The King's College

Commencement 2019

The church where Commencement 2018 was held
Saturday, May 11 at 10:00AM

Commencement Exercises for The King’s College Class of 2019 will be held on Saturday, May 11 at 10:00 AM at St. George’s Episcopal Church. The main entrance is located at 4 Rutherford Place (Between 16th Street and 17th Street in Union Square), New York, NY 10003. Contact:

Watch the live stream:

Award Ceremony – May 10 at 6:00 PM

Commencement Ceremony – May 11 at 10:00 AM

Keynote Speaker

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri will address the graduates of The King’s College Class of 2019 at Commencement. Hawley, who is currently the youngest senator in America, took office in January 2019 after serving as the 42nd Attorney General of Missouri for two years.

Read the announcement on our Stories blog.

senator josh hawley

Graduates Information

A summary of what graduates need to know for Commencement is listed in the Graduates Commencement Information packet.

Commencement Tickets – May 11

Each graduate is allotted six commencement tickets for friends and family. Additional tickets are available upon request from the graduate before Friday, May 3 using the form linked below. Graduates may pick up tickets during Graduates Regalia and Commencement Ticket Pick Up week between Monday, April 29 and Friday, May 3 at Student Services. Children five and under do not require tickets. Contact: Please secure additional tickets below by Friday, May 3.

Request Additional Tickets

Joshua Blander and Michael Martinez
Award Ceremony - May 10

Due to renovations at Trinity Church, the 3rd Annual Award Ceremony will take place in the King’s City Room, where we announce graduate, staff, and faculty awards. Award nominees and two guests will be invited to RSVP via email for seating in the City Room. All other guests may watch a live feed of the ceremony in the Lobby and Student Union, or on their personal devices. Contact:

Faculty and staff praying at the 2018 Awards Ceremony
Parents Reception - May 10

Graduates and parents are invited to the annual Parents Reception, immediately following the Award Ceremony, to mingle with fellow graduates, faculty, and staff. Hors d’oeuvres will be served. Due to space restrictions, extended family and friends are not invited to this event Contact:



The events and production team will take individual photos of you before the ceremony on Saturday, May 11 between 8:30 AM and 9:30 AM and while receiving your diploma, as well as a class photo after the ceremony. All photos are sent two weeks after commencement in a graduates follow up email. You may download photos to order prints on your own or post online as you wish. Contact:


Order optional graduation announcement packages from Jostens. Orders are shipped directly to the address given. Contact:

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King's Gear
King's Gear

Looking for the perfect gift for your King’s graduate? Check out our selection of King’s gear. During Graduates Regalia and Commencement Ticket Pick Up week between Monday, April 29 and Friday, May 3, graduates receive a 10% discount on all King’s Gear items if purchased in-person at Student Services. Contact:

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Life After King's

As a King’s graduate, you are automatically subscribed to The King’s College Alumni Newsletter, sent monthly with information about upcoming events, College news, and class notes. Other ways to stay connected are to join the TKC Alumni Facebook Group to engage in alumni conversations and like the TKC Alumni Facebook Page to follow College news.

Schedule of Deadlines and Events

Wednesday, February 13

Mandatory Graduates Luncheon
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
The King’s College City Room
56 Broadway, New York, NY 10004

Friday, February 22

Deadline for Graduation Application

Friday, February 22 – Monday, February 25

Senior Speaker Nominations

Wednesday, February 27

Senior Speaker Vote

Friday, March 22

Deadline to Order Regalia

Monday, April 29 – Friday, May 3

Graduates Regalia and Commencement Ticket Pick Up | 10% King’s Gear Discount
The King’s College Student Services
56 Broadway, New York, NY 10004

Friday, May 3

Deadline to Register for Graduates Department Farewell Receptions, Award Ceremony, and Parents Reception
Deadline to Request Additional Commencement Tickets
Deadline to Pick Up Graduates Regalia and Commencement Tickets at Student Services

Graduates Department Farewell Receptions
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Locations Vary

All Graduates Celebration
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
The King’s College Student Union
56 Broadway, New York, NY 10004

Wednesday, May 8

Mandatory Graduates Rehearsal
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
The King’s College City Room
56 Broadway, New York, NY 10004

Friday, May 10

Award Ceremony
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
City Room & Livestreamed

Parents Reception
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Lobby & Student Union

Saturday, May 11

Commencement Ceremony
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
St. George’s Episcopal Church
4 Rutherford Place (Between 16th Street and 17th Street in Union Square)
New York, NY 10003

Arrival Times
7:30 AM – 8:00 AM | Graduates Arrive 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM | Faculty Arrive 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM | Guests Arrive Immediately Following Ceremony | 2019 Class Photo in Stuyvesant Square

Plan Your Visit


Reserve your stay using our corporate discounts on The King’s College Visit Page.

  • Holiday Inn – Manhattan: 99 Washington Street, New York, NY 10006
  • AC Hotel New York Downtown: 151 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038
  • The Double Tree – Stone Street: 8 Stone Street, New York, NY 10004
  • Fairfield Inn – Front Street: 161 Front Street, New York, NY 10038