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Information for Graduating Students

Congratulations to the Class of 2022! The information on this page is for graduating students of the Class of 2022. Below is a checklist of everything you need to do in the months, weeks and days, leading up to Commencement Week, and information for the day itself.


To-Do List for Graduating Students


By when

Update your permanent address, cell phone and personal email in TouroOne


Review your transcript and degree audit for completeness


Pay your graduation fee


Ask your guests to complete DocuSign form to attend commencement

May 13

Attend mandatory rehearsal

NYMC May 23
TCDM May 13

Pick up academic attire

NYMC April 25–May 20
TCDM May 9

Diploma pick-up (for those not attending)

June 1 – June 30


Commencement Rehearsals

Every graduating student attending commencement is required to attend rehearsal. At which time the processional, recessional, seating process, hooding and diploma distribution, will be practiced.

Rehearsal for the TCDM commencement
Friday, May 13, 2022
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Chouake Auditorium, BSB

Rehearsal for the SHSP & GSBMS commencement
Monday, May 23, 2022
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Cooke Auditorium, BSB

Rehearsal for the SOM commencement
Monday, May 23, 2022
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Nevins Auditorium, MEC


Unvaccinated Graduates and Online Students 

A laboratory rapid test result performed within 48 hours of the event for unvaccinated students who are graduating must be submitted by the dates listed below.

Online students who are graduating who have not already submitted their vaccine verification information must upload their information by the dates listed below.

  • SHSP/GSBMS commencement: must be submitted by May 23, 2022
  • TCDM commencement: must be submitted by May 24, 2022
  • SOM commencement: results must be submitted by May 25, 2022

Click here to submit rapid test verification or vaccination information for commencement.


Graduating Students Arrival Time for Commencement Procession

Graduating students should arrive 1.5 hours prior to the commencement ceremony and proceed to the following locations.


Academic Attire and Regalia

The Office of the Registrar handles the distribution of academic attire for students. All academic attire must be picked up as follows:

NYMC Students
April 25, 2022 through May 20, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Office of the Registrar, Sunshine Cottage #127
Phone: (914) 594-4495

TCDM Students
May 9, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Student Lounge, 19 Skyline Drive, 4th Floor
Phone: (914) 594-2634

If graduating students are unable to pick up academic attire, you may arrange for someone else to pick it up on your behalf. Your cap, gown and hood, are yours to keep, permitting you to take photos before or after commencement.

The official colors of the fields of learning that may be represented in our health sciences academic procession are listed below.

  • Dentistry Lilac
  • Medicine Green
  • Physical Therapy Teal
  • Public Health Salmon Pink
  • Science Goldenrod



If you have completed graduation requirements and fulfilled your financial and academic obligations with the College, you will receive your diploma on stage during your commencement ceremony.

Before then carefully review your transcript in the TouroOne portal.  You may need to follow-up on any outstanding grades or evaluations. This follow-up can take time, so please do not wait until the last minute. For questions, contact the Office of the Registrar at registrar@nymc.edu.

The Office of the Registrar is pleased to announce that a CeDiploma will now be available for any student who completes their degree requirements on or after May 2022. We are expected to release CeDiplomas sometime in June.

Take care of your obligations with the following offices: Bursar, Financial Planning, Library, Student Affairs and Housing. If you borrowed student loans while attending NYMC or TCDM, federal law requires that you participate in an exit interview with Student Financial Planning before graduation; call (914) 594-4491 to arrange an appointment.  You will not receive your diploma until these obligations are fulfilled.



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SOM Yearbook

The School of Medicine yearbook will be distributed on the date listed below.

Monday, May 23, 2022
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Contact: Tony Sozzo 
(914) 594-4494


Hooding Instructions


After Commencement

Be a part of the global network of nearly 25,500 health care leaders and professionals forever connected through NYMC. If you haven’t already, please register with NYMC's Alumni Online Community for exclusive invitations, alumni benefits and opportunities, that you will be eligible for as an alumna/us of New York Medical College. The Alumni Online Community helps connect you with fellow alumni, help explore career opportunities or simply keep in touch. Please click on "new user registration" to add your profile. For more information regarding this, please contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations.