As an integral part of our student's St. John's experience, faculty will welcome and cheer on our graduates at the July ceremonies.
Online registration has closed; however, if you are interested in participating, please contact the Office of University Events at 718.990.6365.
(Please note that the academic attire rental site has closed.)
If you rented academic attire from Herff Jones, please see the below.
Queens Attire Pick-Up and Drop-Off
If renting academic attire, academic attire must be picked up from the Office of University Events, which is located on the garden level of the University Center on the Queens campus, on Wednesday, July 7 (between 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.); Thursday, July 8 (between 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.); or Friday, July 9 (between 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.). Rental attire can be returned to the Office of University Events on Monday, July 19 (between 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.).
Staten Island Attire Pick-Up and Drop-Off
If renting academic attire, academic attire must be picked up from the Office of the Vice Provost in room 204 of Flynn Hall on the Staten Island campus on Wednesday, July 7 (between 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.) or Thursday, July 8 (between 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.). Rental attire can be returned to the Office of the Vice Provost on Monday, July 19 (between 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.).
In accordance with New York state Department of Health (DOH) guidelines for large scale outdoor events, each ceremony will have limited student and guest capacity; graduates are able to bring two (2) guests. There will be no procession and recession of graduates, faculty, and stage, no exchanging of items, no hooding, and no handshaking.
Per New York state's existing health guidance for large scale outdoor events, all graduates and/or guests, will be required to:
Following the NY state guidelines, social distancing will be observed and face coverings and masks must be worn when arriving on campus until check-in.
Check-In: Upon arrival to campus, faculty should go directly to the Celtic Cross to check-in with the captain.
No exceptions can be made for those unable to provide proper documentation.
There can be no exceptions to the deadlines, vaccination requirements, or other protocols shared above.
Adhering to the regulations above will ensure a smooth check-in and celebration for all attendees.
Please note that our in-person ceremony plans continue to be subject to New York City and New York State Department of Health regulations and approval.