What is MarchingOrder?

MarchingOrder is a software that personalizes the commencement ceremony experience. When you walk across the stage, your name and major will be displayed on a large television screen. Aside from displaying your name on the screen during the ceremony, MarchingOrder is also the vendor that is managing the commencement ticket request process, for you and your guests.

I am not able to register for MarchingOrder. Why is that?

The MarchingOrder registration process is a two-step process. The first step is to apply for graduation. Please note, graduation is different from commencement. Graduation refers to the process of applying for completion of your degree/certificate program with the registrar. Commencement refers to the actual ceremony! If you have not yet applied for graduation through CUNYFirst, then you did not get a MarchingOrder email. The second step, is to register for MarchingOrder, using the email link sent to you by MarchingOrder. Note: you only get this email to your preferred CUNYFirst email address, after you have applied for graduation, AND been certified by the registrar’s office to participate in the commencement ceremony.  

To change your preferred CUNYFirst email:

  1. Log in to CUNYFirst and update your preferred email
  2. Notify, along with the email you updated to. It is important that you let us know of the update, so we can update the MarchingOrder System!


How do I register for MarchingOrder?

To register for MarchingOrder follow the link you were emailed, or register as a new

user at You will be prompted to log in with the email listed as your preferred CUNYFirst email. If you cannot register as a new user, make sure you registered for graduation! If you have holds or special circumstances preventing you from applying for graduation, please visit or contact the registrar's office at 212-663-7867 or email them at