The 135th Commencement of Wagner College will be held on Friday, May 15, 2020 starting at 9:30 a.m.
Live streaming video
Live video of the entire program will be streamed on our Facebook page starting shortly before 9:30 a.m. Eastern on Friday, May 15, 2020.
Arrival and assembly
- Commencement begins at 9:30 a.m. on the Sutter Oval.
- Graduating students line up for the processional no later than 9 a.m. in the Spiro Sports Center's Sutter Gymnasium.
Tickets and seating
For the past several years, the commencement ceremony has been held in a tent on the Sutter Oval, so no tickets have been necessary and everyone is invited to attend. There is general seating for everyone in the chairs set up behind the chairs for the graduates. They are first-come, first-served, except where reserved.
Wagner College is committed to ensuring that commencement is accessible to all graduates and guests. There is a reserved area for those in wheelchairs. One seat has been reserved for an escort next to each wheelchair space; all others are welcome to places in our general seating area.
There are restrooms in the Horrmann Library, Spiro Hall and Spiro Sports Center. All of these buildings are located on the Sutter Oval.
Parking for commencement ceremonies will be available in the Stadium parking lot, directly across from the main campus. Overflow parking will be available in the Lower Tiers parking lot, accessed through the main entrance to campus. Parking is also available on Howard Avenue, the main avenue in front of the college. Historically, the New York Police Department has provided us with lax enforcement, allowing parking anywhere on Howard Avenue except bus stops and in front of fire hydrants. Remote parking will be available on the St. John's University campus nearby, with shuttle service provided by the college. Parking conditions are extremely crowded for commencement. We urge you and your guests to arrive early and to car pool when possible.
Parking accommodations for those with special needs
Handicap parking spaces are available in all the parking lots. It is first-come, first-served. Golf cart escorts are provided from any parking spots. Call 718-390-3148 for this service, or just flag down a cart. The golf carts will be circling the parking lots.
Before you pick up your cap and gown, you will need to complete an online survey about your experiences at Wagner and your plans after graduation. You will receive a link to the survey in a separate email from the Center for Academic and Career Engagement. If you have questions about this survey, please contact CACE at 718-390-3181 or email@example.com.
The mortarboard cap should be worn squarely on top of the head with the flat surface parallel to the ground, tassel on the right side.