Three St. Francis College graduates standing near the Manhattan skyline

Winter Commencement

Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Location: St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church, 19 Sidney Place, Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201
Time: Baccalaureate Mass at 3pm; Commencement Ceremony immediately follows Baccalaureate Mass

Click here to view invitation

Commencement Ticket Request Information

  • Please note that the Ceremony will be ticketed. You may receive up to 5 tickets, so please plan accordingly. To request tickets, please click on the following link:
  • When considering tickets, do not count yourself. Tickets are for your guests only. Seats have already been reserved for you.- The deadline to order tickets is Tuesday, November 28.
  • If extra tickets are available, they will be distributed at Extra Ticket Pick-Up on Friday, January 12th, starting at 9am at SFC.

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, November 3rd.The web address where your cap and gown can be order is Remember to type in St. Francis College (not Saint Francis College) when asked to “Search for your school.” On November 4th, 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 Monday, December 4th or Tuesday, December 5th 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.

We are dedicating 2 entire days for pick-up your cap and gown. If you work on a Monday or a Tuesday and are not on traditionally on campus, we kindly ask that you work with your supervisors (if possible) to make arrangements to pick-up your cap and gown.

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 or contact our account representative, Paul Reilly, at

Diploma Plaques: Visit 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 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 or contact our account representative, Paul Reilly, at

Senior Portraits: November 6th – November 10th. Please contact the Office of Student Engagement at 718-489-5215 or via email at 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,, 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, or by visiting Room 7304B.

Commencement Video Highlight

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

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

Diploma Plaques
Visit 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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