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Brooklyn College Celebrates the Class of 2023
The 2023 commencement information provided is subject to change based on CUNY guidelines. In the interest of public health and well-being, state and federal guidelines for large gatherings will also be followed.
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The college holds one Commencement each academic year at the end of the spring semester. In order to participate in any activities related to commencement, students must file for graduation by the established deadlines. For commencement 2023, you must have graduated in summer 2022, fall 2022, or winter 2023, or have filed for graduation by the deadline for the spring 2023 or summer 2023 semesters.
Everything you need to know about Commencement.
Review the checklist carefully and make note of the stated deadlines.
Commencement and graduation are not the same. In order to participate in Commencement, you need to have filed for graduation by the deadline for the included semesters. In order to “graduate” and receive your diploma, you have to pass all your classes and meet your degree requirements. Spring and summer graduates are invited to participate in commencement even though their final grades or requirements are not complete. This means that we do not wait to see if students passed their classes or actually met all their requirements to allow them to participate in commencement. You simply have to file for graduation by the deadline for the included semesters.