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Baccalaureate Mass & Commencement Ceremony

Baccalaureate Mass

TIME: 6 P.M.
LOCATION: St. James Cathedral Basilica | 250 Cathedral Place | Brooklyn, NY 11201
CELEBRANT: The Most Reverend Bishop Octavio Cisneros, Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens.

  • All Graduates should meet at the Co-Cathedral at 5 p.m. in gowns (leave hood/cap/tassel at home) to prepare for the procession. Doors open at 5 p.m.
  • All guests planning to attend the Mass will require a ticket for entry into St. James. If you have yet to request a ticket to the Mass, please contact our office.
  • The Cathedral Basilica is just a 15 minute walk from the College.
  • Parking is very limited. For subway directions, visit the Cathedral’s website.

Spring Commencement

TIME: 12 P.M.
LOCATION: Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk | 3052 West 21st Street | Brooklyn, NY 11224
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Michelle Miller, Emmy Award-Winning Anchor & Reporter, CBS, New York

  • Graduates are asked to report no later than 10 a.m.
  • Full academic attire is required: cap, gown, hood and tassel. 
  • Each guest will require a ticket to gain entry into the Amphitheater.
  • Doors open at 10 a.m. and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.  
  • Graduates do not require a ticket. 
  • Guest tickets for Commencement are located in your commencement packet.


  • The Amphitheater is easily accessible via public transportation. 
  • For subway directions, visit the Amphitheater’s website.
  • Parking is also abundant in Coney Island.  There are parking lots (fee will be charged) located adjacent to both MCU Park and the Ford Amphitheater. 
  • Once you get off the subway or you find a parking spot, we advise you to walk directly to the Coney Island Boardwalk, make a right turn, and proceed to the Ford Amphitheater. 
  • Members of our team will be there to guide you every step of the way.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at (718)-489-5271 or email us at

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