Frequently Asked Questions

Can I register by phone?
Yes. Call Alumni Relations at 212.678.3215 to register by phone.

Can my children attend Academic Festival?
Absolutely! We will have kids' programming at festival, but children must be accompanied at all times.

Do I have to register in advance?
While it helps us to plan for a more enjoyable experience for all if you register in advance, walk-in registrants will not be turned away on April 13. To ensure you have access to the sessions of your preference, we encourage you to register now.

How can I nominate an alumnus/a for a Distinguished Alumni Award, Early Career Award or Alumni Award for Outstanding Service?
Nomination forms are accepted throughout the year, please visit to submit a nomination today.

Where should I eat?
If you choose not to purchase the Awards Brunch tickets, you can choose from a variety of local dining spots. Visit this link for more information on the neighborhood.

Will Academic Festival be broadcast online?
We will be recording many of the sessions and sharing them on our website after the event. Please visit on the week of April 24th.

Is Academic Festival open to the Press?
Press should contact Patricia Lamiell, Director of Media Relations at 212-678-3979 for more information.


What is the General Release Consent and Release for Videotaping and Photography?
By entering the premises on April 13, you consent to videotaping, photography, interview(s) and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for public relations, news articles, telecasts, education, advertising, research, inclusion on websites, fundraising, or any other purpose by Teachers College (TC) and/or its affiliates. You further grant Teachers College (TC) the right to reproduce in any manner whatsoever any recordings made by Company of my voice and all instrumental, musical, or other sound effects produced by me. You release Teachers College, their officers and employees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, or publication of said interviews, photographs, slides, computer images, videotapes, or sound recordings. You waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any exhibition, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such exhibiting, broadcasting, or other publication. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or film taken by Teachers College (TC) or the person or entity designated by it. All negatives and positives, whether prints, video, film, or sound recording are the property of Teachers College (TC) or the person or entity designated by it, solely and completely. You hereby certify and represent that you are of full age and have read the foregoing. You fully understand the meaning and effect and thereof, intending to be legally bound.