Faculty

You are an integral part of the St. John's experience for our graduates, and we invite you to participate in this year's Commencement Exercises. Faculty members are asked to wear academic attire and march in the faculty procession during the ceremonies. 

Registration is required. Please contact the Office of University Events at 718-990-6365 by Wednesday, May 15 to register for the Commencement Exercises.

If you are an employee who is graduating, and will process as a graduating student at Commencement, please register via UIS from Monday, March 4 - Monday, April 29.

Rented Attire

Faculty are asked to register and to wear academic attire to the Commencement Exercises. Please follow the process below.

To Register 

  • Please contact the Office of University Events at 718-990-6365 by Wednesday, May 15th to complete your registration to participate at the Commencement Exercises.

Academic Attire

  • If you own academic attire, please register for Commencement and bring your attire to the corresponding line-up area on the day of the Commencement Exercises. 
  • If you need to rent academic attire, you must first register for Commencement.  You will then be directed to go to the Academic Attire Distribution location to pick up your gown and cap from open stock and a St. John's academic hood.

Pick Up and Drop Off Schedule

If you ordered attire prior to Friday, April 5th, academic attire must be picked up based on the campus location you select when placing the order on the Herff Jones website.

For attire, filled by open stock, you may go to any of the distribution locations listed below.

Academic attire can only be returned to Marillac Terrace on the Queens Campus, at the times listed below.

Staten Island Commencement Exercises

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Pick-up: 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Campus Center, Lower Level

Saturday, May 18, 2019
Pick-up: 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Drop-off: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Marillac Terrace

Queens Commencement Exercises

Monday, May 6 - Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Pick-up: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Marillac Terrace

Friday, May 17, 2019
Pick-up: 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Drop-off: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Marillac Terrace

Sunday May 19, 2019
Pick-up: 7 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Drop-off: 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Marillac Terrace

Monday, May 20, 2019
Pick-up: 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Drop-off: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Marillac Terrace

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Pick-up: 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Drop-off: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Marillac Terrace

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Pick-up: 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Drop-off: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Marillac Terrace

Thursday, May 23, 2019
Pick-up: 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Drop-off: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Marillac Terrace

Queens Commencements

    Sunday, May 19, 2019

    Rented Academic Attire Pick-up and Drop-off Information:
    Location: Marillac Terrace
    Pick-up Time: 7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
    Drop Off Time: 12:30 - 2 p.m.

    If faculty did not pick-up their rented academic attire during Academic Attire Distribution, distribution will be available on Sunday, May 19.  Please note that if you did not order your attire by Thursday, April 4, you will receive a St. John's academic hood. All rented academic attire must be returned to Marillac Terrace on Sunday, May 19 before 2 p.m. unless you are attending one of the Graduate Level Commencement Exercises.

    Assembly Information:
    Location: Welcome Center
    Arrival Time: 8:30 a.m.

    Commencement Exercises:
    Location: Great Lawn
    Time: 10 a.m.

    Reception:
    Location: D'Angelo Center, Fourth Floor, Multipurpose Room
    Time: Immediately following Commencement Exercises

    FAQs regarding Commencement for Undergraduate Level

    Is there a charge for the rental of Academic Attire?

    • Rental attire is free of charge for our faculty participating in the Commencement Exercises. 

    Will graduate names be called?

    • As an institution we understand the importance of calling the names of each of our graduates, and inviting each of the graduates to greet their dean on stage so that the dean may offer congratulations on behalf of the University.  The names of our graduates will be read and graduates will be invited to greet their dean on stage unless severe weather necessitates that we amend the ceremony.

    What happens in the event of inclement weather?

    • Please click here for full details.

    Will parking be available?

    • On the day of Commencement, faculty will be permitted to park on campus. Please allow yourself ample time to find parking and walk to the assembly area as guests will also be parking on campus and there may be a shortage of parking spots.
    • Faculty and guests can also park on our neighborhood streets.  Please be sure to follow all NYC parking regulations where applicable.
    • Download the campus map (PDF).

    College of Professional Studies Queens Graduate Level Commencement Exercises

    Friday, May 17, 2019

    Rented Academic Attire Pick-up and Drop-off Information:
    Location: Marillac Terrace
    Pick-up Time: 2:30 - 4 p.m.
    Drop Off Time: 4 - 8 p.m.

    If faculty did not pick-up their rented academic attire during Academic Attire Distribution, distribution will be available on Friday, May 17.  Please note that if you did not order your attire by Thursday, April 4, you will receive a St. John's academic hood. All rented academic attire must be returned to Marillac Terrace, unless you are attending the Staten Island or Queens Undergraduate Commencement Exercises.

    Assembly Information:
    Location: Carnesecca Arena, President's Room
    Arrival Time: 4 p.m.

    Commencement Exercises:
    Location: Carnesecca Arena, Main Arena
    Time: 5 p.m.

