Ph.D. Candidates Important Dates Please review “Important Dates,” also covered below, and plan accordingly. Exit Interview Exit counseling is a mandatory requirement for all graduating students who have borrowed from the Federal Unsubsidized Stafford, Graduate PLUS, or Institution loan programs while attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The purpose of exit counseling is to provide information about your loan terms and conditions, to help you establish a loan repayment plan suitable for your financial situation, and to provide information about loan forgiveness options. It is vital that you have a clear understanding of your loan options, rights, and responsibilities to repay your loans successfully. To schedule an individual appointment with the Student Finance Office, you can send an email to email@example.com. March 6 to 17, 2023 Class of 2023 Portraits Commemorate your graduation with a formal portrait! Portrait sessions for the class of 2023 take place on campus with the average appointment lasting 15 minutes. Please check your email for the appointment link to schedule your time slot. Friday, May 5, 2023, by 12 noon EST Commencement Ceremony Tickets All students will be given up to eight (8) complimentary commencement guest tickets. You must complete your Application for Graduation in order to request your guest tickets. Please complete and submit this request form by Wednesday, March 1, 2023, by noon EST. Thursday, May 18, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. EST Commencement Rehearsal - Robbins Auditorium If you plan to participate in the commencement ceremony, we recommend that you attend rehearsal. The office of student life will review arrival instructions for David Geffen Hall, how to wear your regalia, where to line up, how to be robed during the commencement exercises, and much more. Please adjust your schedules accordingly to assure you can attend. Distribution of Cap, Gown, Hood(s), Certificate of Appreciation, Tickets, & Yearbook When you check in for commencement rehearsal via the Glass Café, you will be able to pick up your cap, gown, hood(s), certificate of appreciation, tickets, and yearbook. Can’t attend? Please contact the office of student life to make other arrangements Class Photo and Group Portraits Following commencement rehearsal, you will don your academic attire for a traditional class photo along the rock ledge outside of Robbins Auditorium, below the Glass Café. To schedule group portraits, one person within your group will need to book an appointment online. Group portraits are limited to 8 people. Please come camera-ready! At noon Join your fellow graduates and the office of alumni relations and development for a special commencement luncheon in Lubin Dining Hall. Tuesday, May 23, 2022 At noon Ph.D. Convocation Ceremony - Robbins Auditorium The Ph.D. convocation ceremony, for candidates in Einstein’s graduate program, honors the accomplishments of Ph.D. students from the College of Medicine and the faculty mentors who have guided you through your challenging journey. At 7:00 p.m. Ph.D. Graduate Reception – Glen Island Harbor Club Each spring the graduate program hosts this celebration honoring our graduating Ph.D. students. Please check your email for the RSVP link Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at 3:30 p.m. EST Commencement Exercises – David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center Today’s your big day! Be sure to arrive on time—by no later than 1:45 p.m.—to check in with your respective program, don your attire, and line up to march. Your “ticket” to gain entry at David Geffen Hall will be your cap, gown, and hood(s), so please bring those with you!