Event Guidelines

PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY
SO THAT YOU CAN PLAN FOR YOUR SPECIAL DAY
!

Mother with her Child

DATE AND LOCATION
The 48th Commencement Ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at New York City Center, located on 130 West 55th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues in midtown Manhattan.

LENGTH OF CEREMONY
The length of the ceremony is expected to be about two and a half (2 1/2) hours long. It is recommended that you and your guests wear comfortable clothing and shoes and that you eat a meal prior to arrival.

PHOTOGRAPHING THE CEREMONY
During the ceremony, photography or videotaping will be allowed, but only from your seats.  No one is allowed on the aisles.  As mentioned, an authorized photographer from Island Photography will be on stage to take photos of the graduates.  In addition, a representative from the college will videotape the ceremony.  If you approach the stage or stand on the aisles, you will be asked to return to your seat.

BALLOONS
No balloons will be allowed inside New York City Center.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

BABY CARRIAGES
No baby carriages will be allowed inside the New York City Center.  If you arrive with a baby carriage, there will be no check-in or Public Safety to look after your carriage.  Note that each child 2 years or older requires a ticket to occupy a seat.

BACKPACKS OR PURSES
As space is limited and for security purposes per the New York City Center, no backpacks or big purses will be allowed inside.

SMOKING, FOOD, DRINKS
No smoking, food or refreshments of any sort, including alcoholic beverages, will be permitted on the premises.

CELL PHONES AND BEEPERS
Cell phones and beepers must be turned off before the ceremony begins and remain off for the duration of the ceremony.

For more information, please visit the Office of Student Activities (C-371) or contact them by phone at (718) 518-6561.  You may also request information via e-mail at hostosgrad2018@gmail.com, through Facebook (Hostos Graduation) or through Instagram (@hostosgraduation).

Once again, congratulations on your big day! This information has been provided to help you make the very best of an exciting and memorable day for you and your loved ones.