Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law's Fortieth Annual Commencement.

May 29, 2018 at 4pm David Geffen Hall-Lincoln Center
Broadway and Sixty-Fifth StreetNew York City

2018 Graduation Memo, JD .pdf

Each graduate will receive (6) 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 a date to be determined. Winners will be notified via email on the day the lottery is pulled. 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.

Special Accommodations:
Graduates with guests who use wheelchairs or have other special needs should contact the Office of Special Events at (212) 790-0367 no later than Monday, May 14th. 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

Parking and Directions to David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center:
Please visit Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts website for directions to the ceremony venue and parking in the area: