IMPORTANT: Psychology Department Graduation 2019 (RSVP HERE) | Ceremony on 05/29/19

The Psychology Department graduation will be held at Colden Auditorium on Wednesday evening May 29th . Doors for Colden open at 6:15pm and the ceremony is scheduled to begin at 7pm

Please be sure to fill out the RSVP form below before May 1st, 2019 (Deadline has been extended to Wednesday, May 8th)

FAQs for Psychology Department Graduation Ceremony

Where is the Psychology Department ceremony?
Colden Auditorium, which is located at the corner of Kissena Blvd. and the service road of the Long Island Expressway (Horace Harding).  Guests will enter Colden Auditorium through the Main Entrance (front doors near the box office).  Graduating students will be given instructions closer to the event date concerning line-up location.

What time should my guests arrive?
The doors will be opened to guests at 6:15PM.  The ceremony will begin promptly at 7pm.

What time should I arrive?
Graduates need to arrive earlier to check-in and join the line-up.  We will inform you of the time and location for the line-up in a separate email.

How long is the ceremony?
Approximately 90 minutes. Please ask your guests to remain seated throughout the entire ceremony. Out of respect for your fellow graduates, please plan on remaining for the entire ceremony.

What should I wear?
Graduating students should be dressed in cap & gown.  Information about how to buy one can be found here:

Do Guests need a ticket?
Yes!  Colden Security will not allow guests to enter Colden without a ticket (due to fire safety codes, even infants need a ticket).  Seating is unassigned (first come, first serve).   You must RSVP here and request tickets for your guests before May 1st: (

Do I need a ticket?
No, Graduating students do not need a ticket. However, you must RSVP for the ceremony (see above link).

What happens at the Psychology Department Ceremony?
At our ceremony, graduating students will walk across the stage and have their name called.  When you come to pick up your tickets (dates TBA), you will receive a NAME CARD in the envelope along with your tickets.  You will need to bring the name card on stage and hand it to the presenter who will then announce your name.

How will the announcer know how to pronounce my name?   
When you submit your RSVP, you will have the option to write your name out phonetically (write it as it sounds) so that it will be pronounced correctly.

Will the event be photographed?
Yes, there will be a professional photographer on stage.  If you want to be contacted by the photographer to receive proofs after the ceremony for purchase, then please fill out your contact information when you submit your RSVP.  The Campus Photographer is:   Island Photography

Can my guests take photographs? 
Yes, guests are welcome to take photographs; but due to fire safety codes, please advise guests that they must keep aisles clear at all times, and remain seated.

Can my guests park on campus? 
We are asking the campus security if we will have access to any QC Parking Lots, and will keep everyone posted.

Regardless, we recommend to please remind guests to leave a lot of extra time in case they need to park off campus

Will there be any food served? 
No refreshments will be served at the Psychology ceremony. Water fountains and restrooms are available in the main lobby.

I also want to attend the College-wide Commencement ceremony….
This is a separate event and will be held the day after the Psychology Dept ceremony.  College Commencement event is scheduled for Thursday, May 30th.  Students must RSVP separately to the Commencement Office, and can find all the information you need about the other event here:

If your question was not addressed here, please feel free to ask questions in the comments of the RSVP form, and a staff member will get back to you as soon as possible.

Confirmation of # of tickets (to be determined based on number of RSVPs), Ticket Pickup Schedule, and additional Ceremony Details will be sent to the email that you provide on your RSVP closer to the ceremony date!

 Congratulations on your achievements!  We are looking forward to celebrating with all of you!