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Class of 2023

The School of Professional Studies will hold its 2023 SPS Graduation on Friday, May 12, 2023, on South Lawn. As we did last year, SPS will divide our celebration into two ceremonies: a morning ceremony at 10:00 a.m. EDT and an afternoon ceremony at 1:45 p.m. EDT. 

For a complete list of "to-do's", Class of 2023 graduates should refer to the Graduate Checklist.

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    Ceremony Location

    Graduation will take place on the South Lawn, located directly in front of Butler Library's main entrance. Click here to see this location on the university map.

    Ceremony Assignments

    Morning Ceremony: 10:00 AM ET

    Arrival Time/Location: 8:30 AM ET, South Lawn

    Ceremony Time: 10:00 AM -11:45 AM ET, South Lawn

    Academic Programs:

    • Actuarial Science
    • Bioethics
    • Enterprise Risk Management
    • Information and Knowledge Strategy
    • Narrative Medicine
    • Nonprofit Management
    • Strategic Communication
    • Sustainability Management
    • Sustainability Science

    Afternoon Ceremony 1:45 PM ET

    Arrival Time/Location: 12:00 PM ET, South Lawn

    Ceremony Time:1:45 PM - 3:30 PM ET, South Lawn

    Academic Programs:

    • Applied Analytics
    • Construction Administration
    • Human Capital Management
    • Insurance Management
    • Negotiation & Conflict Resolution
    • Sports Management
    • Technology Management
    • Wealth Management

    Guest Information

    Each SPS graduate will have 6 guest seats for SPS graduation, and 2 guest seats for commencement. 

    • Guests WILL NOT need to present a physical or online ticket during check-in
    • Your allocated number of guests will check-in under your name, and they do not need to arrive with you or at the same time as your other guests
    • Guests of degree candidates should enter the Morningside campus through either the Carman or John Jay gates on 114th Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue)
      • Please note these entrances have stairs and guests in need of disability services should enter at 116th Street and Amsterdam Avenue.

    Day of Information

    • Graduate Check-In:
      • Morning Ceremony: 8:30 AM
      • Afternoon Ceremony: 12:00 PM
    • Graduates are required to check in at Lerner Hall, Broadway Entrance
    • Once checked-in, graduates must remain at Lerner so please arrive "ready to walk." Your cap and gown is your ticket to enter!
    • Graduates must bring their CUID or a valid photo ID 

    2023 Graduation Ceremony Program

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