While the vaccine mandate has been lifted for NYC venues, Teachers College has elected to impose a vaccination requirement for both graduates and guests for each of TC's Convocation ceremonies. Although not required by law, we are able to impose requirements for attendance at our events and on our campus. All attendees (grads and guests) over age 5 must show proof of vaccination and a valid ID at all graduation venues.
The vaccine requirement has been imposed not only for the health of the TC community, but also for the guests. TC's vaccination policy has resulted in a strong vaccination rate which has protected our community and allowed us to feel comfortable to host a safe in-person ceremony this year. With thousands of guests gathering from all around the world for these ceremonies, vaccinations are part of our commitment to keeping our entire community safe.
NYC COVID Safe App
CDC Vaccination Card (or photo)
NYC Vaccination Record
An official immunization record from outside NYC or the U.S.
Patrons ages 18 and older also must present an appropriate ID with proof of vaccination, which must contain the name of the individual and either a photo of the individual or the individual’s date of birth. Examples of acceptable forms of identification include but are not limited to a driver’s license, non-driver government ID card, IDNYC card, passport, or school or work ID card.
All children under 5 are permitted to access the stadium because they are not eligible for a vaccine, as long as they are accompanied by an adult who can show proof of vaccination as noted above.
While masks are optional, we encourage guests to wear a mask due to the large crowds expected to attend.
Health and safety measures are subject to change without notice.