What is MarchingOrder?

MarchingOrder is a software that personalizes in-person Commencement ceremonies. The MarchingOrder registration process is a two-step process. The first step is to apply for graduation. Please note, graduation is different from Commencement. Graduation refers to the process of applying for completion of your degree/certificate program with the registrar. If you have not yet applied for graduation through CUNYFirst, then you will not get a MarchingOrder email. Please check your preferred email on CUNY First before you apply for graduation.  The deadline to apply for graduation for the Spring semester was March 31, 2023.

The second step, is to register for MarchingOrder, using the email link sent to you.  The email with next steps for MarchingOrder is send to your  preferred email listed on CUNYFirst. After you have applied for graduation, AND been certified by the registrar’s office, you will receive an email to participate in the Commencement ceremony.

Once you received the email with link to log into your personal MarchingOrder portal to RSVP for the ceremony. Please follow the instructions to record your name phonically. MarchingOrder also records each student’s name. Please speak clearly and slowly when saying your name.