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 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 11, 2016 11 am - 7 pm Thursday, May 12, 2016 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 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.