Department Commencement Event
Dept. of Sociology, Student Union Ballroom 4th Floor, Queens College.
Thursday May 31st 2018 at 11:30a.m.
Following QC Commencement. Ballroom Doors Open at 11:00a.m.
The Sociology Event
A special commencement event will be held for students graduating from the undergraduate and graduate programs in Sociology in Sept. 2017, Jan. 2018 and June 2018. Students who will graduate at the end of summer 2017 are invited to attend and be individually recognized and walk across the stage with the other graduates.
Light refreshments will be served after commencement.
The event will be held in the Ballroom of the Student Union, 4th floor following the College-Wide Commencement Ceremony on May 31st. The ballroom doors open at 11 a.m. with the Sociology event starting at approximately 11:30 a.m. Guests must have tickets for open seating.
Guest Tickets Are Required
Each student is entitled to two (2) guest tickets. We wish every graduate could bring as many guests as they would like to. However, the venue has limited seating. The maximum number of people that can attend is set by the NYC fire code.
Any additional tickets to the Student Union Ballroom, 4th floor Event, will be available through a lottery. See further details under ‘additional tickets in the lottery’.
Do Graduates Need a Ticket?
No. We will recognize you by your cap and gown and excitement!
However, you do need to let us know you are attending so that we may save you a seat. If you have not already submitted a RSVP, go to the QC website, search ‘commencement ceremony’, and submit the RSVP for the department event (& quad, if attending).
How Do I Get My Guest Tickets?
Two (2) guest tickets will be available to each graduate who has sent an RSVP to the Queens College Commencement website indicating they are attending the Sociology departmental event.
Picking up Guest Tickets
Guest tickets must be picked up at the Sociology Department in Powdermaker Hall (Room 252) Tuesday May 1st through Tuesday May 15th during the following times:
- 10:00am – 6:45pm Monday through Thursday
- YOU MUST BRING YOUR QC ID
- Any guest tickets not picked up by 5/15/18 will go to the lottery
Guests must bring these tickets to the commencement event to get into the Student Union Ballroom. Unfortunately, if you do not have a ticket, you cannot enter. Toddlers, infants and children need a ticket, as they are counted also in the number allowed by Safety Codes for the Ballroom. Safeguard your tickets, if lost it will not be replaced.
Additional Ballroom Tickets through the Lottery
Any remaining tickets as of 7 p.m. on May 15th will become part of the ‘lottery’.
When picking up your two (2) guest ticket(s), ask to add your name to the ‘additional ticket’ list through the ‘lottery’. The number of available tickets for the ballroom will be determined by the # of remaining seats after graduates, two guests per student, and faculty are accommodated.
Students winning extra guest tickets in the ‘lottery’ will be notified on Thur. May 17th by email. These extra tickets must be picked up at the Sociology Department office between 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. no later than Tue. May 22nd.
What If I Only Need One Ticket or Have No Guests Coming?
You can pick up just one ticket OR no tickets if you have no guests. These will then go into the lottery for other graduates.
Graduates – Line Up
Graduates should come to the Student Union Ballroom Hallway at 11:15 a.m. where further information is given.
Points to Remember
- RSVP ON THE COMMENCEMENT WEBSITE
- EACH GUEST MUST HAVE A TICKET TO ENTER THE BALLROOM, THAT INCLUDES CHILDREN AS WELL
- GUEST TICKETS MUST BE PICKED UP BETWEEN TUE. MAY 1st – TUE. 15th. PLEASE BRING YOUR QC ID
- LEFT OVER TICKETS WILL GO TO STUDENTS WHO SIGNED UP FOR THE LOTTERY
**THIS CEREMONY INCLUDES SOCIOLOGY’S HONORS & AWARDS RECIPIENTS**