Family and Guests

Welcome Family and Friends!

Thank you for your interest in attending the upcoming Commencement Exercises. 

Thank you for your interest in attending the upcoming Queens Graduate Level Commencement Exercises.  

Don't Forget...

  • Download (PDF) the 2019 Queens Graduate Level Commencement Exercises Student Information Book. 
  • Check www.stjohns.edu for the latest updates
  • Check www.weather.com for the latest forecast
  • Check your local news for road closings/delays
  • Be sure to arrive to your seats at least one hour prior to the start of the ceremony
  • Make arrangements with your graduate to identify a meeting location immediately following the ceremony
  • Seating is on a first-come, first serve basis in the Arena.  
  • Click here for a list of items that are NOT allowed at the ceremony

    Guests with Special Needs

    • Due to limited space, we are only able to offer seating to the person with special needs and one companion.
    • For assistance, you are asked to enter through Gate 4 on Union Turnpike.  Please see a Public Safety Officer for assistance.
    • Sign language interpreters will be present for the duration of the ceremonies. If you require these services, please have the graduating student inform their dean's office.

    Thank you for your interest in attending the upcoming Queens Undergraduate Level Commencement Exercises.  

    Don't Forget...

    • Download (PDF) the 2019 Queens Undergraduate Commencement Exercises Student Information Book. 
    • Bring your Commencement tickets with you
    • Check www.stjohns.edu for the latest updates
    • Check www.weather.com for the latest forecast
    • Check your local news for road closings/delays
    • Arrive to your seats at least one hour before the procession starts and no later than 8:45 a.m.
    • Make arrangements with your graduate to identify a meeting location immediately following the ceremony. 

    Clothing and Other Items

    • Light colors are best as it may be hot and sunny on the Great Lawn
    • Rain jacket 
    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses and hats
    • Camera
    • Sunscreen
    • Click here for a list of items that are NOT allowed at the ceremony

    First Aid

    • There will be emergency medical personnel on site near St. Thomas More Church.
    • If you need immediate assistance, please find a Public Safety Officer or a University Host in a red St. John's shirt.

    Restroom Locations

    • Restroom Trailers on the Great Lawn
    • Marillac Hall, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Floors
    • St. Albert Hall, 1st Floor
    • St. John Hall, 2nd Floor for Women and 3rd Floor for Men
    • St. Thomas More Church ~ only for special needs guests

    Guests with Special Needs

    • Due to the large number of guests in attendance, we are only able to offer seating to the person with special needs and one companion.
    • Reserved parking will be located near St. Thomas More Church, and you are asked to enter through Gate 1 on Utopia Parkway. The seating section for guests with special needs is located at the front of the lawn on the left side, facing the stage. Please see a Public Safety Officer or a University Host in a red St. John's shirt for assistance.
    • Sign language interpreters will be present for the duration of the ceremony. If you require these services, please have the graduating student inform their dean's office.
    • Handicap accessible restrooms are located in St. Thomas More Church.

    Simulcast Location

    • Please ask any Public Safety Officer or University Host in a red St. John's shirt to direct you to the simulcast location.
    • Seating in the simulcast location is limited and requires a ticket to enter.  Please plan accordingly.

    Bookstore

    • The bookstore will be open on May 19, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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

    Don't Forget...

    • The Staten Island Commencement ceremony will take place in Carnesecca Arena on the Queens campus
    • Download (PDF) the 2019 Staten Island Commencement Exercises Student Information Book.  
    • Check www.stjohns.edu for the latest updates
    • Check www.weather.com for the latest forecast
    • Check your local news for road closings and delays
    • Be sure to arrive to your seats by 8:45 a.m. or at least one hour prior to the start of the ceremony
    • Make arrangements with your graduate to identify a meeting location immediately following the ceremony
    • Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis in the Arena. 
    • Click here for a list of items that are NOT allowed at the ceremony.

    Guests with Special Needs     

    • Due to limited space, we are only able to offer seating to the person with special needs and one companion.
    • For assistance, you are asked to enter through Gate 4 on Union Turnpike.  Please see a Public Safety Officer for assistance.
    • Sign language interpreters will be present for the duration of the ceremony.  If you require these services, please have the graduating sutdent inform their dean's office.

    Rome Campus

    The Rome campus is located at:
    Via Marcantonio Colonna, 21A
    00192 Rome

    Web Viewing

    The Commencement Exercises will be streamed live at www.stjohns.edu for those who are unable to attend in person.