January 2017 Commencement

Dear Candidate for January 2017 Commencement:

We are pleased to announce the January Commencement Ceremony will take place on Friday, January 27, 2017 in the Riesenberg Hall Gymnasium. This ceremony is for students meeting all of their degree requirements (for students in a license degree program, this include the passing of all seven modules of the USCG exam). 


The program is as follows:


  • 2:00pm                 Graduates Arrive, Riesenberg Hall Classrooms 906/907

  • 3:00pm                 Commencement Ceremony, Riesenberg Hall Gymnasium

  • 4:00pm                 Refreshments, Special Events Room


Immediately following the Commencement ceremony, you may collect your diploma and license (if applicable) in the Athletic Conference Room.

The official Commencement Announcement will be available for pick up starting on January 3, 2017.  Please visit Ms. Pat Norman in the Student Life Office, 1st floor of Baylis Hall from 9:30am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday.   Please inform Ms. Norman of your anticipated guest count for the ceremony.  If you have any questions, please contact her 718-409-7496 or at

The uniform for graduating cadets is Service Dress Blues.  Civilian students can order their cap and gown from the College Ship Store, 718-409-7342.  The deadline to order your cap and gown is January 3, 2017.  

On behalf of the faculty and staff, we extend to you our best wishes and congratulations. We have seen you grow and mature over the years into one of our nation’s finest college graduates.  You, and those close to you, should be proud of your accomplishments.

We look forward to seeing you on January 27, 2017.




Dr. Joseph C. Hoffman

Interim Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs




William J. Imbriale

Interim Dean of Students