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Family and Guests

Welcome Family and Friends!

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

Don't Forget...

Clothing and Other Items

  • Light colors are best as May can be hot and sunny
  • Rain jacket 
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses and hats 
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Click here for a list of items that are NOT allowed at the ceremony.

First Aid       

  • There will be an ambulance near Spellman Hall.
  • If you need immediate assistance, please find a Public Safety Officer or a University Host in a red St. John's shirt.

Restroom Locations

  • Mahoney Hall
  • Lavelle Hall
  • Loretto Memorial Library
  • DaSilva Academic Center ~ for disabled guests only

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 for guests with special needs is located by DaSilva Academic Center; enter through Gate 1.  Reserved seating for guests with special needs is located at the front left side of the seating section, facing the stage.  Public Safety Officers and University Hosts can assist with parking and seating.
  • Sign language interpreters will be present for the duration of the ceremony.
  • Handicap accessible restrooms are located in DaSilva Academic Center.

Simulcast Location

  • Guests will be able to view the Commencement Exercises in the DaSilva Academic Center.
  • Seating in the simulcast area is limited and requires a ticket to enter. Plan accordingly.
  • Ask any Public Safety Officer or University Host in red St. John's shirts for assistance. 

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  • The bookstore will be open on May 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.