Communications Archive—Undergraduate

 

Commencement 2024 Communications Archive—Undergraduate Ceremonies

An archive of emails sent to students graduating with an associate's or bachelor's degree who plan to participate in the spring 2024 commencement ceremonies.

Have you: 

  • Applied for graduation?
  • Ordered your cap and gown?
  • Requested tickets for your ceremony? 

COMPLETE YOUR CHECKLIST

THE DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR GRADUATION, ORDER REGALIA, AND RESERVE CEREMONY TICKETS IS MARCH 31. 

Opt in to receive SMS text messages for timely reminders. 

As always, fitnyc.edu/commencement is the best place to get all details and information about commencement.

Don't forget! A cap and gown are required to attend commencement.

ORDER YOUR REGALIA FROM HERFF JONES

The deadline is March 31.

You may order your regalia to be picked up at the FIT Campus Store during campus pickup days or have it delivered to your home for an extra charge.

Review the student checklist to ensure you've completed all the necessary steps to attend your ceremony before the March 31 deadlines.

Opt in to receive SMS text messages for timely reminders. 

As always, fitnyc.edu/commencement is the best place to get all details and information about commencement.

There is still time to apply for graduation, order your cap and gown, and request tickets for commencement!

REVIEW THE COMMENCEMENT CHECKLIST

Review the student checklist to ensure you've completed all the necessary steps to attend your ceremony before the March 31 deadlines.

Opt in to receive SMS text messages for timely reminders. 

As always, fitnyc.edu/commencement is the best place to go all details and information about commencement.

We look forward to celebrating with you in May!

Graduation Portrait Sessions will be available on campus

Attention, Spring 2024 Grads: Sign up to take your graduation photos on campus!

Thornton Studios will be at FIT:

  • Tuesday–Thursday, March 12–14: 11 am–2 pm and 3–6 pm each day
  • Monday–Friday, May 6–10: 11 am–2 pm and 3–6 pm each day

Schedule your appointment ahead of time (instructions are below) or simply stop by Room A734 on the Seventh Floor of the Dubinsky Student Center during the allotted times.

Graduates can also schedule their appointments at Thornton Studios at any time by visiting thorntonstudio.com selecting "Schedule Appointment" and using School Code: 02866.

Grad Portrait FAQs and Tips:

  • We recommend that you dress as you would for a job interview.
  • Cap and gown will be available.
  • You will receive portraits with 10 poses.
  • Portraits are taken from the waist up.
  • The portrait sitting is FREE.

Tickets for the 2024 Commencement Ceremonies at Rumsey Playfield are now available. 

You must complete this form in order to attend commencement and request guest tickets for your ceremony at Central Park.

RESERVE YOUR COMMENCEMENT TICKETS

Need to know the date and time of your major’s ceremony? Find it here.

Want to receive SMS text messages to be alerted about information like this on your phone in the future? Sign up here.

Tickets for the 2024 Commencement Ceremonies at Rumsey Playfield will be available starting Friday, March 1, at noon. 

You must complete this form in order to attend commencement and request guest tickets for your ceremony at Central Park.

RESERVE YOUR COMMENCEMENT TICKETS

Need to know the date and time of your major’s ceremony? Find it here.

Want to receive SMS text messages to be alerted about information like this on your phone in the future? Sign up here.

Dear Graduating Students,

Commencement is a special event for the college, for our students, and for their families. We continue to look forward to the opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate all that our students have accomplished. 

FIT will hold its 79th commencement exercises at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park on Wednesday and Thursday, May 22 and 23, 2024. There will be six ceremonies grouped by school and program majors; you will be invited to attend the ceremony that corresponds with your program. The schedule for the undergraduate ceremonies is as follows:

2024 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony Schedule 

Wednesday, May 22
Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology

10 am 
Fashion Business Management

1:15 pm 
Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing
Entrepreneurship for the Fashion and Design Industries
Home Products Development
International Trade and Marketing for the Fashion Industries
Production Management: Fashion and Related Industries
Technical Design
Textile Development and Marketing

4:30 pm
Advertising and Marketing Communications
Direct and Interactive Marketing
 
Thursday, May 23
School of Art and Design/School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

10 am
Advertising and Digital Design
Animation, Interactive Media, and Game Design
Communication Design Foundation
Fine Arts
Graphic Design
Illustration
Packaging Design
Spatial Experience Design

1:15 pm
Fashion Design

4:30 pm 
Art History and Museum Professions
Fabric Styling
Film and Media
Footwear and Accessories Design
Interior Design
Jewelry Design
Menswear
Photography and Related Media
Textile/Surface Design
Toy Design

At each ceremony there will be a family celebration where you and your guests are encouraged to enjoy refreshments, take family portraits, and pick up gifts and festive items. 

The ticket reservation form will open on March 1. A link to the form will be shared with students at that time.

Students who plan to graduate can expect updates with important deadlines. Continue to check your FIT email and opt in to receive SMS text messages for timely reminders. As always, fitnyc.edu/commencement will be the best place to go for the most comprehensive details and information about commencement. 

I wish you a productive semester and I look forward to celebrating with you in May!

Dr. Joyce F. Brown 
President
Fashion Institute of Technology

I am very pleased to announce the dates for the 2024 undergraduate and graduate commencement exercises next spring.

Similar to last year, FIT will hold six undergraduate ceremonies at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, on Wednesday and Thursday, May 22 and 23, 2024.

Once again, we will be able to hold a Family Celebration event before and after each ceremony so all can enjoy refreshments, take photos at our step and repeat, and partake of special commencement activities and gifts. 

This year we will be able to group students by major/degree program in each of the six commencement sessions over the two days which will enable you to participate with your classmates for the official ceremony. Further details will be shared early in the spring semester. 

The conferral of degrees and a hooding ceremony for the master’s degree candidates of the School of Graduate Studies will take place at 6 pm on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, in the Morris W. and Fannie B. Haft Theater at FIT.

You can expect regular commencement updates, with details and important deadlines to register for graduation, order graduation regalia, and make guest ticket reservations. You are encouraged to check the commencement webpage regularly for additional information and updates. Find it at fitnyc.edu/commencement.

I hope you have a productive rest of the fall semester.

Dr. Joyce F. Brown
President
Fashion Institute of Technology

This page last updated: April 1, 2024.