Grad Survey Link & Important Dates

Congratulations Y2s, you’re almost there!! Find important end-of-the-year information below, in the calendar order in which they occur. Please contact if you have any questions or stop by Student Activities, Rm. 209, at any time.

GRADUATION SURVEY – Due Immediately:  In preparation for graduation, we need to be sure that your information is correct for all culminating Y2 events.  It is imperative that you fill out the entire survey. Click on this form:  Class of 2019 Graduation Form

Y2 FORMAL Contract Deadline, May 21: If you are bringing a guest to the Formal (aka, Prom), the guest payment and signed guest contracts are to be handed in TOGETHER. The deadline for all contracts and payments is Monday, May, 21st  – NO EXCEPTIONS. Payments are given to Ms.Palmieri, Rm. 228. A guest ticket is $100 (money order or cash only – as usual).

When: 9am

Where: The United Palace, 4140 Broadway (Corner of 175th St.), NY, NY 10033
(1 block from the 175th St. A train)
Event space details:

When: 8pm-midnight, Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Where: Manhattan Penthouse, 80 Fifth Avenue (b/w 13th & 14th St), 17th Floor, NY, NY 10014
Event space info:

  • The cost of the Y2 Formal for Y2 students is included in the Y2 dues.
  • Guest tickets are $100 (cash or money orders ONLY)
  • The Y2 Formal Contract MUST be signed by all students, guests and their parents, even if you/your guest are 18+, in order to attend. Grad and guest contracts/guest ticket payments are due no later than May 21, 2018. We must have your signed contract in order for you to be admitted to the Formal.
  • Guests must bring valid photo ID.

**Contracts are available from Ms.Powell, or  Ms.Palmieri, Rm. 228

When: 11am
Where: BHSEC Manhattan Auditorium

  • Caps, gowns and tickets to BOTH commencement ceremonies will be distributed, along with 2018 swag
  • The rehearsal will be followed by Yearbook Signing Party, with refreshments!
When: 10am **Students MUST arrive at 8:30am
Where: The United Palace, 4140 Broadway (Corner of 175th St.), NY, NY 10033
The theater is located 1 block from the 175th St. subway stop on the A train.
Event space info:
**The ceremony is approximately 2 hours.
**This is the COLLEGE graduation ceremony.  Manhattan, Queens and Newark graduates come together for this more AA event. Leon Botstein, the president of Bard College, addresses all graduates, and students receive their associates degree diplomas. Each graduate will receive five guest tickets and may request more if needed for the Bard AA Commencement ceremony.
**If you would like to request more than the ones you asked for in the ticket survey, please contact Ms.Turitz.
Doors will open at 9:15am

When:  4pm **Students MUST arrive AN HOUR BEFORE THE CEREMONY
Where: BHSEC Manhattan Auditorium – Please note: due to the limited capacity of the auditorium, each graduate will receive two guest tickets only for the Honors Convocation.

  • The ceremony is approximately 1.5 hrs
  • This is a more intimate gathering with your classmates, the faculty and parents/guardians. Academic Departmental honors and the Regents diplomas are presented.
  • There is a brief reception in the garden after the ceremony.


It is imperative that you fill out the entire Class of 2019 Graduation Survey, IMMEDIATELY, so we have correct information for the printing of your diplomas and the commencement programs.

**The above information is subject to change.  Students and families will be noticed if and when any dates change.  Changes will also be update here, on BHSEC CONNECT. Please check the blog frequently.