General Parking and Seating

Parking Information 

Parking on campus will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis for all lots. Family and guests are encouraged to arrive before 9:45 a.m. to better ensure a parking space. Vehicular access to the campus becomes increasingly difficult as the parking lots become filled.

East campus lots, including Beck, Lower West Cedar, Upper West Cedar, and Fulton Street lots will be available for guest parking. The Mid-Rise, Dyson, and Fontaine lots are reserved for vehicles with handicapped license plates, handicapped parking placards issued by a municipality, or special parking permits issued by the Registrar’s office.

The Foy lot is reserved for the platform party, invited dignitaries, and handicapped permits. Guests with handicapped permits should enter the North Entrance only. There is no access to handicapped parking from the South Entrance.

The Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center will also be available for parking at no cost. A shuttle bus will be available to transport guests to and from the graduation site. The last shuttle back to the Medical Center will be at 2:45 p.m.

Once lots are full, the campus will be closed to vehicles until after the ceremony. Vehicles parked off campus will not be allowed to enter the main campus for at least 90 minutes after the ceremony to allow parking lots to empty out.

For a complete list of parking sites and instructions, see our Parking Information & Map link on the Commencement website( This year Lower West Cedar, Upper West Cedar, and Fulton Street lots will be available for guest parking.

General Seating

Admittance to the outdoor ceremony is by general admission. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, and no saving of seats will be allowed. Students are asked to limit their party to six guests out of consideration for their fellow graduates.

During the ceremony please inform your guests to follow the directives of the security staff and ushers. All persons must stay within the roped-off areas to allow the best visibility for everyone. Please do not block the view of others by standing on chairs or in the aisles. 

In addition to the outdoor seating area, the College has arranged for a special live-viewing of the ceremony to be broadcast indoors in several campus locations. Please see Closed Circuit Viewing for further information.

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