Congratulations to the class of 2017!

Manhattanville College will hold its 2017 Commencement ceremonies and Baccalaureate on the dates and times as follows:

Graduate & Doctoral Commencement
Thursday May 18, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
O'Bryne Chapel

Saturday May 20, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
O'Bryne Chapel

Undergraduate Commencement
Sunday May 21, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
Quad - Rain or Shine

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, please visit the Registrar's Offices Diploma Webpage for diploma pickup instructions.

If you have questions regarding Commencement please review the F.A.Q page. If you can't find the answer to your question, please email



Graduate & Doctoral Commencement and the Baccalaureate will be held in O'Bryne Chapel. Undergraduate Commencement will be held on the Quad - rain or shine.


The RSVP process will be available February 2017

Report Times

Graduate/Doctoral Candidates report to the East Room on Thursday at 5:30pm. Baccalaureate Recipients report to the Ophir Room on Saturday at 12:00 Noon. Undergraduate Candidates report to the East Room on Sunday at 8:30am.


Each Graduate/Doctoral Candidate will receive 2 guest tickets for the O’Byrne Chapel. There is no reserved seating for the undergraduate ceremony, so no tickets are required. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. We suggest that students invite up to six family members

Academic Attire

Information on what to wear, hood colors, and ordering your cap and gown.

Hotel Accommodations

Find special rates at local hotels for families visiting campus.


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. Undergraduate Ceremony will be held outside on our Quad lawn, rain or shine.

Live Stream

The Thursday ceremony beginning at 7 p.m. and the Sunday ceremony beginning at 10 a.m. can be streamed live, for free at Go Valiants

Accessible Information

For individuals requiring accessible parking and/or seating, please click here for more information.