Seating is available after 11:00am on a first-come, first-serve basis (Tickets are required).

Left side of aisle

School of Art+Design (BFA, BS & MFA)

Arts Management and Entrepreneurship (BA, MA)

Dance (BFA & MFA)

Film & Media Studies (BA, BFA)

Humanities (BA, MA)

 Right side of aisle

Liberal Studies (BA)

Music (MusB, MM, Perf. Certificate, & Artist Diploma)

Natural & Social Sciences (BA, BS)

Theatre Arts  (BFA, BA & MFA)


The Commencement processional will begin at 12:30pm. 

The Commencement ceremony will begin promptly at 1:00pm and should end by 3:30pm.

Photograper and Live Streaming

A photograph will be taken of the graduating seniors as they receive their diploma cover. Proofs and order cards will be mailed to their home address; you are not obliged to buy these photographs.

Commencement will be broadcast live on the web. Those wishing to view Commencement online can go to to be brought directly to the webcast. They can also go to the Purchase College homepage ( and click on “Live” located below the links on the left side of the page. (This “Live” link is not currently there, but it will be there by Commencement day).

Gifts for Students

Fresh cut flowers, balloons and other merchandise will be available for purchase on site at the County Center. 

Local Restaurants

Purchase Country Market
630 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY
(914) 481-4422

The Cobble Stone
620 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY
(914) 253-9678

Trattoria 632
632 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY
(914) 481-5811

The Iron Tomato
57 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains, NY
(914) 328-9400

Nearby Hotels

Hyatt House White Plains
101 Corporate Park Drive White Plains, NY 10604
(914) 251-9700
Negotiated rate: Based on availability and time of year

La Quinta Inn & Suites, Armonk
94 Business Park Drive Armonk, NY 10504
(914) 592-9090

La Quinta Inn & Suites, Elmsford
540 Saw Mill River Road Elmsford, NY 10523
(914) 592-3300

Hampton Inn
200 Tarrytown Road Elmsford, NY 10523
(914) 592-5680

Renaissance Westchester
80 West Red Oak Lane White Plains, NY 10604
(800) 627-7468

Stanton House Inn
76 Maple Avenue Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 869-2110

Tarrytown House Estate
49 East Sunnyside Lane Tarrytown, NY 10591
(800) 553-8118 (Enter discount code PUR)

Holiday Inn
1 Holiday Inn Road Mount Kisco, NY 10549
(914) 241-2600

Tarrytown SpringHill Suites
480 White Plains Road Tarrytown, NY 10591
(800) 553-8118  (Enter discount code PUR)

Centro Ristorante & Bar
328 Pemberwick Road, Greenwich, CT
(203) 531-5514

Melt 277
Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains, NY
(914) 358-1364

Bar Taco
One Willett Avenue, Port Chester, NY

Westchester Burger Co.
106 Westchester Ave, White Plains, NY
(914) 358-9399


Courtyard by Marriott
631 Midland Avenue Rye, NY 10580
(914) 921-1110

Residence Inn by Marriott
5 Barker Avenue White Plains, NY 10601
(914) 761-7700

Ramada Inn
125 Tuckahoe Road Yonkers, NY 10710
(914) 476-3800

Quality Inn/Comfort Inn
20 Saw Mill River Road Hawthorne, NY 10532
(914) 592-8600

Rye Town Hilton
699 Westchester Avenue Rye Brook, NY 10573
(914) 939-6300

Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza
66 Hale Avenue White Plains, NY 10601
(914) 682-0050

Tarrytown Hilton
455 South Broadway Tarrytown, NY 10591
(914) 631-5700

Sheraton Tarrytown
600 White Plains Road Tarrytown, NY 10591
(914) 332-7900
(800) 627-7468

Ritz Carlton
3 Renaissance Square, White Plains, NY 10601
(914) 946-5500
Special booking code for discounted rate: Q21


*Please note that guests without tickets will not be admitted.