Congratulations to the Lehman Class of 2024!

We’re pleased to announce that Lehman College’s 56th Commencement ceremony will be held in person on campus on Thursday, May 30th, at 10:00 A.M. EST

We look forward to celebrating the hard work of the Class of ’24 this spring! If your Degree was awarded in Fall '23, Winter '24, Spring '24 or Summer '24, you are eligible to participate on the May 30th, 2024 ceremony. 

Please continue to visit this site, as more information will be announced in the weeks ahead.

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These meetings will be an overview of commencement day logistics and guidelines to follow for Graduating Students. We will review all aspects of the event. When to arrive, how to line up, and down to the commencement program. There will also be an opportunity for everyone to ask questions and be prepared for what to expect on the event day.

Each 1 HOUR session is an excellent source of information for your family and guests! While there are two available, you only have to attend one session.

After the sessions occur, a recording will be posted for review.

Click on the links below to register for the webinars.

Prior to the Ceremony

Pick Up Your Name Card

If you have completed the MarchingOrder RSVP and name pronunciation form, you will receive a name card with a QR code on it. During the commencement ceremony, you will need to provide this card to a staff member for scanning purposes. Once the QR code is scanned, your name will be displayed on the screen as you cross the stage. Please note that it is essential to keep the card safe and not lose it.

You can collect your name card from the Shuster Helpdesk, situated on the 1st floor of Shuster Hall, opposite the Registrar's office, in room 102. The card will be available for you to pick up. To avoid any long queues, we kindly request that you follow the pick-up schedule based on the School you are graduating from. The table hours cards will be distributed from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. 

Monday, May 20th and Tuesday May 21st

School of Education

School of Natural and Social Sciences

Wednesday May 22nd, and Thursday May 23rd

School of Arts and Humanities

School of Health Sciences, Human Services, and Nursing

Friday, May 24th and Tuesday, May 28th

School of Business

School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Programs by School

“Please click on the link to view the programs categorized by schools.”

Students who are unable to pick up their cards due to being unable to travel to the campus during these days will be able to pick up their cards on the morning of commencement at the entrance of Apex.

Time and Place

All Graduates do not have to swipe, their ID”s to gain access to campus for the Graduation event. All Graduates will enter the campus through Gate 6, Science Hall Parking Lot Trailer, Goulden Avenue. As Goulden Ave will be heavily congested the morning of Commencement we ask Graduates to be dropped off at the corner of Bedford Park Blvd and then walk to the gate.

Graduating students must report for robing to the Auxiliary gym in the APEX, as early as 7:00 am but no later than 8:15 a.m. Staff members will assist you to the correct location. Do not bring coats, purses, or other personal belongings with you to the APEX. There will be no attendant present in the APEX to guard your personal property during the ceremony.

Mask up. While not required, we ask graduates to take note that they will be inside a large space with other graduates throughout the lining-up process. Take any precautions that are necessary to participate.  

The Ceremony
Instructions about the line of march will be provided to graduates when you assemble at starting at 7:00 am in the APEX. There is no pre-commencement rehearsal. 

  • Graduates will be grouped by School and then academic department and march behind their department banners. The graduates will proceed from the APEX to the South Field, led by Faculty Marshals.

Students of the following Schools will be Enter  the APEX and report to the following locations by School to line-up in preparation for the procession:

Main Gym:

School of Arts and Humanities

School of Natural and Social Sciences

School of Education

Auxiliary Gym:

School of Health Sciences, Human Services, and Nursing

School of Business


  • The Marshals will lead the lines to the South Field and down the aisles to the graduates’ sections. Marshals then will direct the graduates to their seats, row by row. Graduates will remain standing throughout the faculty processional and the national anthem, which begins the ceremony. 
  • The candidates for degrees will be presented to the president. After the president confers degrees for all candidates, you should change your tassel from the right to the left side of your mortarboard (cap).
  • When the ceremony ends, the Grand Marshal will lead the honored guests and faculty members from the stage and down the aisles to exit. Graduates must remain seated until the platform party and faculty leave the field. 
  • Since the campus is large and many people will be on the grounds, graduates should decide in advance where they will meet their guests after the ceremony.
  • After the Ceremony, there will be an After Commencement Celebration in the Quad. Please use this space to gather with your family and friends after the event.


Commencement Ceremony Conduct

CUNY Lehman College commencement ceremonies are formal and dignified events. Maintaining decorum and respecting the customs enhance the experience for graduates and their guests. Those who choose to participate must respect the rights of others, including Lehman staff, fellow participants, and invited guests. Students should respect their peers, faculty members, administrators, and guests who have come to witness and participate in the conferring of degrees. 

