Frequently Asked Questions
How do I order my cap and gown?
CAP AND GOWN ORDERS ARE NOW CLOSED. If you have any questions about caps, gowns, or tickets, please email Eric Conley at email@example.com. STUDENT CAPS AND GOWNS SHOULD BE RETURNED TO THE OFFICE OF STUDENTS AFFAIRS AFTER THE CEREMONY (Residence Hall building, 20 Third Ave). There will be boxes in the lobby for you to put them in.
How many guest tickets do I receive? Where do I get them?
Each student may have up to three guests. Student will be given tickets when they pick up their cap and gown.
Will participants need to be tested for COVID-19?
Effective May 11, 2023, the COVID-19 vaccine and vaccine booster mandate will no longer be in effect. The college will be revising its COVID-19 policies to align with the planned ending of the COVID-19 national public health emergency scheduled to end on that date. Visitors, including vendors and alumni, will no longer need to show proof of vaccination.
When do I receive my diploma?
1. Cooper Union I.D. card required to pick up your diploma
2. You can only pick up your own diploma
3. If your diploma is not available for pick up, it’s because you have an outstanding obligation to the school. Your diploma will be released once the obligation is resolved.
4. If you miss the diploma pick-up, please email The Cooper Union Registrar, firstname.lastname@example.org, and provide an address to which the diploma can be mailed. This may take 2-3 weeks, so please be sure the address will be current for at least that long.
When do the doors open for the ceremony?
The doors will open at approximately 10:00AM before the 10:30AM ceremony.
Will there be a commencement breakfast this year?
Is the commencement ceremony webcast?
Yes, the ceremony will be streamed on Cooper Union's youtube channel.
How do I get to The Cooper Union?
You can find campus addresses and travel information here.
Where can I stay near The Cooper Union?
You can find a list of nearby accommodations here. Please note that graduation season is a very busy time for visitors to New York City. You are advised to reserve rooms as far in advance as possible.
Where can I park near The Cooper Union?
You can find a list of nearby parking here. Please note that graduation season is a very busy time for visitors to New York City. You are advised to reserve rooms as far in advance as possible.
How long is the Commencement ceremony?
The ceremony typically last 2.5 hours.
What happens if it rains?
The ceremony takes place rain or shine. There is currently scaffolding around the Foundation Building that offers protection from rain.