Student Information

All LIU Post, Riverhead, and College of Veterinary Medicine graduates are encouraged to participate in the Commencement Ceremony on May 14, 2024. 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 2024 in-person. Students will receive a maximum of 10 guests. 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. Click the button below to visit the Graduation Ticket Portal to register yourself and your guests for the ceremony by April 12, 2024.


Commencement Policies

Each graduate must abide by the Long Island University Student Code of Conduct while participating in the ceremonies. Graduates may not bring any objects, flags, paraphernalia, or signs onto the commencement floor or stage. Only graduates are permitted to participate in the ceremony. Family members, young children, and pets (besides service animals) are not permitted to join graduates on stage or be on the commencement floor.

Inclement Weather Plan

Long Island University may move its Commencement for the Class of 2024 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.