Convocation

Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

Here you will find the latest information about the 2018 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.

The deadline to self-nominate or to nominate a student has ended.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at sps.graduationevents@nyu.edu.

NYUSPS Convocation for Undergraduate Students

Date: Monday, May 14, 2018

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

Schedule:

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 15, 2018

Location: Washington Square Area

Schedule: 5:00–8:00 p.m.


NYU 186th Commencement

Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Location: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY

Schedule:

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 18, 2018

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

Schedule:

4:00 p.m. – Student and guest seating opens

5:00 p.m. – Ceremony begins

7:30 p.m. – Ceremony concludes

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.

Eligibility

Invitations are emailed to graduates and candidates for graduation for the 2017-2018 academic year—specifically those who have graduated in September 2017 and January 2018, as well as those who will graduate in May 2018.

Invitations

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.  

Ordering Tickets

If you plan to attend Convocation, you must order tickets online between March 12 and April 26.

Tickets for the Graduate Ceremony

Each participating graduate and candidate for graduation is eligible to bring up to four guests and will be provided with four guest tickets and one graduate ticket. You will be able to reserve tickets online between March 12 and April 26. You will not be guaranteed tickets if you do not order in advance of ticket distribution.

Tickets for the Undergraduate Ceremony

Each participating graduate and candidate for graduation is eligible to bring up to four guests (graduates do not need a ticket). You will be able to reserve tickets online between March 12 and April 26. You will not be guaranteed tickets if you do not order in advance of ticket distribution.

Please Note: Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage you to book your tickets early. You must bring your NYU ID to pick up your tickets and the ID will be swiped before you can claim your tickets. Tickets are not transferable.

Contact Information

For Inquiries Regarding:

NYU School of Professional Studies Convocation
Office of Events
Phone: 212-992-9100
Email
: sps.graduationevents@nyu.edu

NYU Commencement
Visit: nyu.edu/commencement

Academic Attire, Announcement Cards, and Class Rings
Visit: colleges.herffjones.com/college/_nyu/

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

Alumni Activities, Benefits and Services
Office of Alumni Relations
Phone: 212-998-7237
Email
: sps.alumni@nyu.edu

NYU Commencement Portraits
NYU Photo Bureau
Phone: 212-998-6826
Email: photo.bureau@nyu.edu

Ceremony

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. 

Schedule

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

Photographs

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

Awards/Degrees

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