Faculty

As an integral part of our student's St. John's experience, we invite you to participate in the faculty greeting line to welcome and cheer on our graduates as they arrive to the July ceremonies.

If you are interested in participating, please complete the registration form sent to your St. John's email account and, if applicable, order your rental attire through Herff Jones, by no later than Tuesday, June 15, at 4:30 p.m. EST.

Once the in-person ceremony schedule has been finalized, you will receive an email with the final ceremony dates, times, and addition information.

Academic Attire Rentals - Herff Jones

If you need to rent academic attire, please follow the instructions below before June 15, 2021.

Step 1: Go to http://www.herffjones.com/faculty.
Step 2: Enter Customer Number: 31002636000
Step 3: Enter Order Number (select one):

(Please note: your campus order number is the location for your attire pick-up and drop-off.)

  • QUEENS CAMPUS ~ St. John’s Alumnus ~ 4480097
  • QUEENS CAMPUS ~ Graduate of another College or University ~ 4484688
     
  • STATEN ISLAND CAMPUS ~ St. John’s Alumnus ~ 4478749
  • STATEN ISLAND CAMPUS ~ Graduate of another College or University ~ 4483015

Step 4: Click Continue.
Step 5: Find your name in the Faculty Name drop-down box and click Continue.

  • If your information is the same, click Confirm Order. 
  • If you need to make changes to your information, click Edit. Verify all changes and check information is accurate then click Continue.
  • Be sure to enter your email address to receive an order confirmation by email.
  • If your name is not on the list, select New Faculty Member, click Continue, and fill out all of the requested information. Be sure to order the correct pieces of attire that you need.  Most faculty require the cap, gown, tassel, and hood. Confirm that the information is accurate and click Continue.
  • From the drop-down, select the state where your degree was conferred, and click Go.
  • From the drop-down, select the school from which you graduated and the full title of your degree. Click Continue. The complete degree title is required for all degrees except associates. Select a field of study and hood color from the drop-down to change what appears in the Full Title of Degree box. If you are not sure which color to select, select the highlighted click "here" link to see a list of all degree subjects by color.

Step 6: Review your order and click confirm. You will receive an order confirmation via email when the order is completed.

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 commencement ceremonies, each ceremony will have limited student and guest capacity; graduates are welcome to bring two (2) guests. In addition, there will be no procession and recession of graduates, faculty, and stage, exchanging of items, hooding, and handshaking.

Per New York State requirements all faculty, administrators, and staff participants will be required to:

  • provide proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination series at least 14 days prior to the ceremony, or a recent negative COVID-19 test - either a PCR test received within 72 hours before the ceremony time or an antigen/rapid test within 6 hours before of the ceremony time.

Following commencement guidelines, social distancing will be observed, all attendees will be temperature checked upon arrival, and facemasks must be worn at all times by everyone in attendance. Due to strict adherence to regulations, there can be no exceptions to the deadlines, testing requirements, or other protocols.

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.