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If you did not file by the deadline you will not be able to participate in the ceremony. Additionally, your name will not appear in the Spring Commencement program.

Due to very limited space, December graduates cannot attend Spring Commencement. Only under certain compelling situations, and with permission from the registrar, can you attend the Spring graduation

Yes, you must have a cap and gown to participate. Caps and gowns will be available for purchase via the Barnes and Noble Bookstore starting Monday, April 1, 2019. You must make your purchase prior to May 13, 2019 (the last day of finals). If you are unable to make it into the bookstore, please call them. Make sure to try on your cap and gown after purchasing to make sure it fits and all the parts are included (robe, hood, cap, tassel).

Due to the size of the graduating class, no extra tickets will be available for the Spring 2019 commencement. Exceptions will not be made.

Please send an email to commencement@farmingdale.edu including your name, and the full name of your guests. Have your guests arrive when the doors open for the graduation ceremony. To insure enough seating, the area for special needs is limited to the specific individual needing special seating. The individual does not need to sit alone. One other, not needing special seating, may sit with that individual.

Yes, 5:00pm arrival time for graduates is mandatory and that is where we will be making sure you have your card filled out correctly so that your name is called and you are recognized. Additionally, instructions will be given in terms of how to line up, march, and be recognized on the platform by the President of the College.

Your picture will not be taken at the ceremony. Professional portraits by appointment will be available at the following times: April 23, 2019 in Roosevelt Hall from 9am-5pm and during the Senior Graduate Fair (April 24-25, 2019; times vary by appointment). Schedule your Senior Portrait appointment through Island Photo.

Spring Commencement usually lasts about two hours (subject to change), depending upon the number of students who attend. Every student is recognized.

In case of inclement weather, ponchos will be distributed. No umbrellas will be allowed. If there is some unforeseen emergency, please visit the College website home page for emergency information. 

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