Pomodoro Rosso
    229 Columbus Avenue at 71st Street
    Phone: 212-721-3009

    Epices du Traiteur
    Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Moroccan
    103 W 70th Street
    Phone: 212-579-5904

    Bar Boulud
    1900 Broadway at 64th Street
    Phone: 212-595-0303

    Nick & Toni's Café
    Mediterranean, Italian, American (New)
    100 W 67th Street & Columbus Avenue
    Phone: 212-496-4000  

    Rosa Mexicano
    61 Columbus Avenue at 62nd Street
    Phone: 212-977-7700

    The Leopard at Des Artistes
    1 W 67th Street
    Phone: 212-787-8767

    Bistro Cassis
    French, Bistro
    225 Columbus Avenue
    Btwn 70th & 71st Street
    Phone: 212-579-3966

    Ed's Chowder House
    Offering special menus to all graduates and their families for lunch and dinner.
    44 West 63rd Street
    Phone: 212-265-7400

    P.J. Clarke's at Lincoln Square
    American (Traditional)
    44 W 63rd Street
    Phone: 212-957-9700

    1845 Broadway at 60th Street
    Phone: 212-245-4444


    Senior Class Gift

    Suggested Donation of $20.16 to celebrate your graduation from Macaulay Honors College.



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    How do I get to Macaulay Honors College?

    Macaulay Honors College is located at 35 West 67th Street between Columbus Ave and Central Park West. Click here to see a map and public transit options.

    General Questions?

    Contact Georgia.Southern-Penn at
    Phone (212) 729-2927