The Department of Student Life & Activities invites all employees of the College to participate in this year’s commencement car-procession ceremonies on Thursday, May 13 and Friday, May 14, 2021.

The Thursday, May 13th car-procession ceremony will honor AA graduates starting at 9 AM.
The Friday, May 14th car-procession ceremony will honor AS, AAS, AFA, and Certificate graduates starting at 9am.

Are you a member of the dais / platform party? All dais participants are asked to coordinate their academic regalia order and details of participation by emailing Cynthia Gruskos in the President’s Office at

Do you want to participate in/help out at the car-processional ceremonies? We need your help to make our graduates feel special and acknowledged for all their hard work! Student Life & Activities would like to ask members of the Brookdale community to cheer on our graduates during the drive-through processional – we are limited on capacity, so sign up today! This is your opportunity to dress up in your favorite Brookdale gear for our very own graduate pep rally, decorate your car Brookdale style and if you have regalia, wear it! Once signed up, you will receive additional details for coming onto campus, our safety measures and more! Thank you in advance! Please note, the deadline to both sign-up to participate and to order academic regalia was April 16, 2021.

All Brookdale Employees: have a family member graduating this year?  Student Life & Activities would like to invite all employees who have a family member graduating in May to present a “diploma” to their loved one. Please contact the Student Life & Activities office by e-mailing by April 26, 2021 with your name and the name of your graduate so that logistics can be arranged to prevent interruption of the flow of the car-procession ceremonies.

Faculty: have an exemplary student graduating? If one of your students is graduating and you feel they have a compelling story to share, please encourage them to enter the competition to present the student speech.. Also, if you know an involved student leader who is graduating, please encourage them to run for the Graduate Trustee position. More details about these student activities may be found in Information for Graduating Students.

*For an idea of what to expect at the upcoming 2021 car-procession ceremonies, you can download and watch the 2020 ceremonial event by clicking here.*