    College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Queens Graduate Level Commencement Exercises

    Monday, May 20, 2019

    Rented Academic Attire Pick-up and Drop-off Information:
    Location: Marillac Terrace
    Pick-up Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    Drop Off Time: 4:30 - 9 p.m.

    If faculty did not pick-up their rented academic attire during Academic Attire Distribution, distribution will be available on Monday, May 20.  Please note that if you did not order your attire by Thursday, April 4, you will receive a St. John's academic hood. All rented academic attire must be returned to Marillac Terrace. 

    Assembly Information:
    Location: Carnesecca Arena, Auxiliary Gym
    Arrival Time: 5 p.m.

    Commencement Exercises:
    Location: Carnesecca Arena, Main Arena
    Time: 6 p.m.

    The Peter J. Tobin College of Business Queens Graduate Level Commencement Exercises

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019

    Rented Academic Attire Pick-up and Drop-off Information:
    Location: Marillac Terrace
    Pick-up Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    Drop Off Time: 4:30 - 9 p.m.

    If faculty did not pick-up their rented academic attire during Academic Attire Distribution, distribution will be available on Tuesday, May 21.  Please note that if you did not order your attire by Thursday, April 4, you will receive a St. John's academic hood. All rented academic attire must be returned to Marillac Terrace. 

    Assembly Information:
    Location: Carnesecca Arena, President's Room
    Arrival Time: 5 p.m.

    Commencement Exercises:
    Location: Carnesecca Arena, Main Arena
    Time: 6 p.m.

    The School of Education Queens Graduate Level Commencement Exercises

    Wednesday, May 22, 2019

    Rented Academic Attire Pick-up and Drop-off Information:
    Location: Marillac Terrace
    Pick-up Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    Drop Off Time: 4:30 - 9 p.m.

    If faculty did not pick-up their rented academic attire during Academic Attire Distribution, distribution will be available on Wednesday, May 22.  Please note that if you did not order your attire by Thursday, April 4, you will receive a St. John's academic hood. All rented academic attire must be returned to Marillac Terrace. 

    Assembly Information:
    Location: Carnesecca Arena, Auxiliary Gym
    Arrival Time: 5 p.m.

    Commencement Exercises:
    Location: Carnesecca Arena, Main Arena
    Time: 6 p.m.

    St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Queens Graduate Level Commencement Exercises

    Thursday, May 23, 2019

    Rented Academic Attire Pick-up and Drop-off Information:
    Location: Marillac Terrace
    Pick-up Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    Drop Off Time: 4:30 - 9 p.m.

    If faculty did not pick-up their rented academic attire during Academic Attire Distribution, distribution will be available on Thursday, May 23.  Please note that if you did not order your attire by Thursday, April 4, you will receive a St. John's academic hood. All rented academic attire must be returned to Marillac Terrace. 

    Assembly Information:
    Location: Carnesecca Arena, Auxiliary Gym
    Arrival Time: 5 p.m.

    Commencement Exercises:
    Location: Carnesecca Arena, Main Arena
    Time: 6 p.m.

    Staten Island Commencement

    Saturday, May 18, 2019

    Rented Academic Attire Pick-up and Drop-off Information:
    Location: Marillac Terrace
    Pick-up Time: 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.
    Drop Off Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

    If faculty did not pick-up their rented academic attire during Academic Attire Distribution, distribution will be available on Saturday, May 18, on the Queens Campus.  Please note that if you did not order your attire by Thursday, April 4, you will receive a St. John's academic hood. All rented academic attire must be returned to Marillac Terrace.

    Assembly Information:
    Location: Carnesecca Arena, President's Room
    Arrival Time: 9 a.m.

    Commencement Exercises:
    Location: Carnesecca Arena, Main Arena
    Time: 10 a.m.

    Reception:
    Location: The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, Room 201 and 202
    Time: Immediately following Commencement Exercises

    FAQ's

    FAQs regarding Staten Island Commencement for Graduate and Undergraduate Programs

    Is there a charge for the rental of Academic Attire?

    • Rental attire is free of charge for our faculty participating in the Commencement Exercises.

    Will the graduate names be called?

    • As an institution we understand the importance of calling the names of each of our graduates, and inviting each of the graduates to greet their dean on stage so that the dean may offer congratulations on behalf of the University.  The names of our graduates will be read and graduates will be invited to greet his or her dean on stage.

    Will transportation be provided to and from the Queens and Staten Island Campuses?

    • Yes, buses will leave the Staten Island Campus on Saturday, May 18 at approximately 6:30 a.m. for the Commencement Exercises on the Queens Campus, and return immediately following the reception, being held in The Peter J. Tobin College of Business. To secure a seat on the bus, please be sure to complete the online registration form by Thursday, April 4 and you will be contacted with further details.

    Will parking be available?

    • On the day of Commencement, faculty will be permitted to park on campus. Please allow yourself ample time to find parking and walk to the assembly area as guests will also be parking on campus.
    • Faculty and guests can also park on our neighborhood streets. Please be sure to follow all NYC parking regulations where applicable.
    • Download the campus map (PDF).