Pratt's 2014 Commencement Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 1 PM at the Theater at Madison Square Garden.
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 at 718.636.3663, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by the Registrar's Office–Myrtle Hall.
Quick Answer Guide
Who can participate in the May 2014 ceremony?
The students who graduated at the end of the Summer semester 2013, Fall semester 2013, and students who are candidates for graduation at the end of Spring semester 2014 are invited to participate in the Commencement Ceremony held on May 16, 2014 at 1:00 PM at the Theater at Madison Square Garden.
Students who will complete their requirements in Summer 2014 or Fall 2014, but who want to walk in the 2014 Ceremony rather than wait for their proper 2015 Ceremony, may fill out a Permission to Walk form. Students must have 12 credits or fewer left at the end of Spring 2014 semester to be eligible to walk early. The deadline to turn in Permission to Walk forms is March 3rd, 2014.
Where is the ceremony?
In the Theater at Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, NY 10001 (please note this is in the theater, not the arena)
What time is 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) immediately if one of your invited guests requires special seating for Commencement. This includes deaf individuals, those with mobility disabilities, and wheelchair or motorized scooter users. Seating will be reserved for the individual and for one person serving as their assistant while your other guests will be seated in the general seating areas. The DRC may be reached at 718.802.3123 to add your guests’ names to the list and for further information.
IMPORTANT: The deadline to add guests to the DRC listing is May 13, 2014. Individuals utilizing wheelchairs or motorized scooters will be unable to be seated in the reserved area if their names are not received by the deadline date.
What is my check-out date if I'm living on campus?
Saturday, May 17, 2014 at noon (12 PM).
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