We have become aware of some misunderstandings following the Thursday announcement regarding Commencement; we apologize for any confusion that resulted from this message. During the past several days and weeks, the College has continued to evaluate the current COVID-19 environment, in order to determine the best protocols to adopt for our June 2, 2022, Commencement Ceremony. Although we previously addressed these concerns through the securing of an event location large enough to safely accommodate the number of expected attendees, and by making masks available at the points of entry to the event, we have heard the ongoing concerns of some in our community about safety and gradually increasing COVID-19 numbers in the community, and, in response to these concerns, the College is adopting the following additional safety protocols for this event:
- All attendees will be required to wear masks while indoors;
- Attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination or testing ("home tests" will not be sufficient to show proof of a negative test.) Staff will be assigned at the point of entry to verify proof of vaccination or testing; the proof may be demonstrated through:
- CUNY Cleared4 Access Pass;
- Excelsior Pass;
- Proof of negative PCR test taken within the past seven days.
Thank you again for the concern each of you has shown regarding safety and the responsibility you have demonstrated in taking a personal role in protecting our Community from COVID-19. We look forward to seeing you, at a celebration of commencement that is both safe for our attendees, while honoring and recognizing the accomplishments of our graduates.