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Commencement

Spring 2024 Commencement

May 17, 2024
12 P.M. - 6 P.M.
Kings Theatre
1027 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY

St. Francis College is excited to announce its Commencement activities for the Class of 2024 — the largest class in our 165-year history. This year's Commencement ceremony will take place on Friday, May 17, at noon at the historic Kings Theatre. Located in the heart of Brooklyn, the Kings Theatre boasts stunning architecture that has made it a beloved cultural landmark for generations.

RSVP links for the event and additional information will be sent closer to Commencement Week activities.

Commencement Ceremony Program

  • Processional
  • Invocation
  • National Anthem
  • President’s Welcome Remarks
  • Honorary Degree Presentation
  • Keynote Address
  • Valedictory Addresses (Undergraduate Ceremony)
  • Individual Presentation of Candidates by Academic Dean
  • Conferral of Degrees
  • Benediction
  • Alma Mater
  • Recessional

Graduates are asked to RSVP here.

Each student will receive up to 5 tickets to their respective ceremony. Tickets will be distributed at Cap and Gown pick-up on April 24, 25 and May 3 with specific instructions related to Commencement. All guests (except children under 1) require a ticket. Strollers are not permitted in the Kings Theatre.

Please note that with the reconfiguration of the Commencement Ceremony structure, we will not be hosting Division Academic Ceremonies that were referenced in previous correspondence. The Nursing Pinning Ceremony will still take place as planned on May 9th.

We want to assure you that our Commencement team is committed to creating a moment that truly matters for you and your family. Your presence and participation are invaluable, and we are dedicated to making this event as inclusive and celebratory as possible. In return, we kindly ask that you embrace the Franciscan value of hospitality that has been a cornerstone of your experience at St. Francis College. Please stay for the entire ceremony, honoring and respecting every graduate and their family members from the beginning to the end. Each person deserves the same courtesy and respect that you would want for yourself.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Commencement Team at [email protected]. We are here to support you every step of the way and ensure that your graduation day is truly memorable.

Thank you for your invaluable input, and congratulations once again on your upcoming graduation. We look forward to celebrating with you and your loved ones at the Kings Theatre.

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