Congratulations to the class of 2020!

Manhattanville College will hold its 2020 Commencement ceremonies and Baccalaureate on the dates and times as follows:

Graduate & Doctoral Commencement
Thursday May 14, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.
Quad — Rain or Shine

Friday May 15, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.
O'Bryne Chapel

Undergraduate Commencement
Saturday May 16, 2020 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 pick-up information to follow. 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


The Graduate & Doctoral Commencement, and the Undergraduate Commencement will be held on the Quad — rain or shine.


You MUST RSVP so we can have the correct number of seats available for candidates. The RSVP links are now closed. To RSVP to Commencement, please contact the Registrar’s Office at 914-323-5337 or

Report Times

Graduate/Doctoral Candidates report to the East Room on Thursday at 4:45 p.m. Baccalaureate Recipients report to the Ophir Room on Friday at 3:30 p.m. Undergraduate Candidates report to the East Room on Saturday at 8:30 a.m.


Seating is on a first come, first served basis. In case of severe weather, ceremonies will be relocated to the O’Byrne Chapel, which has a seating limit of two guests per graduate. Two Severe Weather Tickets will be included with graduates cap and gown pick-up. Ceremony video streaming will be available online and in various locations on campus.

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. Both ceremonies will be held outside on our Quad lawn, rain or shine. Please review the Severe Weather Plan.

Live Stream

The Undergraduate and Graduate ceremonies can be streamed live for free. More information will be available as the ceremony date approaches.

Accessible Information

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