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Commencement 2016

2016 Commencement Ceremony

Welcome to the joint commencement of LIU Pharmacy (Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences), LIU Brooklyn, LIU Global, and LIU Hudson of Long Island University. The ceremony, officiated by President Kimberly R. Cline, will celebrate the accomplishments of nearly 3,000 graduates as well as those of special distinguished guests. It will be an opportunity for you to share the excitement and importance of your academic accomplishments with peers, family, and friends, as the University’s Board of Trustees, Chancellors, Officers, faculty and staff pay tribute to you for the outstanding efforts you have shown in earning your degree.

Each graduate is recognized by name and will have their photo taken in cap and gown as they cross the main stage.

This landmark event will be held at New York's premier sports and entertainment arena,
Barclays Center
620 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11217
Tuesday, May 12, 2016
Ceremony begins at 10:00 a.m.

Campus Reception

There will be a barbecue at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, 2016 on the LIU Brooklyn Campus grounds for graduates and their guests.

Westchester Campus - Tuesday, May 10th at 4:30 p.m.
Rockland  Campus - Monday, May 9th at 4:30 p.m.

Eligibility Requirements

May Commencement Exercises are open to all students who graduated in September 2015, January 2016 and all those students who are legitimate candidates for graduation in May of 2016. If you are a candidate for May graduation you should have already filed an application for May degree with the Office Enrollment Services. Please check with your academic counselor to ensure all requirements are met for conferral of degree.


If you are graduating in May please note that your diploma will be mailed to you shortly after Commencement.

For more commencement information, click here.