The NYU School of Professional Studies Website
Professional Certificates
Upcoming Events
Search Courses
Credit Course
Non-Credit Course


Congratulations to the Class of 2017!

Here you will find the latest information about the 2017 Commencement Events, including the NYU School of Professional Studies Convocation, NYU Grad Alley, and the NYU Commencement Exercises.


In addition to the University Commencement ceremony, the NYU School of Professional Studies hosts separate events, one for its graduate and one for its undergraduate students and their guests. Along with your family and friends, you will join your fellow graduates as we celebrate your achievements.

Please read the information below and look for additional details in your invitations.


Invitations are emailed to graduates and candidates for graduation for the 2016-2017 academic year—specifically those who have graduated in September 2016 and January 2017, as well as those who will graduate in May 2017.


The NYU School of Professional Studies Office of Events will email invitations for this event in mid-March. If you do not receive your Convocation invitation by April 1, please contact the Office at 212-992-9100 to verify your graduation status and email address.


The ceremony will begin with several speeches that are followed by the presentation of graduates to the dean. During this presentation, each student will be invited to march across the stage to be recognized.


Please note that guest seating will begin at 4:00 p.m. for the graduate ceremony and at 10:00 a.m. for the undergraduate ceremony. We will not be able to accommodate guests who arrive earlier.


Graduates will be able to purchase pictures taken during the ceremony. Details will be distributed on-site.


Diplomas are not physically awarded during the NYU School of Professional Studies Convocation or during the NYU Commencement. They are mailed approximately ten to twelve weeks after the graduation ceremonies.


Contact Information

For Inquiries Regarding:

NYU School of Professional Studies Convocation
Office of Events
Phone: 212-992-9100

NYU Commencement

Academic Attire, Announcement Cards, and Class Rings

Address Change, Graduation Status, Diplomas
University Registrar
Student Services Center
Phone: 212-998-4260
: 25 W. 4th Street, 1st Fl.

Alumni Activities, Benefits and Services
Office of Alumni Relations
Phone: 212-998-7237

NYU Commencement Portraits
NYU Photo Bureau
Phone: 212-998-6826

NYUSPS Convocation for Undergraduate Students

Date: Monday, May 15, 2017

Location: Grand Hyatt New York (109 East 42nd Street, Park Avenue at Grand Central Terminal)


10:00 a.m. – Guest seating opens in the Auditorium on the Ballroom Level. Line up for students begins on the Conference Level.

11:00 a.m. – Ceremony begins

1:00 p.m. – Ceremony concludes

NYU Grad Alley

Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Location: Washington Square Area

Schedule: 5:00–8:00 p.m.

NYU 185th Commencement

Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Location: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY


9:00 a.m. – Candidates and guests admitted

10:30 a.m. – Candidates seated in assigned school areas

11:00 a.m. – Ceremony begins

1:00 p.m. – Ceremony concludes

NYUSPS Convocation for Graduate Students

Date: Friday, May 19, 2017

Location: Radio City Music Hall (1260 6th Avenue, between 50th and 51st Streets)


3:304:00 p.m. – Student seating

4:00 p.m. – Guest seating opens

5:00 p.m. – Ceremony begins

7:00 p.m. – Ceremony concludes