Frequently Asked Questions
Please read through this FAQ carefully. It contains important Commencement Ceremony deadlines. Missing a deadline may prevent you from participating in the exercises. Please note that by receiving this FAQ you are a prospective graduate. It does not confirm that you will be graduating. You are only an official graduate of Touro College after final certification of records.
Am I eligible to participate in the Commencement Ceremony?
You are eligible to participate in the Commencement Ceremony if you applied for and received a September 2011 or January 2012 degree, or if you have applied for a June 2012 graduation date.
Is the fee I pay when I submit my graduation application waived if I do not choose to participate in the Commencement Ceremony?
No. All students must pay the graduation fee whether or not they participate in the Commencement Ceremony.
Where is the Commencement Ceremony being held and how do I get there?
The June 2012 Commencement Ceremony will be held at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center (Columbus Avenue and 65th Street New York, New York)
* Students will enter through the Main Lobby entrance of Avery Fisher Hall (Columbus Avenue).
* Guests will enter through the Main Lobby entrance of Avery Fisher Hall (Columbus Avenue).
What time is the ceremony and when should I enter? Where should I enter?
Graduates may enter the building beginning at 8:30AM through the main lobby entrance of Avery Fisher Hall.
Graduates must arrive no later than 9:15AM.
The Commencement Ceremony begins promptly at 10AM on Monday, June 4, 2012.
What time should my guests arrive?
The main lobby entrance of Avery Fisher Hall will open at 8:30AM; however, guests will not be allowed to enter the auditorium until 9:30AM.
Can I get in if I am late?
Any graduate arriving later than 9:30AM may be denied entrance into Avery Fisher Hall or may be seated in the audience, at the discretion of Touro College and Avery Fisher Hall staff.
How should I dress?
Please dress in business attire. Jeans, t-shirts, sneakers, or flip-flops are not appropriate attire for the Commencement Ceremony.
How do I order my cap and gown?
2012 graduates must order their caps and gowns online from Oak Hall Cap and Gown.
To order your cap and gown please go visit Oak Hall.
All caps and gowns must be ordered by Sunday, April 15, 2012.
Where do I pick up my Commencement Packet (cap, gown, and tickets)?
Commencement Packets may be picked up as follows (unless otherwise advised by your program chair):
Dates: Monday, May 7 (10AM-5PM), Tuesday, May 8 (10AM-5PM), Wednesday, May 9 (10-5PM), Thursday, May 10 (10AM-5PM), Friday, May 11 (10AM-1PM), Monday, May 14 (10AM-5PM).
Location: 43 W. 23 Street, 2nd floor student lounge
Where can I pick up my tickets and how many will I receive?
Tickets will be included in your Commencement Packet.
Each candidate will be given one (1) Student Ticket for admission into Avery Fisher Hall. This ticket is not transferable to guests or other participants. Be sure to bring this ticket with you the day of graduation. Without it, you will be denied entrance into Avery Fisher Hall.
Each candidate will receive two (2) Guest Tickets.
Be sure that family members and guests arrive with their tickets. Avery Fisher Hall security personnel will not admit guests into the building without tickets under any circumstance.
Children two years of age and older must have a Guest Ticket for admittance.
When is the last day to apply for graduation?
The last day to apply for a June 2012 graduation date is Tuesday, May 1, 2012.
Candidates are expected to pick up their Commencement Packets in person. In the event that you are unable to pick up your packet, you may send a representative who must present the following:
- A signed letter from you authorizing the pick up
- A copy of your photo ID
Are there accommodations for the disabled?
Yes. Avery Fisher Hall has entrance and seating accommodations for physically challenged participants and guests.