Investiture Ceremony Event Information

For more information about the investiture, please call the Office of University Events at 718-990-3118 or email [email protected].

Event Details

Friday, September 24, 2021
Investiture Ceremony
3 p.m. Carnesecca Arena

Monday, September 27, 2021
Solemnity of St. Vincent de Paul Mass celebrating the investiture of Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P., Ph.D., and the beginning of the 2021–22 academic year
12:15 p.m. St. Thomas More Church


The Queens Campus is readily accessible by car, bus, subway, or air. Located between JFK International and LaGuardia Airports, the campus is just off the Grand Central Parkway, which connects Nassau and Suffolk Counties to Queens, Manhattan, and upstate New York.

Guests should enter campus from Gate #4 on Union Turnpike and 175th Street. Please review the campus map for gate locations and review the directions to the Queens campus.

A block of rooms at The Garden City Hotel has been reserved for guests at a special rate. To reserve a room, please call the hotel directly at 1-800-547-0400 by September 13 and ask for the St. John's University room block.

Academic Regalia

Delegates should bring their own gown, caps, and academic accessories. If you need any special assistance, please contact 718-990-3118.

Line-Up and Assembly

Delegates will assemble at 2 p.m. in the Little Theatre, Carnesecca Arena. We ask that you arrive no later than 2:15 p.m. for the purposes of robing and line-up. Immediately following the ceremony, you may hold your attire in the Little Theatre until 6 p.m.

Media are invited to attend the investiture ceremony.

All media inquiries should be directed to Brian Browne, Executive Director for University Relations; 718-990-2762 or [email protected]