Pratt's 2016 Commencement Ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 9:30 AM at Radio City Music Hall.

Download the Initial Student Information packet. This packet was also mailed to students at their preferred mailing address.

Remember: Graduation and Commencement are separate events. You must complete your graduation application in order to graduate.

Need to apply for graduation?

Log-in to your Academic Tools page and click on the link "Apply for Graduation." 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 at 718.636.3663, email us at, or stop by the Registrar's Office–Myrtle Hall.

Quick Answer Guide

Who can participate in the May 2016 ceremony?

The students who graduated at the end of the summer semester 2015, fall semester 2015, and students who are candidates for graduation at the end of spring semester 2016 are invited to participate in the Commencement Ceremony held on May 17, 2016.

Where is the ceremony?

Radio City Music Hall, 1260 6th Avenue (Avenue of the Americas), between West 50th Street and West 51st Street, New York, NY.

What time is the ceremony?

The Ceremony will begin promptly at 9:30 AM. The Ceremony will last approximately three hours and participants will be required to stay until the end of the Ceremony. 

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 the venue. All students participating in May Commencement may pick up four guest tickets at the graduation fair.

Are there accommodations for guests with disabilities?

Yes! Please contact the Disability Resource Center (DRC) if one of your invited guests requires special seating for Commencement. Radio City Music Hall provides wheelchair accessible seating. Contact Pratt’s Office of Disability Services at 718.802.3123 for further information.

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