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Frequently Asked Questions

I registered for graduation but haven't received any commencement letters. What should I do?

Letters: Once a student registers for a diploma, all letters will be automatically sent via email regarding requirements, deadlines, and many other questions involving the commencement ceremonies.

  • Please make sure that your address on file with the Office of Academic Records is current.
  • If you have registered after the deadline for graduation, you will be receiving a letter and academic attire will be ordered for you.

How many tickets will I receive for Commencement?

Information regarding tickets for the Spring Undergraduate ceremony and the Midyear Ceremony can be found on our tickets page.


I have a family member who has special seating needs. How well are the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex and the John Cranford Adams Playhouse equipped?

David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex Accessibility: This facility is wheelchair accessible on the main level and will be available for guests requiring this area. One family member may accompany those with special needs in this area during the ceremony. Upon entrance to the Arena, please contact an usher who will be happy to escort you.

John Cranford Adams Playhouse Accessibility: This facility is wheelchair accessible on the main level and will be available for guests requiring this area. One family member may accompany those with special needs in this area during the ceremony. The wheelchair entrance is located on the west side of the building. Upon entrance to the playhouse, please contact an usher who will be happy to escort you.

WHEELCHAIR RENTALS

Active (100 chairs available)
$65.00 per day
746-5000
81 Jericho Tpke, Mineola, N.Y.

Merrick Chemists (20 chairs available)
$20.00 per day
378-0119
131 Merrick Ave., Wantagh, N.Y.

Mid-Island Med. Supply (15 chairs available)
$15.00-$45 per day
781-7332
2093 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh, N.Y.

Uniondale Surgical (4 chairs available)
$35.00 per day
483-8381
546 Uniondale Ave., Uniondale, N.Y.


How much does my cap and gown cost?

Academic Attire: There is no fee for the academic attire, and it will be yours to keep after the ceremony.


When will I receive my Diploma?

Diplomas: Diplomas are ordered by the Office of Academic Records and will only be issued after all financial and academic obligations are satisfied. It usually takes three months for delivery of your diploma to your home address.


How can I contact the Commencement Office?

Commencement Office: The Commencement Office can be reached by calling (516) 463-4346  or email Graduation{at}Hofstra.edu or in person at 111 Mack Student Center.