TO: The John Jay College Community
RE: Celebrating the Class of 2021
Class of 2021, you’ve reached an incredible milestone in your life and you have every reason to take pride in the accomplishment of earning your degree. The journey to this moment allowed you to strengthen your critical-thinking muscles and reach for academic excellence. You’ve explored new ideas, challenged conventional wisdom, developed a broader perspective, and discovered newfound passions. Now, it’s time to continue that journey armed with the skills, knowledge, and expertise that John Jay has impressed upon you.
Your experiences at John Jay have helped you to become a fierce advocate for justice. As you continue on your educational, professional, and personal journey, take the experiences you’ve gained here and build upon them. Use your exceptional knowledge of social and criminal justice to improve the lives of others, create better communities, and deepen discussions on equality.
As we know from the tumultuous times we’ve recently faced as a nation, the world you’re about to enter is ever-changing and ever challenging, but John Jay graduates, it’s your voice and your perspective that empowers you to sow the seeds of peace, promote cooperation over conflict, and help all people achieve justice and prosperity. Each and every one of you is positioned to make a difference in the world; and each and every one of you is poised for greatness.
To our faculty, staff, family, and friends, thank you for supporting these talented scholars throughout their journey at John Jay College. Your guidance, encouragement, and support were critical for them to accomplish this goal.
Please join us in celebration on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. for our Class of 2021 Virtual Recognition.
Class of 2021, while you branch out into our ever-changing world, remember that you’ll always be an essential member of our community. Stay in touch with the faculty and staff who helped shape your experience at the College, and as a new alumni member, I urge you to keep expanding your John Jay network of friends, allies, and supporters. Connect with other alumni across generations and develop ties to those who share our justice-focused mission. Your concerns are our community’s concerns, and your success is our community’s success.
On behalf of our entire John Jay College community, congratulations to the Class of 2021.
Karol V. Mason
Celebrating Our Students
Wednesday, May 26
A virtual celebration hosted on the Marching Order platform will include congratulatory videos. Graduating seniors will be featured with a name card and photo indicating their degree.
View Virtual Ceremony here
Thursday, May 20
A virtual ceremony to celebrate our graduate students will be hosted via the Marching Order platform on May 20.
View Virtual Ceremony here
Monday, May 10
A website presentation of all the student award-winners, including academic and service award recipients.
View Student Awards
Read about our graduating students of 2021