Congratulations to the class of 2016!

Manhattanville College will hold its 2016 Commencement ceremonies and Baccalaureate on the dates and times as follows:

Graduate & Doctoral Commencement Thursday May 12, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Baccalaureate Friday May 13, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
Undergraduate Commencement Saturday May 14, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

The commencement ceremony includes: the academic procession, invocation, the national anthem, greeting from the president, student greeting, presentation of candidates for honorary degrees, honorary degree recipient and keynote speaker, (graduate/doctoral ceremony has the addition of presenting doctoral candidates and hooding), presentation of college honors, presentation of candidates for degrees, conferring of degrees, alma mater and the recessional. Degrees will be conferred en masse. Diplomas will be distributed in the West Room of Reid Hall after the ceremony. If you are not attending commencement ceremonies, contact the Registrar's Office for your diploma.


Commencement ceremonies will be held outdoors on our Quad lawn, rain or shine.

Report Times

Graduate/Doctoral Candidates report to the East Room on Thursday at 5:30pm Undergraduate Candidates report to the East Room on Saturday at 9:30am


There is no reserved seating, so no tickets are required. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. We suggest that students invite up to six family members.


The RSVP process for both ceremonies is closed.


In the middle of May, the weather is usually mild. Depending on the forecast, guests may want to bring water, sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, and comfortable shoes.

Live Stream

The Thursday ceremony beginning at 7 p.m. and the Saturday ceremony beginning at 11 a.m. can be streamed live, for free at Go Valiants