Commencement Ceremony Information

Commencement Ceremony Information



Commencement Ceremony


AM Ceremony (Time TBA):
  • Correctional Studies
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Justice Management
  • Economics
  • Emergency Management
  • Fraud Examination and Financial Forensics
  • Fire and Emergency Service
  • Fire Science
  • Police Studies
  • Protection Management
  • Public Administration
  • Security Management


PM Ceremony (Time TBA):
  • Anthropology
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Computer Science and Information Security
  • Criminology
  • Culture and Deviance Studies
  • Digital Forensics and Cyber Security
  • English
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Forensic Mental Health Counseling
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology and Law
  • Forensic Science
  • Gender Studies
  • Global History
  • International Crime and Justice
  • International Criminal Justice
  • Humanities and Justice
  • Latin American & Latino/a Studies
  • Law and Society
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Spanish
  • Sociology
  • Toxicology
  • Transnational Organized Crime Studies 
  • Victimology Stdudies in Forensic Psychology 
  • All Certificate Programs
  • CUNYBA Program


Graduate iconCap and Gown Information

Oak Hall Cap and Gown, Inc. is John Jay College's exclusive regalia vendor. Cap and gown orders will be taken until May 8, 2020for students. Caps and gowns will NOT be available for borrowing, renting or purchasing at the venue on the day of commencement. You MUST have your regalia with you in order to walk across the stage. Please click on the appropriate link below to order.


For undgraduate students, regalia will include cap, gown and tassel.
For masters students, regalia will include cap, gown, hood and tassel.

Wheelchair icon.Information for Guests with Disabilities

John Jay College is providing shuttle busses to assist the elderly and disabled from the parking lot to stadium. Depending on where you park in the lot, there will be a walk from your car to the shuttle stop and again a short walk from the shuttle stop to the stadium’s East Gate where you will present your ticket and go through security.

Guests with disabilities may be assisted only after they have gone through security and ticketing at the East Gate (just passed the Boardwalk and Dinkins Circle in Flushing Meadows Park).

If you have an official DMV tag or license plate on your vehicle, you may park at Lot A at the West Gate. NYPD and the College’s Public Safety officers will be there to grant access to those with the appropriate ADA tags. If you do not have ADA tags, you may drop off at Lot A and then park your car at Citifield.

Please note that the College is not authorized to provide wheelchairs or other assistance beyond the stadium gates or property.


Ticket iconTicket Information


Globe iconInternational Students and Guests

John Jay College of Criminal Justice does not issue invitation letters for students' family members and/or friends. According to guidance from the U.S. Department of State, such a letter is neither necessary nor useful for the application for a B-1/B-2 Visitor's visa. B-1 is the classification for a Visitor for business, and B-2 for a Visitor for pleasure.

For general information on qualifying and applying for a visitor visa, go to the Department of State's information website at Specific instructions on documentation requirements for the B-1/B-2 visa application at the embassy or consulate where your relatives will apply can be found at

Writing an Invitation Letter - You may write a letter for your relatives inviting them to visit you. Include your family member’s name, birth date, relationship to you, passport number, the purpose and length of time of the visit, and whether you will provide for their room and board during their visit. If the invitation is to the graduation ceremony, you should also include the date and place of the graduation ceremony and our official Graduation webpage . The commencement ceremony this year will take place on May 29, 2019 in Louis Armstrong Stadium.

Enrollment Verification - Official documentation to confirm your enrollment can be obtained at Jay Express. You may request an Enrollment Verification letter and an unofficial transcript.

Additional Documentation - If you are providing your visitor(s) a place to stay and meals, it is best if you can document this with a lease or room contract and your bank statements from the last 2 - 3 months. If you are not providing this support, your visitor(s) will need to provide evidence of their own financial resources for the visit. F-1 students can contact Ms. Inga Mezale at for verification of their immigration status and J-1 exchange visitors can contact the International Studies & Programs Office by emailing Mr. Kenneth Yanes at for a letter verifying their immigration status while at John Jay.

International Students on an F-1 or J-1 visa should also include a copy of an I-20 or DS-2019 and I-94 card as evidence of your immigration status in the U.S. Permanent residents and citizens can simply mention their immigration status in the above mentioned letter.

U.S. immigration law requires an applicant for a visa to overcome "the presumption of immigrant intent". This means that the individual should demonstrate that they have strong ties to their home country such as employment, property, and family and have no intention of staying permanently in the United States. John Jay cannot assist students in certifying that their family and friends intend to return to their home country so this burden of proof is on the visa applicants.