While the College of Staten Island hoped for an in person ceremony, we are not able to make that happen. We are, however, able to give you the opportunity to celebrate all that you have accomplished during your time here. We want to celebrate you!

As such, we are planning an online celebration of 2020 Graduates so that you can remotely share this moment with your family, friends, and the academic community. Each graduate will have the opportunity to be recognized with an official slide that can be customized with your photo and a personal message, and which can be downloaded and shared on social media.

Class of 2020 Graduates


This is the final reminder that the deadline for submitting photos and messages is Wednesday, October 28, 2020, by 11:55 p.m.  After that, you will not be able to submit a photo or add/edit your message.  Messages are limited to 150 characters.

The directions on how to upload this information was sent in an email to your CIX email account a few weeks ago. It was from CSI Student Affairs with the subject, “Create Your Own Graduation Slide.”

The Class of 2020

The College of Staten Island’s Commencement will launch on Thursday, November 12 at 7pm and will be available on the college website for replay.

We are working with Marching Order to host a virtual program. The program will include a message from the President of the College of Staten Island, greetings from special guests, several speakers including your valedictorian and salutatorian, and conclude with a presentation of the graduates. You will each be able to upload a photo of yourself along with a quote or note of thanks (your quote cannot exceed 150 characters.) Photos/quotes that are inappropriate or include any sort of derogatory messages will not be approved. In addition, you will be able to phonetically spell your name or record it so that the name reader appropriately pronounces it when your slide is shown.

A personalized link with login information has been sent to your student CIX email address.  If you are unable to access your student email or did not receive instructions to “Create Your Graduation Slide”, email

Please note: The absolute deadline to create your graduation slide is Wednesday, October 28.


We are switching diploma vendors and will be moving to direct mail of diplomas for our June and August graduates. We are on schedule to mail your diploma to you in November, and you will also receive information on how to access a free PDF version. Please watch your CIX email for updates from Parchment. For those members of the Class of 2020 who received their degrees in January, please email and verify your full mailing address; we will mail you diploma to you.  Please note that diplomas are mailed out approximately twice per month.


Tributes to the Class of 2020