Queens colleges prepare for Graduation Days

By TimesLedger Staff

In spring an undergraduate’s fancy turns to Commencement Day.

The strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” will soon fill the air around the borough as Queens’ colleges and university send the Class of 2016 off into the world.

Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology kicks off graduation season with its commencement scheduled for Saturday, May 21, at 10 a.m. on the Flushing Campus, 86-01 23rd Ave.

Michael P. Huerta, administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, will address the graduates.

The following day, St. John’s University holds its undergraduate ceremony.

Proceedings for the May 22 event begin at 10 a.m. on the Great Lawn of the Queens Campus in Jamaica Estates.

Queens College holds its graduation ceremony Thursday, June 2, on the College Quad beginning at 9 a.m.

Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation, is scheduled to deliver the keynote commencement address.

The event takes place rain or shine.

On Friday, June 3, York College will hold its 46th commencement exercises on its campus at the Health & Physical Education Field, 160-30 Liberty Ave., Jamaica.

The program gets underway at 9 a.m.

U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro will give the keynote speech.

On that same day, Queensborough Community College graduates its Class of 2016 with a ceremony on the college’s Athletic Field beginning at 10 a.m.

LaGuardia Community College has scheduled its graduation ceremony for Monday, June 13, beginning at 10 a.m.

The ceremony will be held in The Quad at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., in Flushing.

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz will be the keynote speaker.