Details for May Commencement Ceremony

Diplomas will be mailed approximately three months from the date of gradation to the student's address indicated on the Graduation Application. Please be aware that degrees completed in the Spring term are in the process of being awarded. Once your degree has been posted, you will receive mailed notification from our office. If you would like to view the status of your Spring 2014 grades, please view your academic record online.

Graduation packets, which contain the detailed steps and program codes required for your certification application, will be sent out in the next few weeks. Please be patient! Each student must be reviewed and officially graduated before these documents can be sent to you.

When is Commencement?

NOTICE: This information has been emailed to the College-issued @bankstreet.edu email accounts of students who have submitted a Graduation Application.

Commencement will be held on May 15, 2014. The ceremony will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will be followed by a reception. However, graduates will need to arrive at 3:15 p.m.

Graduation candidates: Please respond to the email you received regarding attendance to Commencement no later than April 25, 2014 to let us know whether or not you will be attending. Only the names of graduates who have RSVP'd for Commencement will be called at the ceremony.

Please note that only those students who have completed all of their degree requirements including the Integrated Master’s Project are permitted to attend graduation. Degrees for those not attending will be conferred in absentia; diplomas will be mailed provided you have completed your Financial Aid exit interview and have no holds on your account. Please visit http://my.bankstreet.edu to review your account for holds.

Where Will the Commencement Ceremony Be?

The Bank Street College Commencement Ceremony will be held at Riverside Church, on Riverside Drive between 120th and 122nd Streets. There are two entrances to the church: one at 91 Claremont Avenue, which should be used by students and faculty, and one at 490 Riverside Drive which should be used by all guests.

Academic Dress/Sashes

Caps and gowns are an optional form of dress for the ceremony. The company providing this service will supply black caps and gowns, with Bank Street's school colors—royal blue and gold—in the hood. If you decide to wear the academic dress, you will be purchasing a light-weight cap, gown, and master's degree hood.

A Bank Street sash will be provided free of charge to all graduates who wish to wear one.

Click https://oakhalli.com/colleges/bankstreet for cap and gown ordering deadline and pricing information.

Reception

A catered reception for graduates, guests, and faculty will be held at Riverside Church in the South Hall immediately following the ceremony. We hope you and your family and friends will celebrate with us.

Generally, the ceremony concludes at 6 p.m. and the reception ends at 7:30 p.m.

Special Ceremony

If you are unable to attend the ceremony on May 15th at Riverside Church for religious reasons, we are pleased to invite you and your family to a special ceremony and reception, to be held at Bank Street College at 4:30 p.m. on May 19, 2014. If you plan to attend the special ceremony, please contact Sandra Sclafani, Registrar, at ssclafani@bankstreet.edu to RSVP.

Guest Tickets

Please let us know how many tickets you will need for your guests. Each graduate may receive a maximum of six tickets but we ask that you only request the number of tickets you will actually use. You must RSVP via the event link sent to your college-issued email by April 25, 2014. Only guests with tickets will be admitted to the ceremony. Our ticketing policy is meant to ensure that the Bank Street community can come together as one for Commencement . Therefore, we are unable to grant extra tickets. Multiple ticket requests and multiple RSVPs will not be honored.

Note: Infants do not require tickets.

Please check the email account you indicated when you RSVP'd for notification regarding ticket pick-up. Tickets cannot be printed electronically.

Cap and Gown

We would like to make caps and gowns an optional form of dress for the May 15, 2014 graduation. To purchase a cap and gown from Oak Hall, go to https://oakhalli.com/colleges/bankstreet