News & Events / Commencement 2016 print General Information Speaker - John Sexton, President Emeritus of New York University Congratulations, Class of 2016! This year's commencement will take place on: Monday, May 16 11:00 am - 2:00 pm BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) Howard Gilman Opera House 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY Caps & Gowns Ceremony Tickets & Seating Transportation Where is BAM? BAM is located in Downtown Brooklyn. Please visit the BAM website for directions. Is there parking available at BAM? There are several parking options near BAM. Please click here for a listing on BAM's website. Watch last year's commencement ceremony! Have questions? We have answers. BLS Events Office 250 Joralemon Street, 1st Floor Telephone: (718) 780-0332 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Read the 2015 Commencement booklet.