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Information for Graduating Students

The information on this page is for graduating students of the Class of 2024. 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


Attend mandatory rehearsal

NYMC May 20
TCDM May 10

Pick up academic attire

NYMC May 20
TCDM May 10

Diploma pick-up (for those not attending)

June 2-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.

TCDM Commencement Rehearsal
Friday, May 10, 2024
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Drs. Esther and Ben Chouake Auditorium, Basic Sciences Building

SOM Commencement Rehearsal
Monday, May 20, 2024
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Nevins Auditorium, MEC

GSBMS Commencement Rehearsal
Monday, May 20, 2024
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Chouake Auditorium, Basic Sciences Building

SHSP Commencement Rehearsal
Monday, May 20, 2024
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Nevins Auditorium, MEC

Yearbook Distribution

School of Medicine
Monday, May 20, 2024
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Hales Lobby, BSB
Contact: Tony Sozzo
(914) 594-4494

Graduating Students Arrival Time for Commencement Procession

Graduating students must arrive 1-2 hours prior to the commencement ceremony and proceed to the below location at the designated time for their school. Signs will be posted directing students to the upper lobby.

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:

Touro College of Dental Medicine
Friday, May 10, 2024
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Willner Atrium Lobby, Medical Education Center (MEC)

School of Medicine
Monday, May 20, 2024
8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Willner Atrium Lobby, MEC

School of Health Sciences and Practice
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Monday, May 20, 2024
12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Willner Atrium Lobby, MEC

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.  If you have any questions, contact registrar@nymc.edu.

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 Sage
  • 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.

Additionally, a CeDiploma will be available for any student who completes their degree requirements. CeDiplomas will be released 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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Hooding Instructions

After Commencement

New York Medical College
Be a part of the global network of more than 26,000 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.

Touro College of Dental Medicine
Congratulations on becoming TCDM's newest alumni. If you haven't already, please join TCDM Connect, our online community. And be sure to join the TCDM Alumni Facebook Page. Both spaces are resources to help you stay connected to TCDM, and each other, through programs and events we sponsor and organize, including:

  • Career networking and employment opportunities
  • Social events
  • Faculty and staff presentations
  • Mentoring
  • Reunions

Please contact TCDMAlumni@touro.edu  with any questions.