Commencement Ceremony 2013
Pratt Institute's 2013 Commencement Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 at 2PM at Radio City Music Hall.
Remember: Graduation and Commencement are separate events. You must complete your graduation application in order to graduate.
Commencement and Graduation are separate events. Participation in the Commencement Ceremony does NOT mean you have graduated. Commencement exercises are ceremonial and symbolic. Your participation in the Commencement Ceremony should not be confused with your actual graduation from the Institute. Students do not officially graduate from Pratt Institute until they have applied for graduation and completed all degree requirements as defined in their degree audit. They must remain in good academic standing. Students with a hold on their record will graduate but they may not be eligible to receive their diploma until all holds have been resolved.
Questions? Call us 718-636-3663, email us at GRADUATION@PRATT.EDU or stop by the Registrar's Office—Myrtle Hall
Quick Answer Guide
Who can participate?
The students who graduated at the end of the summer semester 2012, fall semester 2012, and students who are candidates for graduation at the end of spring semester 2013 are invited to participate in the Commencement Ceremony held on May 14, 2013.
Students who will complete their requirements in Summer 2013 or Fall 2013, but who want to walk in the 2013 Ceremony rather than wait for their proper 2014 Ceremony may fill out out a Permission to Walk form. Students must have 12 credits or fewer left at the end of Spring 2013 semester to be eligible to walk early. The deadline to turn in Permission to Walk forms is March 1st.
Where is the ceremony?
Radio City Music Hall 1260 Avenue of the Americas (6th Avenue) at 50th Street in Manhattan.
What time is the ceremony?
Ceremony begins at 2 p.m.
How will I get in? Do I need a ticket?
If you are walking in the ceremony, you do not need a ticket. You MUST BE WEARING your cap and gown.
What about tickets for my guests?
All guests are required to have a ticket (including infants) to enter Radio City. All students participating in May Commencement may pick up 4 guest tickets at the graduation fair.
What is my check-out date if I'm living on campus?
Wednesday, May 15th at noon.