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Eligibility Requirements

May Commencement Exercises are open to those students whose degrees were conferred in September 2013 and January 2014, and those who are candidates for graduation in May 2014.

To apply for graduation, complete the Application for Degree and submit it to the  Administrative Offices at LIU Brentwood, Sally Ann Slacke Rooms 120A & B by February 15, 2013. Your academic advisor may also request a copy.

Please note: the Application for Degree can be filled out online, but must be printed out, signed, and submitted to LIU Brentwood Administrative Offices, Sally Ann Slacke Rooms 120A & B. The form can also be hand-delivered to the Office of the Registrar in Kumble Hall at LIU Post; faxed to 516-299-2330; or mailed to: Office of the Registrar, LIU Post, 720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville, NY 11548.

We strongly encourage you to check with your academic advisor to ensure all academic degree requirements have been met. Don't forget to settle all outstanding financial commitments (i.e., library debts, security fines, etc.). Check the "HOLDS" link on your My LIU account to view holds, if any, on your record.

Checklist for Graduates

Cap & Gown Purchase

The black cap and gown, which you wear for Commencement, has a long tradition. Caps, gowns and hoods were first worn at university functions in Europe during the Middle Ages when monks and students found them necessary for warmth in the cold and drafty castles and centers of learning. Until well into the nineteenth century, it was customary for many American college students to wear gowns while in daily residence or at meals. This practice has ceased to exist and, except for some British and European schools, few colleges request students to wear gowns except at Commencement Exercises.

Purchase Caps and Gowns by completing the Order Form and returning to Maddy Predonzan in the LIU Brentwood Administrative Offices before April 18.

Prices including tax are:

Undergraduate $50.02
Master's $90.66

Hood Colors for Master's Students

Master of Science Golden Yellow
Palmer School of Library & Information Science Lemon Yellow
School of Education Light Blue