News & Events / print Overview General Information Speaker - Errol Louis ‘05, Host of Inside City Hall on NY1 News Congratulations, Class of 2017! This year's commencement will take place on: Thursday, May 18 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 When will I receive my cap and gown? Commencement caps and gowns will be distributed in Room 104M in the library on the following dates: Wednesday, May 3, 2017 11 am - 7 pm Thursday, May 4, 2017 11 am - 7 pm Do I have to pay for my cap and gown? There is no fee for the rental of your cap and gown. Can I keep my cap and gown after commencement? No. All caps, gowns and tassels must be returned immediately after the ceremony. Watch the 2016 commencement ceremony! Have questions? We have answers. BLS Events Office 250 Joralemon Street, 1st Floor Telephone: (718) 780-0332 Email: email@example.com Read the 2016 Commencement booklet.