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Congratulations to the Class of 2016!
Nominate the Convocation Student Speaker
Nominations are no longer being accepted for the 2016 Convocation student speaker.
For Undergraduate Ceremony
For Graduate Ceremony
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 2015-2016 academic year—specifically those who have graduated in September 2015 and January 2016, as well as those who will graduate in May 2016.
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 p.m. for the graduate ceremony and at 3 p.m. for the undergraduate ceremony. We will not be able to accommodate guests who arrive earlier.
Distribution of Awards
An awards ceremony will be held on Friday, May 13 for students being honored at the various graduation events. Invitations to selected students and their families will be emailed by mid-April.
Graduates will be able to purchase pictures taken during the ceremony. Details will be distributed on-site, during the student line up.
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.
For Inquiries Regarding:
NYU School of Professional Studies Convocation
Office of Events
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Student Services Center
Address: 25 W. 4th Street, 1st Fl.
Alumni Activities, Benefits and Services
Office of Alumni Relations
Convocation for Undergraduate Students
Date: Sunday, May 15, 2016
Location: Grand Hyatt New York (109 East 42nd Street, Park Avenue at Grand Central Terminal)
3 p.m. – Guest seating opens in the Auditorium on the Ballroom Level. Line up for students begins on the Conference Level.
4 p.m. – Ceremony begins
5:30 p.m. – Ceremony concludes
NYU Grad Alley
Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Location: Washington Square Area
Schedule: 5–8 p.m.
NYU 184th Commencement
Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Location: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY
9 a.m. – Candidates and guests admitted
10:30 a.m. – Candidates seated in assigned school areas
11 a.m. – Ceremony begins
1 p.m. – Ceremony concludes
Convocation for Graduate Students
Date: Friday, May 20, 2016
Location: Radio City Music Hall (1260 6th Avenue, between 50th and 51st Streets)
3:30 p.m. – Student seating opens
4 p.m. – Guest seating opens
5 p.m. – Ceremony begins
7 p.m. – Ceremony concludes