A Look at Winter Commencement 2017

Spring Commencement

Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 2, 150 Furman Place, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Time: 11:00am

Baccalaureate Mass

Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Location: St. Joseph's Co-Cathedral, 856 Pacific Street, Brooklyn, NY 11238 (Directions)
Time: 6:00pm

Commencement Ticket Request Information

  • Please note that the Ceremony will be ticketed. You may receive up to 4 tickets, so please plan accordingly. A ticket request will be emailed with your e-invite.
  • When considering tickets, do not count yourself. Tickets are for your guests only. Seats have already been reserved for you.
  • If extra tickets are available, they will be distributed at Extra Ticket Pick-Up on Friday, May 19, starting at 9:00am.

Cap & Gown Order Information
All candidates participating in the ceremony must place an order for a cap, gown and hood. When you place your order, you will also have the opportunity to order St. Francis College graduation announcements, thank-you notes, personal notes, souvenir tassels, and certificates of appreciation for your relatives or mentors. These items may be purchased by visiting the website listed below.

In order to ensure that you have an appropriately sized cap and gown at Commencement, you will need to know the following information:

  • Your height when wearing shoes
  • Your weight
  • Your major
  • Your degree (A.A., B.A., B.S., B.A./M.A., B.S./M.S., M.S., CPM)

You can begin ordering your cap and gown TODAY. You must order your cap and gown by Friday, March 17.The web address where your cap and gown can be order is www.herffjones.com/college/graduation. Remember to type in St. Francis College (not Saint Francis College) when asked to “Search for your school.” On March 17, the website will close. Late orders will result in additional charges, so if there is any chance you may participate at Commencement, please place an order for a cap and gown by the deadline. You cannot participate in Commencement without a cap, gown, hood and tassel.

The price breakdown for Cap & Gown are as follows:

Associate’s Degree: $50
Bachelor’s Degree: $53
Master’s Degree: $57

Cap & Gown Pick-Up Information
You must pick up your cap and gown in the Cafeteria on Wednesday and Thursday, April 19 and 20 between 10am-7pm. This is the only date scheduled for cap and gown distribution. We ask that you please budget at least 15 minutes for this to take place. If your cap and gown is not picked up during this time period, a late fee will be assessed.

Formal Invitation and Commencement Procedures
In the upcoming months, you will receive additional correspondence regarding Commencement procedures and a formal e-invitation.

Additional Commencement Information
Graduation Announcements: Visit www.herffjones.com/college/graduation

or contact our account representative, Paul Reilly, at pjreill@aol.com.

Diploma Plaques: Visit www.fondmemoriesgraphics.com to see what type of plaque you would like to order. Discount will be available at cap and gown pick-up

Senior Class Gift: If you have not had the opportunity to make your class gift, please visit the 2017 Senior Class Gift site at www.donate.sfc.edu/seniorclassgift. Help your class reach 100% as every gift counts towards creating a brighter future for the Terriers of today and tomorrow.

Senior Class Rings: Visit www.herffjones.com/college/rings or contact our account representative, Paul Reilly, at pjreill@aol.com.

Senior Portraits: February 6 - February 10. Please contact the Office of Student Engagement at 718-489-5215 or via email at rgonzalez132@sfc.edu to make your appointment.

Hotel Rates for Guests

Please contact the College’s Commencement office to discuss discounts and reservations for Commencement families.

  • Brooklyn Bridge Marriott: 333 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201, Phone: 1-877-513-6305.
  • Hampton Inn Brooklyn: 125 Flatbush Ave Ext Brooklyn, NY 11201, Phone: 718-875-8800

Guests Unable to Attend Commencement?
For those unable to attend Commencement, a video of the ceremony will be available on the College website, sfc.edu, in the days following the ceremony.

If you have any questions, or if you have any friends who are expecting to participate in Commencement, but have yet to receive this email, please have them contact our office at 718-489-5372, via email at events@sfc.edu, or by visiting Room 7304B.


Additional Commencement Information

Senior Portraits (For Spring Candidates)
Monday, February 6 – Friday, February 10, Volpe Lounge(2nd Floor)
Sign-up information will be sent to you from the Office of Student Activities.

Class Rings
Class Rings are ordered through one of our preferred class ring vendors: Balfour and Herff Jones. Sales representatives from Herff Jones Ring Company will be present in the Cafeteria on April 18th (Cap and Gown Pick-Up Day) from 10am-7pm. You can also visit them at http://www.herffjones.com/.

Graduation Announcements
Graduation Announcements can be ordered when you pick-up your cap and gown. For advanced purchases, you can visit the Herff Jones website at https://collegegrad.herffjones.com/

Diploma Plaques
Visit http://www.fondmemoriesgraphics.com/ to see what type of plaque you would like to order. Wait to place your order during cap and gown distribution day when generous discounts will be available.

Senior Class Gift
If you have not had the opportunity to make your class gift, please visit the Office of Development on the 8th Floor. Help your class reach 100% participation as every gift counts towards creating a brighter future for Terriers of today and tomorrow.

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