LIU Post & Riverhead
May 5, 2023 | Bethpage Federal Credit Union Stadium, Post campus

Student Information

All graduates are encouraged to participate in the Commencement Ceremony. The ceremony will feature several commencement remarks and speakers, and each student physically in attendance will be recognized by name.

Ceremony Format

Long Island University will host its Commencement for the Class of 2023 in-person. Graduates will receive an invitation via LIU email with a link to RSVP. To participate in the ceremony and R.S.V.P. your maximum of eight (8) guests, please click here. Please note, due to space limitations additional tickets are not available.

The Ceremony will take place as follows:

  • Graduate Line-up Begins: 9:30 a.m.
  • Faculty and Platform Line-up Begins: 10 a.m.
  • Undergraduate, Graduate and Doctoral Ceremony Begins: 10:30 a.m. 

Commencement will be streamed live on the Commencement Website for others to view.

Inclement Weather Plan

Long Island University may move its Commencement for the Class of 2023 indoors in the event of anticipated inclement weather. The decision to implement the inclement weather plan will be determined a few days in advance of the ceremony using the available information at that time. If moved indoors, there will be two separate ceremonies and graduates will be permitted three (3) tickets each. Please note, due to space limitations additional tickets are not available.

In the event of the inclement weather plan, the Ceremonies will take place as follows:

  • Undergraduate Ceremony: 10:30 a.m. in the Pratt Recreation Center (Graduate Line-up at 9:30 a.m.)
  • Graduate and Doctoral Ceremony: 2:30 p.m. in the Pratt Recreation Center (Graduate Line-up at 1:30 p.m.)

Cap and Gown

All students can purchase a cap and gown through the University Bookstore. The cap and gown will be shipped directly to each student’s home or available for pick-up at the bookstore for on-campus students. For more information on purchasing a Cap and Gown, please click here

Please note:  Graduates must be in good financial standing and have satisfied their financial bill in order to pick-up their cap and gown and participate in Commencement.

Official Program

Each graduating student will receive a digital copy of the Official Commencement Program. The program will have a schedule of events, names of all graduates, and list honors and recognition.