•   Text Box: COMMENCEMENT 
  • is Thursday, May Thirteenth Two Thousand and Ten
    on the Athletics Field of Long Island University.

    8:30a.m. - Gates open for the Admission of Guests

    9:00 a.m.- Assembly of Procession

    10:15 a.m. - Ceremony Begins

    12:00 Noon - Ceremony Concludes

    12:00 Noon - Reception Begins on Campus

    1:30 p.m. - Various Deans' Receptions Begin


    Instructions For Participating Graduates Commencement 2010

    Commencement Exercises : Students may robe in the Avena Lounge, and begin assembling for the processional on Zeckendorf Plaza by 9:00a.m. (See order of Processional.) You will assemble at points as indicated by markers. Faculty Marshals will assist and guide. In recognition of the occasion, we respectfully request that very young children do not attend these exercises.

    General Attire : It is usual for men to wear dark clothes to keep in the mode of the academic attire. Women should not carry purses. Men remove caps during the Invocation, The National Anthem, and the Benediction. The tassel of the cap, for those receiving bachelor's degrees, is worn over the right corner of the cap. At conferring of degrees, it is moved to the left corner of the cap.

    Area Parking : It is difficult to find parking easily in Downtown Brooklyn; however, there are several parking facilities within close proximity to the school. ALL SUBWAYS CONVERGE IN THIS AREA.


    Text Box: Order of Processional  Undergraduate and Graduate   

    Graduates will start the Processional from Zeckendorf Plaza, out through the DeKalb Avenue doors, then turn right on Flatbush Avenue, and enter the Courtyard area through the Alumni Gates. They will proceed under the breezeway by the Triangle Theater, and turn left to the Athletics Field. Doctoral candidates and symbolic recipients will join the platform party and guests of honor by 9:30 a.m., in the Schwartz Athletic Center (Gymnasium), where they will robe and march with this segment of the main processional. All guests of graduates with appropriate tickets must enter directly on to the Athletics Field through the gates on Willoughby Street. Several guides will be available to assist guests. Gates will open for admission at approximately 8:00 a.m.

    Elderly and Infirm:  Please ask ushers for directions to the special section for the elderly reserved on the field.  Be sure to arrange a post-recessional meeting place with these guests.

    Graduates or Guests with Disabilities:  If you have a special accessibility need (e.g. wheelchair access, sign language interpretation, need for Braille, large print or recorded commencement program), please contact Phyllis Richardson at (718) 488-1044 by May 3, 2009.

    Recessional:  The Faculty will exit from the Athletics Field following the exit of the platform party.  The marshals will leave the Athletic Field followed by the graduates.

    Receptions:  Immediately following the Commencement Exercises, at approximately midday, there will be a reception on the courtyard for graduates and their guests. This will be followed by the individual presentation of symbolic degrees to each student at a reception given by the dean of each respective School or College.  All graduates should proceed to the areas designated for their particular School or College.  Graduates will have a photo opportunity (receiving their symbolic degrees), and refreshments will be available.


    Accounting- Drab

    Athletic Training- Sage

    Business Certificate- Drab

    Community Health- Sage

    Biology- Gold

    Business Administration- Drab

    Chemistry- Gold

    Criminal Justice (CRI)- White

    Criminal Justice (CRJ)- Citron

    Computer Science- Gold

    Doctor of Physical Therapy- Sage

    Economics- White

    Computers in Education- Gold

    Education- Light Blue

    Business Education- Gold

    English- White

    Graduate Business Studies- Drab

    Counseling & Development- Light Blue

    Human Resource Mgt.- Drab

    Health Science- Sage

    Coaching & Conditioning- White

    Adapted Physical Ed.- White

    Cardiopulmonary- White

    Work Physiology- White

    Media Arts- White

    Business Administration- Drab

    Nursing- Apricot

    Occupational Therapy- Sage

    Psychology- Gold

    Clinical Psychology- Royal

    Political Science- White

    Public Administration- Peacock

    Speech Language Pathology- Silver

    Speech Communication- Silver

    Sociology- White

    Social Science- Citron

    Social Work- Citron

    Urban Studies Blue-Violet

    United Nations Blue-Violet