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Vanessa Villanueva

Manager of the Office of Student Life and Development

General Building Room G-516

Phone: 718-260-5391

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Graduates can pre-order their regalia online until March 8, 2020 at

Graduates can schedule an appointment with Continental Studios to get their picture taken.

We are very much hoping to be able to hold this year's honors convocations and commencement ceremony in person, but are committed to following federal, state, and city guidance to keep our college community safe and healthy.

We hope that the social distancing facilitated by the cancellations of large public events and the temporary movement of most New Yorkers to distance working and learning will allow our culminating events to be held as planned. It is still too soon to know if large public events will be cancelled for late May and early June.

In the absence of certainty, we recommend

  • DO order your cap and gown by the deadline
  • DO NOT purchase any non-refundable travel tickets or hotel reservations for family members at this time.
  • DO check back here or at for updates by mid April.

Vision Statement

City Tech students are the heart of Student Life and Development. Student Life is committed to supporting and engaging our students from orientation through graduation with our programming. We empower our students to succeed in their personal and professional lives so they will have a profound and positive impact on communities and society.

Mission Statement

The Office of Student Life and Development supports the mission of New York City College of Technology through the intentional design and implementation of developmental activities, experiences, and services that foster a supportive, challenging and nurturing environment. Student Life provides opportunities for City tech students to engage in purposeful and transformative learning to prepare them to be active learners, successful graduates, and engaged global citizens.

Programming Model

Programming developed and/or sponsored by the Office of Student Life and Development is organized into four categories:

  • Leadership Development
  • Diversity Education
  • Community Service and Civic Engagement
  • Social and Community Awareness

City Tech students participate in more than 49 student clubs and organizations, reflecting a broad range of academic and social interests. Working closely with student clubs and the Student Government Association, Student Life and Development promotes full participation and access to student events and activities without regard to race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, age, religion, disability status, gender identity, sexual orientation or national origin.

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