Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 4 p.m.
Avery Fisher Hall-Lincoln Center
Broadway and Sixty-Fifth Street, New York City
Each graduate will receive (5) tickets. Everyone, even the littlest member of the Cardozo community, including infants, will need a ticket—it’s Lincoln Center’s policy. Graduates do not need a ticket as the commencement attire serves as entry into the hall. If extra tickets are needed for commencement, graduates will be able to sign up for a lottery during cap and gown pick up to receive (1) additional commencement ticket. The lottery will be pulled on Monday, May 13th. Winners will be notified via email on that day as well.
If extra tickets are still available after the first lottery, details on a second lottery will be announced.
Graduates are encouraged to return tickets that will NOT be used to the Special Events office (Rm 1006) as soon as possible so that they can be made available to your classmates through the lottery.
Seating for guests is unreserved. Numbers on tickets do not refer to seat numbers, and available seats are taken on a first-come/first-served basis. The ceremony is approximately 2 hours long.
Cap and Gown Distribution Information for Graduates:
Monday, May 6th - Thursday, May 9th
Room 1101 between the hours of 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday, May 10th
Room 1101 between the hours of 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. ONLY
Remember to allow for enough time to fill out a few required forms when you come to pick up your cap and gown.
Graduates with guests who use wheelchairs or have other special needs should contact the Office of Special Events at (212) 790-0414 no later than Friday, May 17th. Accommodations must be made in advance of the ceremony. If your guests are asked to report to the hall at a specific time, they should arrive promptly. This is especially important if someone has difficulty walking, or would tire easily if asked to wait. We do not have access to all parts of the hall at the same time, and will arrange arrival times for people with special needs to minimize their wait. Arriving too early or too late might result in unnecessary discomfort or inconvenience for your guests.
Island Photography, the official graduation photographer, will be taking three photographs of each graduate: one as he/she shakes hands with the Dean, a second photo as he/she is being hooded, and a third photo right after he/she walks off the stage. Island Photography will also take candid photographs outside in the Lincoln Center Plaza after graduation. Proofs will be mailed to each student after graduation, and you may order copies directly from the studio. For more information on the photos or for ordering photos after graduation, please visit www.islandphoto.com
In addition to photography on graduation day during the ceremony, Island Photography will also be at Cardozo taking professional cap and gown and business casual portraits on April 24th from 10am -6pm. Caps and gowns will be provided for your portraits. Portrait sessions are $10 and last about 9 minutes. Proofs will be available for purchase online and sent to the mailing address you provide. Appointments are required. Sign up online to make an appointment on Island Photography’s site at: http://appointments.islandphoto.com/App/Client.aspx?ClientID=32
Parking and Directions to Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center:
Please visit Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts website for directions to the ceremony venue and parking in the area: http://lc.lincolncenter.org/visitor-guide/directions
Accomodations in New York City for Graduates Family and Friends:
Rooms have been blocked at the Roger Smith Hotel (http://www.rogersmith.com/) in Midtown during May 24th - 29th at a group rate of $195 per night, plus taxes in a standard room with 1 or 2 beds. The cut-off date for booking rooms at this hotel is Friday, April 5th, 2013. Additionally the cancelation policy will be by Friday, May 3rd, 2013.
Rooms have also been blocked at the Jade Hotel (http://www.thejadenyc.com/) near Cardozo on 13th street for May 27th and 28th at a group rate of $329 per day plus taxes. Please contact the hotel for further details.
Download the Class of 2013 Grad Survey