Class of 2021

JULY Commencement 2021

Graduation is an exciting time and occasion for which all graduates, their families and friends should be proud. Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

Due to anticipated inclement weather forecasted for Friday, July 9, 2021, Commencement will take place in the Reisenberg Gymnasium.

NROTC Commissioning Ceremony

The NROTC Commissioning Ceremony will be held on Friday, July 9, at 8:30 a.m. in the Maritime Academic Center.

Veteran's Military Recognition Ceremony

The Veteran’s Military Recognition Ceremony will be held on Friday, July 9, at 9:30 a.m. in the Reisenberg Gymnasium. Graduates participating in the ceremony will be contacted individually with additional details.

Commencement Ceremonies

On Friday, July 9, 2021, two Commencement Ceremonies will be held in the Reisenberg Gymnasium.

All graduates must check in 1/2 hour prior to their School Commencement ceremony. 

School of Maritime Education and Training

Commencement Start Time: 10:00 AM
  • Marine Transportation

  • Marine Operations

  • Maritime Technology

View this ceremony via Livestream here.

School of Engineering
School of business, science and humanities

Commencement Start Time: 2:00 PM
  • Engineering Majors

  • Maritime Studies

  • International Transportation and Trade

  • Marine Environmental Science

  • All Graduate Programs

View this ceremony via Livestream here.

Each graduate will be allowed 4 guests only. No exceptions will be made. Tickets will be sent to graduates electronically. Each event will be livestreamed for those guests who are unable to attend in person (livestream link to follow). 

COVID-19 Protocols

In accordance with CDC and NYS guidelines that remain in effect:

  • Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear masks.

  • Unvaccinated individuals are required to wear masks.

  • All guests will need to provide a health screening through the Campus Clear App ( 

Commencement Attire for Graduates


The appropriate attire for cadets is the salt and pepper uniform.  

Officers should wear the appropriate service uniforms. Cadets will be inspected for proper grooming, and those failing to meet grooming standards will not be permitted to participate in the Commencement Ceremony.

Civilians and Graduate Degree Students

The appropriate attire for civilian and graduate degree students is a cap and gown. 

Past Commencement Videos