 Violations of commencement conduct guidelines may result in a disciplinary referral to the Office of the Dean of Students, potentially delaying the posting of the degree until the matter is satisfactorily resolved. You continue to be a CUNY Lehman College student until your degree is conferred. For more information concerning the student code of conduct, please visit the following Site:  We kindly remind our students to give special attention to the rules and regulations for maintaining public order during the commencement ceremony. These rules are stated in article 129-a, also known as the Henderson rules, and are essential to ensure that everyone enjoys the event. The two Code of Conduct rules related to the Henderson rules are listed below for your reference. 

  1. A member of the academic community shall not intentionally obstruct and/or forcibly prevent others from the exercise of their rights. Nor shall he interfere with the institution’s educational processes or facilities, or the rights of those who wish to avail themselves of any of the institution’s instructional, personal, administrative, recreational, and community services.
  2. Disorderly or indecent conduct on University/college-owned or controlled property is prohibited.

 Please note that we request all students to follow certain ceremony etiquette guidelines.

  • Decorations are prohibited on the academic gown and hood. Decorations should not interfere with attaching the tassel to the cap. Only the flat top of the black cap may be decorated. 
  • Words or items diminishing or slandering toward any group, individual or institution, the University, any faculty or staff member, and/or any student are prohibited on graduation caps. 
  • Graduates are expected to return to their seats after crossing the stage and remain seated until all students have crossed the stage and the stage party has exited.
  • Graduates who display signs of being under the influence of controlled substances or alcohol will be removed from the processional and will not participate in the ceremony.
  • When it is time for graduates to cross the stage, a staff marshal will signal each row to stand and come forward. Graduates will stand for approximately 15 minutes prior to walking across the stage and returning to their chair.
  • After crossing the stage, graduates must return to their chair and remain seated throughout the ceremony. Circumstances permitting, the platform party, faculty, and graduates will participate in a recessional.
  • Silly string, beach balls, air horns, and other related items distract from the dignity of the ceremony and are not permitted at the ceremony.

Class of 2024 College Yearbook!

Send us your portrait picture to be featured in the next Lehman College Yearbook! You will also get the chance to thank those who helped you along the way. 

 Photo submission requirements:

  1. Must have a light background (and no other people or objects in the photo).
  2. Must be in color (black and white photos will not be accepted).
  3. Sufficient lighting with no shadows in the picture.
  4. Must be a full-front view of your head and shoulders only, with your face filling at least 80% of the frame. No side profiles. Look straight into the camera.
  5. No filters. Do not retouch or otherwise enhance or soften photo.
  6. No hats or sunglasses.
  7. Professional/Neat Attire.

Inappropriate images will be returned for a resubmit. Please refer to the sample image below as a visual guide regarding what your photo submission should look like.

Fill out the form below by Thursday, May 30, 2024, to be included in this publication.

For more information, contact the Office of Campus Life at

Filing for Graduation

Eligible students will be sent an email invitation via their LC.CUNY.EDU email with instructions on How to Apply and How to View Application Status.

A student who expects to graduate at the end of a semester must file an application for graduation by the deadline which is posted on the corresponding Academic Calendar. Prior to applying for graduation, kindly visit an Academic and Department Advisor to ensure all requirements have been met. Any student who does not meet the requirements to graduate must cancel their graduation. Students may re-file in any subsequent semester in which graduation is anticipated.

More detailed information concerning graduation application is available on the following site, depending on your student status. 

Undergraduate Students

Graduate Students

Confirm, Claim, Pronounce

Before the Commencement event, students will have to confirm their attendance and complete several steps in preparation for the big day. During this session, we will walk through all the steps to ensure you will be all set to take the stage. We invite our Graduates to attend a zoom event overview meeting taking place on the following days. You can register for the meetings below. A meeting recording will be posted on the commencement website shortly afterward. You only have to attend one. 


At this time, the invite to confirm your attendance for the Commencement event has been provided to our Fall '23,  Winter '24, Spring '24 and Summer '24 Eligible Graduates. The dates when these messages have been provided is dependent on when the student has filed for Graduation. 

Fall '23, and Winter '24 filers, invite email will be provided during the Week of March 4th

Spring '24 filers, invite email will be provided during the Week of April 1st

Summer '24 filers, invite email will be provided during the Week of April 15th

Click on the link to review all steps needed to confirm attendance and claim tickets.

