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Dates & Info

Apply for Graduation:
Fall graduates: October 31, 2023
Spring graduates: ​​March 31, 2024
Summer graduates: July 31, 2024

Pay Your Tuition:
Please be aware that in order to participate in commencement, you must have your tuition bill paid in full. For any questions concerning this matter, please contact the Bursar office at: Bursar@jjay.cuny.edu .

Important Links:
Apply for graduation

Graduating with honors & awards
Commencement checklist
Order your cap & gown
Order your class ring

Commencement Vendors

Take your photos in the studio or on campus

Use school code: studio to schedule your session at Thornton Studios.
Email info@thorntonstudio.com and use John Jay in the subject line - Sitting Fee: $5

In person photo dates:
Fall dates:
December 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd

Spring dates:
January 29th, 30th, February 1, 2nd, 
February 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th
February 12th , 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th

10:00am - 7:00pm
BlackBox Theater Lounge (L2 of NB)
To schedule your on campus photo session, using code 02693 on https://www.thorntonstudio.com/

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: https://oakhallcg.com/pages/johnjay

Order your in person or online

In person dates
November 7th, 8th and 8th
December 4th, 6th and 7th

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
E: graduation@jjay.cuny.edu

To view Commencement Archives, visit here.