Commencement 2017

Monday, June 12

3-5 pm
United Palace Theater
4140 Broadway, New York, NY 10033

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Register by Friday, May 12, 2017

Everyone here at Macaulay is so excited and proud; and we’re working to make Commencement one of the most memorable days of your life for you and your families. To participate in commencement and receive tickets, you must register by May 12, 2017

Commencement Registration

Monday, June 12, 2017

  • 2:00 pm – Students arrive at United Palace
  • 2:30 pm – Doors open for guest seating
  • 2:45 pm – Gather for procession
  • 3:00 pm – Commencement

Order by Friday, May 12, 2017

Students will be wearing black academic regalia provided by Herff Jones.

Go to the Herff Jones website to order your cap and gown before May 12, 2017

Macaulay will provide your honors stole.

If you will be wearing black academic regalia for your home campus, department, or other ceremony, you may also wear it at Macaulay’s commencement. Students are not permitted to wear any other color during Macaulay’s ceremony. Macaulay will provide a 2017 gold tassel for students who do not have one.

If you require financial assistance in purchasing your cap and gown, please contact Janet Fu at

Tickets will be available for pickup at your campus Macaulay office the week of May 15. All students who register will receive 5 tickets.

Students may request extra tickets. Extra tickets are not guaranteed. You will be contacted after May 12th if we are able to provide you with additional tickets.

Guests cannot attend commencement without a ticket (including children).

  • Register by Friday, May 12, 2017.
  • Purchase your cap and gown from the Herff Jones website by Friday, May 12, 2017.
  • Complete the Macaulay Honors College Senior Survey 2017.
  • Starting May 15th: Pick up your commencement tickets from your campus Macaulay office.
  • Day of ceremony (Monday, June 12):
    • Arrive at United Palace, 4140 Broadway by 2:00 pm
    • Please note that there is no place to store your personal belongings. Please come dressed and you may leave your personal items with your guests.
    • Pick up your honors stole and Class of 2017 tassel
    • Gather for procession at 2:45pm

photo of cartoonist Garry Trudeau
Garry Trudeau

Macaulay Honors College at CUNY proudly announces that Garry Trudeau, the first cartoonist to win a Pulitzer Prize, will serve as the 2017 Commencement speaker. Trudeau will address Macaulay’s 500 graduates on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 3pm at the United Palace Theater in upper Manhattan.

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Senior Class Gift

Suggested Donation of $20.17 to celebrate your graduation from Macaulay Honors College.

Donate Your Commencement Robe

Macaulay Honors College will donate unwanted gowns to an underserved high school in the New York City area. Our goal is to collect at least 100 gowns to outfit a graduating class. At the conclusion of commencement you can drop off your gown in the lobby of United Palace.

Alumni Community

Macaulay alumni are very excited to welcome you into your new community – look out for alumni events throughout the year!

Alma Mater

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829 W 181st St (between Plaza Lafayette & Cabrini Blvd)
(212) 795-3080

The Pandering Pig
American (New)
209 Pinehurst Avenue (near the corner of W 187th St)
(212) 781-3124

Malecon Restaurant
Latin American
4141 Broadway (between W 175th St & W 176th St)
(212) 927-3812

Manolo Tapas
Tapas, Spanish
4165 Broadway (between W 177th St & 176th St)
(212) 923-9100

New Leaf Restaurant 
American (New)
1 Margaret Corbin Dr
(212) 568-5323

Wahi Oyster Bar & Restaurant
4486 Broadway (between Fairview Ave & W 193rd St)
(212) 501-9244

Boca Chica
Latin American, Seafood
4235 Broadway (between W 180th St & W 179th St)
(212) 568-0027

M P G Metropolitan Parking Group
4168 Broadway (between W 176th St & W 177th St)

24 Hrs. Parking
4162-66 Broadway (between W 176th St & W 177th St)

PV Parking Corp
554 W 174th St (between Audubon Ave & St Nicholas Ave)

181 Park Corp
506 W 181th St (between Amsterdam Ave & Audubon Ave)

West 184th Street & Broadway Parking Garage
4320 Broadway (corner of W 184th St & Broadway)

Icon Parking Garage
2479 Amsterdam Ave (Broadway & the end of W 183rd St)

Individual colleges have their own requirements so please be in touch with your advisor.

Countdown to Commencement June 12
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