Registration to attend the in-person ceremony is now closed.
The assigned ceremony day and time has been communicated to registered graduates. Graduates can claim their GradPass, two (2) guest tickets and complete the contact tracing form on the MarchingOrder site.
If a graduate did not RSVP and wants to participate in the in-person ceremony, they should contact the Office of University Events at 718.990.6365 or via e-mail at [email protected] no later than Monday, June 21, 2021.
Graduates must be registered to attend the ceremony in order to receive their personalized GradPass. Registered graduates have received an e-mail with information on how to claim their GradPass via the MarchingOrder site. Graduates need to claim and print their GradPass by no later than Friday, July 16, 2021.
The GradPass will be scanned prior to the graduate crossing the stage platform for the reading of their name and for the display on screen.
Graduates should print a copy of their GradPass PRIOR to the ceremony and bring it with them on the day of the ceremony. The GradPass will be checked as graduates arrive to the in-person ceremony. It is customized for each graduate and cannot be shared amongst graduates.
Each graduate will need to claim their two (2) guest tickets and complete the contact tracing form via MarchingOrder BEFORE the start of the in-person ceremony. Once the graduate completes the contact tracing information, the graduate will be able to either print or forward the tickets to their guests.
Guests should print a copy of their ticket PRIOR to the ceremony and bring it with them on the day of the ceremony. Guests are asked to arrive with the graduate on the ceremony day. All tickets will be scanned during check-in.
The Class of 2020 in-person ceremony will be held outdoors, on the Great Lawn, rain or shine, at the Queens campus of St. John's University.
Calling of Names:
Rain, Severe, and Extreme Weather:
To be granted entrance to the in-person ceremony, all graduates, guests, faculty, staff, and vendors must understand and comply with requirements in accordance with the New York state's existing health guidance for large outdoor events.
Check-In Process: Upon arrival, graduates, as well as their two (2) guests, should go directly to the check-in table and present the following items:
No exceptions can be made for those unable to provide proper documentation.
Note: If any attendee or household member of an attendee is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, no member of the party will be allowed entrance to the in-person ceremony. Everyone is strongly encouraged to monitor their own health in the weeks leading to the ceremony.
Please enter through Gate 1, located on Utopia Parkway, as you will be directed by Public to the appropriate parking lot and the ceremony check-in area. Please review the campus map for the gate location and the directions to the Queens campus.
The Dean of Student Affairs advises graduates that the University will not hesitate to take disciplinary actions against student for alcohol abuse and destruction of property or other violations of University policy during the ceremonies.