Information for Graduates

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

IT IS TIME TO MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND

YOUR COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY

AND

CELEBRATE YOUR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

BE PREPARED – READ EVERYTHING – CHECK YOUR EMAILS REGULARLY

CEREMONY DETAILS:

Date:               Friday, June 17, 2022

Time:              9:00 AM

Location:       Bryant Park, in front of the William Bryant Cullen Statue (rain or shine)

Directions (public transportation) to Bryant Park

Live Stream:  View on YouTube.

Guttman students eligible to participate and walk in the 2022 Commencement Ceremony:

Have graduated at the end of Fall I term (conferral date January 10, 2022) or the end of Fall II term (conferral date March 7, 2022)

– or –

Are expecting to complete their degree requirements by the end of the Spring I term (conferral date June 27, 2022) or by the end of the Spring II term (conferral date August 23, 2022)

Please note that receiving an e-mail from commencement@guttman.cuny.edu regarding the 2022 Commencement ceremony should not be considered an official notice of graduation.

Commencement is often referred to as graduation.  However, there is a difference between the two.

Commencement refers to the celebratory ceremony, officiated by a college President, where you share the excitement and importance of your academic accomplishments with peers, family, and friends.

Graduation, on the other hand, is a process that begins when the Office of the Registrar identifies a student as a candidate for graduation. The student will be placed in ‘Applied’ standing in CUNYfirst and will be notified via their Guttman campus email. For more details, visit the Registrar’s Graduation page.

Guttman has only one Commencement ceremony that takes place each year, at the end of the Spring I term. This ceremony celebrates the graduation of students from the Fall I, Fall II, Spring I terms and the upcoming graduation of students from the Spring II term.

If you expect to graduate by the end of Spring I term (June 15, 2022), please visit Registrar’s Graduation webpage.

If you expect to graduate by the end of Spring II term (August 11, 2022), please visit Registrar’s Graduation webpage.

For specific graduation requirements in your degree, please check DegreeWorks or consult your Career Strategist. Learn more about how the DegreeWorks online advisement system helps students track their academic progress. Note that DegreeWorks is not your official transcript.

If you have any additional questions about your eligibility for graduation, please contact the Registrar’s Office at registrar@guttman.cuny.edu or call the HUB at (646) 313-8080.

Kindly note, the deadline to order academic regalia has passed.

To participate and walk in the 2022 Commencement ceremony, every graduate and soon-to-be graduate must wear academic regalia (which includes a gown, graduate cap, an associate hood and 2022 tassel), no exceptions.

For those that have already purchased their academic regalia, kindly note to save you on shipping costs, your academic regalia will be shipped directly to Guttman, no exceptions.

The week of May 30th, exact distribution details will be sent to you via e-mail.

While this year’s celebration will be outside, in Bryant Park, there will still be a sectioned area reserved for invited guests. A ticket will be required to enter this sectioned area, no exceptions.

Every graduate and soon-to-be graduate attending and participating in this year’s Commencement will receive two (2) tickets for their invited guests.

Tickets will be distributed with your graduate academic regalia the week of June 6, 2022. Exact distribution details will be sent to you via e-mail.

To reserve tickets for your invited guests, please click here: 2022 Commencement Guest Tickets

This year graduate photos were taken by Thornton Studio Photographers.

Kindly note that the deadline to have a graduate photo taken has passed, however there is still time to be featured in the Commencement ceremony’s program book.

It is Guttman’s tradition to highlight each of our graduates in the Commencement program book.

If you are interested in being featured in this year’s Commencement program book, just let us know by submitting a few words, which can be a short bio about yourself on how or why you choose Guttman, words of wisdom, a series of thank yous or a quote, the choice is yours. When you are ready to submit your words for the Commencement program book, please click here: 2022 Words

There is no fee or purchase required to be featured in the Commencement program book.

No diplomas will be available for pick-up on Friday, June 17, 2022.

Guttman has partnered with Parchment to safely and securely provide you the ability to receive both a digital and physical copy of your diploma.

Once you create a Parchment account, your digital diploma will be instantly available and accessible and will never expire. Your physical diploma will be mailed by Parchment via USPS. Delivery times may vary and may take up to approximately 3-4 weeks to arrive.

Once your degree has been conferred, you will be notified, by the Registrar’s Office, via your Guttman email with specific details and instructions on how to create a Parchment account.

Guttman awards degrees 4 times a year: January 10 for the Fall I term; March 7 for the Fall II term; June 27 for the Spring I term; and August 23 for the Spring II term.

Kindly note that participating in this year’s Commencement ceremony should not be considered an official confirmation of graduation or degree completion.

Graduation is a three-step process consisting of submitting an online application for graduation, completing all academic requirements for your degree, and settling all financial obligations.

For more information visit: Registrar Graduation.

If you have any additional questions, please contact the Registrar’s Office at registrar@guttman.cuny.edu or call the HUB at (646) 313-8080.

Balfour is the approved vendor for Guttman college rings. Please visit the vendor’s website, Balfour: Guttman CC, to see models of rings and to learn more about purchasing.