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Congratulations to the Class of 2015!

Here you will find the latest information about the 2015 Commencement Events, including the NYU School of Professional Studies Convocation, NYU Grad Alley, and the NYU Commencement Exercises.

Nominate the Convocation Student Speaker


We invite the Class of 2015 to nominate the student speaker for this year's Convocation. You can nominate yourself or a classmate. To be eligible, the nominee must meet the following criteria:

  • must have a minimum GPA of 3.8
  • must be a September 2014 or January 2015 graduate, or a May 2015 candidate for graduation
  • must have been of service to the program, the School, and/or the University or must have participated in student leadership (preferred)

The nomination form, with all required material, is due by March 27, 2015. A committee will review all eligible applications received by the deadline date.

Graduate Convocation

Undergraduate Convocation


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 mailed to graduates and candidates for graduation for the 2014-2015 academic year—specifically those who have graduated in September 2014 and January 2015, as well as those who will graduate in May 2015.


The School's Office of Events will mail invitations for this event in mid-March. If you do not receive your Convocation invitation by April 6, please contact the Office at (212) 992-9100 to verify your graduation status and mailing 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 8:00 a.m. for the graduate ceremony; and 5:00 p.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, 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 eight to ten 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

Convocation for Graduate Students

Date: Sunday, May 17, 2015

Location: The Theater at Madison Square Garden (7th Avenue and 32nd Street)


8:00 a.m. – Guest seating opens in the theater.

9:00 a.m. – Ceremony begins

11:30 a.m. – Ceremony concludes

Convocation for Undergraduate Students

Date: Monday, May 18, 2015

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


5:00 p.m. – Guest seating opens in the Auditorium on the Ballroom Level. Line-up for students begins on the Conference Level.

6:00 p.m. – Ceremony begins

7:30 p.m. – Ceremony concludes

NYU 183rd Commencement

Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Location: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY


9:15 a.m. – