Master's Program: Apply for Graduation May 2018
by Lydia Bumgardner - Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 1:26 PM

To: Master’s Program Candidates for Graduation
From: Lydia Rodriguez-Bumgardner, Registrar
Date: August 2018
Re: Graduation Information

Congratulations on being a candidate expecting to fulfill the requirements for the Master of Arts or the Master of Divinity degree for May 2018!

To apply for graduation and to order your diploma, robe and hood please fill out the Application for Graduation form attached to this post and send to Lydia Bumgardner via Email to as quickly as possible, but NO later than Jan. 16.

You must pay your graduation fee of $225 no later than January 16th, to Dr. Wanda Lang at 212-870-1219. The graduation fee is payable regardless of attendance at the ceremony. Please direct all payments to Dr. Wanda Lang, Business Office

Please return the Application for Graduation form regardless of payment at this time. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter!

Graduation Day is May 19, 2018 at Riverside Church (enter through 91 Claremont Ave. & W. 121 St.). All candidates must arrive at South Hall by 9:00 am to robe and be placed in your respective processional formation. No family or guests will be allowed in the staging area. The ceremony will begin promptly at 10 am.

You may pick up your vestments and invitations Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday May 14, 15 or 16 from 12:30 – 5:30 pm. If you cannot come on those dates/times, please EMAIL me to make an appointment to pick up at another time or date. The LAST opportunity for pick-up is on Thursday May 17 from 12:30 to 4:30 pm; and from 5:30 to 7:30 pm (at the Graduate’s Reception). You may pick up yourself or designate someone to pick up for you. There is a limit of Ten (10) invitations for family and friends per graduating student.

The Graduate’s Reception will be held on Thursday, May 17, beginning at 6 pm at the Interchurch Center, 61 Claremont Ave, corner W. 120 St, New York 10115. All candidates for graduation are allowed 1 guest. You will need to respond and place your name on the list by EMAILING the NYTS RECEPTIONIST at by May 14.

Looking forward to Commencement 2018!