College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York
 
  

The Verrazano School
 Graduation

You’re almost there; congratulations! Here are the steps you need to take to graduate from CSI and with Verrazano.

Schedule Your Verrazano Senior Meeting

All Verrazano seniors are required to meet with the Verrazano Director during the fall of your senior year where you share your experiences as a Verrazano student as well as your future plans.

Your 30-minute senior meeting must be scheduled by September 15th and will be held before November 15th. To schedule your Verrazano Senior Meeting, call Cynthia Palumbo at 718.982.4171.  

You must bring

1) Your completed Verrazano Senior Information Form

2) A copy of your current resume. 

Notify Verrazano that you’re Graduating

Submit the completed Verrazano Application for Graduation by the notification deadline indicated below. Verrazano Application for Graduation


Completion of Degree Requirements

The Verrazano School Graduation Notification Deadline

End of Fall semester 
(January graduation) 

October 1st

End of Spring semester or summer term (June or August graduation)

December 1st

Apply to Graduate with CSI

Apply online for graduation with the Registrar’s Office at CSI by the notification deadline.

    • Log in to CUNYfirst
    • Go to Self-Service
    • Select Degree Progress/Graduation
    • Apply for Graduation

Attend Verrazano Senior Convocation

The Verrazano Senior Convocation takes place each spring and celebrates the accomplishments of Verrazano graduates.  January, June, and August Verrazano graduates are all invited to attend this exciting event.

Complete the Graduate Information Form and submit it to Cynthia Palumbo (cynthia.palumbo@csi.cuny.edu) no later than May 1. This what we will read as you cross the stage!

Apply to Be Verrazano Class Speaker

During the Verrazano Senior Convocation, at least one Verrazano graduate is selected to serve as the Verrazano Class Speaker and offers an address to fellow graduates, administrators, faculty, families, and friends.  This is an opportunity for the selected graduate to reflect on the past few years, celebrate the accomplishments of the graduating Verrazano class, and share a message for the future. 

To apply, download and complete the Verrazano Class Speaker Application and submit it with the other required documents.  Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on March 1st, and you are encouraged to submit your application by email.