Cap and Gowns

Participants in the Commencement Ceremony must wear appropriate academic attire. To preorder your cap and gown for Commencement 2024, Please go to

In the text field, search for “Lehman College.” The results will pop up as bolded black text, The site is active, and you can order caps and gowns for the 2024 ceremony. You will receive your cap and gown order mailed home.

You will need to pay for all items online directly from the Hereff Jones website, and pickup will be at the campus bookstore starting Wednesday, May 1st, 2024. Caps & Gowns will be available for purchase at the bookstore beginning April 22nd for students who missed the deadline.

Grad Fair

 To the Graduating Class of 2024 of Lehman College. 

The bookstore will be hosting the Grad Fair starting May 1st – May 3rd. Where you can purchase your cap and gown set or the items individually if you did not purchase it through Herff Jones website up till the day of Graduation. The bookstore will also be hosting Island Photography May 1st, May 2nd and May 3rd & May 6th. The bookstore will also be hosting the ring companies Bafour and Jostens during the Grad Fair on May 1st – May 3rd. The bookstore will also be having a 25% off sale on certain clothing items. 

Congratulations From the Staff at The Lehman Bookstore. 



  • All Campus guests (Non-Graduating students) DO NOT need to produce proof of COVID-19 vaccination to attend the commencement ceremony but must produce a ticket.
  • Students will be allowed to invite 5 guests only (this includes children ages 2 and under) to attend the ceremony through a ticketing process.
  • Lengthier Program: To honor each graduate properly, we will be calling the names of all graduates as they cross the stage. This means the ceremony will be longer than in previous years. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we take the time to recognize every graduate's hard work and achievement. We expect you to stay until all of the graduates' names have been called. Please prepare your guest for a longer commencement program.
  • Air-Conditioned Viewing: For the comfort of your guests, we have arranged for air-conditioned viewing areas inside campus buildings. These locations will provide a cool and comfortable environment for your guests to enjoy the ceremony.
  • Sun Protection: Also new this year, graduates will be under a tent, but guests will be seated in the open as in past years. Please ensure that your guests wear appropriate attire to protect them from the sun, including hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen. 
  • A limited amount of free parking spaces will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis in the North Reservoir Parking Lot. A list of off-campus parking garages will be sent in a commencement update email. Please consider taking public transportation to campus. 
  • Guests will be allowed to enter the campus any time after 7:30 a.m. through several campus gates.
  • Guests should be in their seats before the academic procession starts and are asked not to block the line of march or obstruct the view of other audience members.
  • At the end of the ceremony, guests should stand during the Alma Mater and Recessional and remain in place until the graduates’ line has left the South Field area.


A limited amount of parking space will be available in the North Reservoir Parking Lot.  Please consider taking public transportation to campus

Drop off spot for Taxi, Uber, Lyft service is Gate 7 in front of the APEX on 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx NY

Independent Parking Garages

The following independent parking garages are located in the area. Lehman College does not endorse, nor are we affiliated with any independent parking garage.

  • J&S Parking Lot 2801 Jerome Ave Bronx, NY 10468
  • Kingsbridge Parking 2686 Jerome Ave Bronx, NY 10468
  • Zoom Parking Corp 3130 Grand Concourse Bronx, NY 10458
  • Botanical Garden Parking Garage 401 Bedford Park Boulevard, Bronx NY 10458
  • 2 J’s Parking Lot 2776 Webster Avenue Bronx, NY 10458
  • G & R Parking Services 1 Fordham Plaza Bronx, NY 10458
  • J & A Parking 374 East 184th Street Bronx, NY 10458
  • P. Tiebout Parking 2468 Tiebout Avenue Bronx, NY 10458
  • Car Park Systems 221 E 204th St, Bronx, NY 10458
  • DR Parking 2990 Jerome Ave Bronx, NY 10467

On-campus viewing spaces

On commencement day, individuals coming to campus who would prefer to see the ceremony from an indoor location live streamed on a screen can go to:

  •  Carman Hall Room - B04
  • Carman Hall Room - B08
  • Carman Hall Room - B34
  • Carman Hall Room - B36
  • Carman Hall Room - B39

Lovinger Theatre – Music Building

The College wants to make this a memorable graduation day for you. Commencement is both a solemn and joyous occasion. We urge your cooperation in maintaining the dignity of the academic procession and the commencement ceremony. If you have any questions about the ceremony, please see Margaret Registe or Jazzy Mahone in Room 204, Shuster Hall, or call (718) 960-8242.