Master's Ceremony: Faculty and Administrator Information

faculty member congratulating student after placing master's hood over their head

The commencement and hooding ceremony for master's degree candidates will be held on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, in the Haft Theater on the FIT campus.


  • 5 pm: Graduates arrive
  • 5 pm: The platform party and those participating in the procession are scheduled to arrive at Feldman Center, Room C205
  • 5:15 pm: Doors open for guests
  • 6 pm: Ceremony begins

Academic Regalia

Academic regalia—the traditional cap, gown, and tassel—is required attire for everyone participating in commencement exercises. Regalia will be available for pickup May 8 through 22 at Barnes & Noble at FIT.

Robing Area

A robing area has been set up in Feldman Center, Room C205. The area will be staffed by FIT personnel during the event, so personal belongings may be left there.

Following the recessional, the platform party will return to the robing area. Please note that administrators and faculty are responsible for returning rented regalia to Barnes & Noble at FIT.


The ceremony will be approximately one hour long from the start of the procession.


A reception for all in attendance will follow the ceremony in the Breezeway (located in front of the FIT Dining Hall). Hors d’oeuvres will be served. The reception will last approximately one hour.

Further details will be posted when available. This page last updated: April 28, 2023.