Commencement 2016 will take place on:
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
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 Georgia.Southern-Penn@mhc.cuny.edu
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 Georgia.Southern-Penn@mhc.cuny.edu
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).
- Submit your online RSVP form by Monday, May 9, 2016.
- Complete the Macaulay Honors College Senior Survey 2016.
- Starting May 16th: Pick up your commencement tickets from your campus Macaulay office.
- Have your attire ready
- Know where/when you are meeting: 2:30pm – Arrive at Macaulay Honors College, 35 West 67th Street
- Let your family and guests know that doors open at David Geffen Hall at 3:30pm
- 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.
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.
Local Neighborhood Restaurants
Epices du Traiteur
Nick & Toni's Café
The Leopard at Des Artistes
Ed's Chowder House
P.J. Clarke's at Lincoln Square
Senior Class Gift
Suggested Donation of $20.16 to celebrate your graduation from Macaulay Honors College.
Sign up to Volunteer for Commencement 2016
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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.
Contact Georgia.Southern-Penn at Georgia.Southern-Penn@mhc.cuny.edu
Phone (212) 729-2927