Registration to attend the in-person ceremony is now closed.
Assigned ceremony days and times have been communicated to registered graduates.
Registered graduates can claim and print their GradPass, two (2) guest tickets and complete the contact form through MarchingOrder.
If you have questions, please contact the Office of University Events at 718.990.6365 or via e-mail at [email protected]
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.
It is important for graduates to claim and print their GradPass (from the MarchingOrder site) by no later than the start of their assigned ceremony day and time. Graduates need to bring a copy of their GradPass with them on the day of the ceremony. The GradPass will be checked as graduates arrive to the ceremony. It is customized for each graduate and cannot be shared amongst graduates.
Graduates must be registered to attend the ceremony in order to claim their personalized GradPass.
Each graduate will need to claim their two (2) guest tickets and complete the contact form via MarchingOrder BEFORE the start of their assigned in-person ceremony. Once the graduate completes the contact 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 2021 in-person ceremonies 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 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 Safety 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 students for alcohol abuse and destruction of property or other violations of University policy during the ceremonies.