The 2024 Commencement Ceremony is Tuesday, May 28, 2024. The ceremony start time is 3:30pm at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. More information to follow.

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Dates & Info

Apply for Graduation

Summer: May 1, 2024
If you have two courses or LESS in summer and wish to participate in the Spring 2024 Commencement ceremony, you must register for summer classes AND apply for graduation before May 1.

Summer: July 31, 2024
If you have MORE than two courses in the summer, you must apply for graduation by July 31 and pay your tuition in full, you will be invited to participate in the Spring 2025 Commencement ceremony.

Pay Your Tuition
If you have a Bursar hold for Spring 2024, you must pay that balance in full by 11:59pm on Sunday, April 14, 2024. If you are attending summer session, summer tuition and fees are due the day before the first day of summer classes. Please email with questions.

Important Links
Commencement Ceremony Information
Apply for graduation

Graduating with Latin Honors
Commencement checklist
Order your cap & gown
Order your class ring

Commencement Vendors

Take your photos in the studio

To schedule your senior portraits, visit Thornton Studios, and use codeL studio to schedule your session at Thornton Studios.

*To be included in the 2023-2024 John Jay yearbook, your senior portrait must have been taken by the latest, Friday, February 16, 2024.

Students must wear a cap and gown in order to enter the Commencement venue and participate in the ceremony. 

  • Order by April 5, 2024 to receive your cap and gown before grad salute event.
  • Order by April 20, 2024 to receive your cap and gown before the hooding event.
  • April 28, 2024 – LAST DAY to Order your Cap & Gown.

Order here:

Order your in person or online

In person dates
March 5th and 7th
April 9th, 10th and 11th

12:00pm-6:00pm - Kroll Atrium


Frequently Asked Questions

Contact us

Room L.69NB
524 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019 
P: 646-557-4888

To view Commencement Archives, visit here.