The commencement ceremony includes:

The academic procession, invocation, the national anthem, greeting from the president, student greetings (UG), 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

Safety Protocols

We will be working in accordance with local and state safety guidelines.  Please check back for more details.  

MAY 12th & 14th 2022

Thursday, May 12 2022 | 6 p.m.
Graduate and Doctoral Commencement

Saturday, May 14 2022 | 10 a.m. 
Undergraduate Commencement 

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Report Times - Please be punctual!

May 12
6 pm | Doctoral & Graduate Commencement Ceremony
4:30 pm - Family check-in
4:30 pm - Student Check-in

May 14
10 am | Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony
8:30 am - Family check-in
8:30 am - Student Check-in



Please note:

  • Commencement ceremonies will be held outdoors, rain or shine.
  • In case of severe weather, ceremonies will be held in the Chapel and seating will be limited.  Screening locations will be set-up around campus.  More details to come.  
  • Signs will be posted for restroom locations.

Commencement Handbook

Our Commencement Handbook should answer any questions and outline protocols for a safe event.  We recommend you download it and review it before coming to campus. link

Formal Portraits at the Castle

Appointments for formal cap and gown portraits are available through Island Photography.  There is a $10 session fee.  Please come in business attire. Cap and Gown provided.  Get headshots for LinkedIn and other professional sites.  Contact


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

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

All of our Commencement ceremonies are live streamed. Closed captioning is available on all of our Commencement live streams. Links to the live streams are available on our homepage at Ticketed guests at the ceremonies can access Manhattanville’s free WiFi – “Mville Wireless.” Each of our ceremonies are recorded and available to view after Commencement as well.

Accessible Information

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

Directions to Campus

We are located close to exits off of 684, 287, and the Merritt/Hutchinson River Parkway

Enviromental Concerns

Due to potential environmental concerns regarding both Mylar and Latex balloons, Manhattanville College has chosen not to sell balloons on campus for this year’s commencement activities. Mylar balloons, made from a non-biodegradable resin called polyethylene terephthalate, is a metallic foil that conducts electricity and can cause outages when tangled in power lines. Though latex balloons are biodegradable, it can take anywhere from six months to four years to completely break down, and can cause unnecessary harm to local wildlife.

Academic Attire

Academic regalia is ordered through Herff Jones. Graduates can purchase their academic regalia through the Manhattanville College Bookstore. In order to participate in Commencement, you must wear the proper academic regalia. For further details please contact the Manhattanville Bookstore by phone (914.323.5323) or by email: Bookstore Hours: coming soon!

Move Out Information

Moving Out of Residence Halls

More information to come!