2020 Celebration of Graduates
To the Graduating Class of 2019-2020
Congratulations on reaching this milestone! Although our daily life is disrupted in ways we never could have imagined, nothing detracts from the dedication and excellent work that has brought you to the point of your graduation.
We regret that, due to the ongoing public health emergency, City Tech will not be able to hold an in-person commencement ceremony or honors convocation this year. We are disappointed, and we know you are as well, that we are not able to safely gather as a community to celebrate your achievements and those of the class of 2019-2020. However, in place of our in-person celebration, we are working to create a virtual ceremony that celebrates your graduation and that of the entire 2019-2020 class.
There are four ways you can participate.
1. Virtual Ceremony Participation
To participate in the virtual ceremony, you can upload a personalized photo and message, and share the correct pronunciation of your name by June 18, 2020.
We're working with Marching Order to create the individual slides and announcements. Check your City Tech email for your personalized log-in information (From StudentLife@citytech.cuny.edu; subject line "Create Your Graduation Slide") and click the link to create an account.
You will be able to upload a photo headshot of yourself (top of the head to mid-chest) along with a quote or note of thanks (photos/quotes that are inappropriate or include any sort of derogatory messages will not be approved). In addition, you will be able to phonetically spell your name or record it so that the name reader appropriately pronounces it when your slide is shown.
2. Graduation Memorabilia
In July, City Tech will send a commemorative package to all graduates, that includes a printed program and other celebration keepsakes. To ensure you get your package, please update your CUNYfirst mailing address by Friday, June 5.
3. Celebrate on Social Media
Follow the hashtag: #citytechgrad20 on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to see congratulations and updates starting on June 1.
Use #citytechgrad20 yourself to show your City Tech pride by uploading and tagging a photo! You can even use the new Instagram filter to help with the festivities!
CUNY wants to help celebrate your graduation, too. Send in your pictures or videos by clicking here and they will share it on their social media.
4. Video Shout-out
Do you want to create a personalized "shout-out" to be shared by City Tech on social media or used at the end of the virtual ceremony? If yes, by June 18, 2020 complete the following two steps:
Step 1:Complete the registration "Shout-Out Form": https://forms.gle/FWk75MjDyprNpogQ9
Step 2: Upload your 10 second video to https://www.citytech.cuny.edu/edocs/
Make sure to label your file:
Last Name, First Name
When and where is the ceremony?
The virtual celebration of the graduating class will be posted on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at citytech.cuny.edu/celebration. Follow #citytechgrad20 on social media for more information.
How do I get a cap and gown for the ceremony?
You will NOT need to purchase a cap and gown to participate in the virtual ceremony, but if you would like to as a memento, you can purchase a set from the City Tech Bookstore and have them shipped to you.
Are graduation photos and class rings available?
Yes, items such as class rings, diploma frames, class t-shirt, and other alumni items will be available for ordering and purchase from the college Bookstore. For graduation photos, you can contact Continental Studios at www.continentalstudios.com and state that you are a City Tech student when scheduling an appointment. These photos are for personal use only.
When will I receive my diploma?
The Registrar's Office will notify you regarding your diploma approximately 8 to 10 weeks after your date of conferral.
What happens to my City Tech e-mail address when I graduate?
Your City Tech e-mail address is yours for life. You'll be able to continue to send and receive e-mails after graduating. Just make sure to log in at least once a year or it will go dormant, in which case you will have to log in and follow a few steps to reactivate it.
Virtual Ceremony Countdown
City Tech Alumni Association
As a graduate of City Tech, you are automatically eligible to be a member of the College's Alumni Association. City Tech is proud to offer valuable services and discounts to all alumni through a number of partnerships. We hope you'll take advantage of the many benefits, programs, and services City Tech continues to offer its Alumni. For more information, email the Alumni Relations Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718-260-5006.