Sunday, May 21

Congratulations, graduates!

The live webcast of commencement has ended. Return this week for video highlights of the ceremony.

Commencement begins at 9 a.m. on May 21, 2017 with the college-wide Commencement Ceremony (approximately two hours) in the Main Tent. This is followed by individual school ceremonies where graduates are individually recognized (except the College of Osteopathic Medicine Hooding, which is held on May 22).

Contact us with any questions at 516.686.1177 or

Hotel Accommodations

Some area hotels/motels offer special rates for NYIT commencement guests.

Long Island

Melville Marriott
1350 Old Walt Whitman Road
Melville, NY 11747
631.423.1600 or 1.800.228.9290

The Andrew Hotel
75 North Station Plaza
Great Neck, NY 11021

Best Western Woodbury Inn
7940 Jericho Tpke.
Woodbury, NY 11797-1204

East Norwich Inn
6321 Northern Blvd.
East Norwich, NY 11732

Comfort Inn Syosset
24 Oak Drive (at Jericho Turnpike)
Syosset, NY 11791

Four Points by Sheraton Plainview
333 South Service Road
Plainview, NY 11803

Garden City Hotel
45 Seventh St.
Garden City, NY 11530
516.747.3000 or 800.547.0400

Hampton Inn Jericho-Westbury
120 Jericho Turnpike
Jericho, NY 11753

Hilton Garden Inn
1575 Privado Road
Westbury, NY 11590

Holiday Inn Westbury
369 Old Country Road
Carle Place, NY 11514

Homewood Suites by Hilton
1585 Round Swamp Road
Plainview, NY 11803
516.293.4663 or 1.800.644.6835

Long Island Marriott
101 James Doolittle Blvd.
Uniondale, NY 11553

Red Roof Inn
699 Dibblee Drive
Westbury, NY 11590
516.794.2555 or 1.800.733.7663

Roslyn Claremont Hotel
1221 Old Northern Blvd.
Roslyn, NY 11576

New York City

NYIT’s Manhattan campus is within walking distance of the first three hotels listed. Graduates can request complimentary round-trip shuttle service from the Manhattan campus.

6 Columbus
6 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019

The Empire Hotel
44 W. 63rd St.
New York, NY 10023

The Hudson Hotel
356 West 58th St.
New York, NY 10019

Hampton Inn Manhattan
851 Eighth Ave. (at 51st Street)
New York, NY 10019

Residence Inn Manhattan/Times Square
1033 Ave. of the Americas
New York, NY 10018

Courtyard Marriott Times Square South
114 W. 40th St.
New York, NY 10018

Things to do

The following are experience recommendations for out-of-town visitors:

Long Island

New York City

Schedule of Events
8 a.m. Parking lots open and shuttle service begins.
8:15 a.m. Students report to President’s Stadium.
8:30 a.m. Main tent opens for guest seating. Graduates line up in President's Stadium.
9 a.m. Student processional begins. Webcast begins at
11:15 a.m. Commencement ceremony ends. Graduates and guests proceed to individual school ceremonies taking place in tents near the main tent. Please look for the large color banners on each tent for your specific school:

  • College of Arts and Sciences (red)
  • School of Architecture and Design (purple)
  • School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Education (blue)
  • School of Engineering and Computing Sciences (Main Tent)
  • School of Health Professions (green)
  • School of Management (yellow)
11:30 a.m. School ceremonies begin
1:30 p.m. School ceremonies end
Directions, Parking, and Shuttle service

Directions to NYIT-Old Westbury

Because of the number of visitors, on-campus parking is limited and normal traffic patterns DO NOT apply! Upon arrival, please follow the directions of the police and the parking staff.

On-campus parking will be closed shortly after the commencement ceremony begins. Guests who arrive after campus parking lots are filled will be re-directed to the adjacent LIU Post campus on Northern Boulevard, just east of NYIT-Old Westbury, and transported via shuttle bus to the main tent. Please allow yourself extra time for delays and parking.

Shuttle Service on Campus
Shuttle service around campus, as well as from the LlU Post campus, will be available. Staff will direct graduates and guests to pick-up/drop-off locations. Some parking fields are within walking distance of the tents.

LIRR – Manhasset Train Station
Complimentary round-trip shuttle service will be available to and from the Manhasset LIRR train station. Trains arriving at the Manhasset station from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. will be met by a shuttle bus to campus. Anyone arriving after 10:30 a.m. will need to arrange for cab service. Shuttle buses will leave for the Manhasset LIRR station from noon to 2:30 p.m.

Manhasset LIRR schedule

NYIT-Manhattan Round-Trip Shuttle
Complimentary round-trip shuttle service will be available from the Manhattan campus on a first-come, first-served basis. The commencement shuttle bus reservation site is now closed. For questions, please email The shuttles will depart in front of the Edward Guiliano Global Center (located at 1855 Broadway, between 61st and 60th street) at 7 a.m. Please note: The last bus to leave from the Old Westbury campus to Manhattan after commencement will depart at 3 p.m. There may be wait times of one hour between bus departures.

Disability and special assistance

NYIT is pleased to provide assistance to guests with special needs. Commencement staff is available to direct and assist people with disabilities. Restroom facilities are located near the tents.

Shuttle service with wheelchair access is available. For those guests with disabilities, please drop off any guest requiring special assistance at the bus stop in each lot and then park your car. Upon arrival to the main tent, proceed to the Disability and Special Assistance tent where ushers will assist via golf carts. Only the person with the disability is able to ride in the cart; other guests are asked to walk.

Please plan to arrive by 8:30 a.m. in order to ensure timely assistance.

  • If you are a student who has special assistance needs, please contact
  • If help is needed for hearing or visual impairment, notify us by April 21 at 516.686.1177 or
  • Due to high demand, guests will experience delays in shuttle service immediately before and after the ceremonies.
  • Guests who arrive after the campus parking lots are filled will be re-directed to LIU Post campus on Northern Boulevard just east of NYIT, and transported via shuttle bus to the main tent.
Food and beverages

Refreshments from NYIT's Dining Services are available for purchase from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.