Family and Guests

Welcome Family and Friends!

Thank you for your interest in attending in the upcoming Staten Island Commencement Ceremony.

Don't Forget...

  • Read the 2015 Student Commencement Information Book
  • Bring your Commencement tickets on Saturday
  • Look at the campus map
  • Check the Web site for the latest updates
  • Check for the latest forecast
  • Check your local news for road closings and delays
  • Arrive to your seats by 8:45 a.m.
  • Make arrangements with your graduate for a meeting location immediately following the ceremony in case the ceremony is abbreviated due to severe weather.

Clothing and Other Items

  • Light colors are best as May can be hot and sunny
  • Rain jacket 
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses and hats 
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Click here for a list of items that are NOT allowed at the ceremony.

First Aid       

  • There will be an ambulance alongside the Kelleher Center.
  • If you need immediate assistance, please find a Public Safety Officer or a University Host in a red St. John's shirt.

Restroom Locations

  • Mahoney Hall
  • Lavelle Hall
  • Loretto Memorial Library
  • DaSilva Academic Center ~ for disabled guests only

Simulcast Location

  • Guests will be able to view the Commencement Ceremony in the DaSilva Academic Center.
  • Seating in the simulcast area is limited and requires a ticket to enter.  Please plan accordingly.
  • Please ask any Public Safety Officer or University Host in red St. John's shirts for assistance. 

Web Viewing


  • The bookstore will be open on May 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.