Admission to commencement is by ticket only. A ticket grants access to the commencement ceremony and the individual school events. Due to limited seating, each graduating student receives a maximum of four tickets. All guests require a ticket, including children. Tickets must be presented to gain admittance. The graduating student does not require a ticket. Additional tickets are not available.
Seating in the main tent is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Once seating in the main tent is filled, all ticketed guests will be directed to the overflow tents for viewing.
All students who plan to attend commencement must order and reserve tickets online, beginning Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at noon through Sunday, May 1, 2016.
Each graduate must pick up his or her tickets in person. Each graduate must present photo identification when picking up tickets and sign a release that tickets were received.
Reserve Your Tickets (requires My NYIT Login)
Ticket distribution dates are:
|Old Westbury campus|
|Thursday, May 5, 2016||10 a.m. – 2 p.m.*||TBD|
|Wednesday, May 11, 2016||Noon - 7 p.m.||Sports Complex, Gym|
|Saturday, May 21, 2016||10 a.m. - 2 p.m.||Sports Complex, Gym|
|Commencement Day||8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.||Outdoors on the Tennis Courts|
|Tuesday, May 10, 2016||10 a.m. - 2 p.m.||16 W. 61st St.,11th Floor Auditorium|
|Monday, May 16, 2016||Noon - 7 p.m.||16 W. 61st St., 11th Floor Auditorium|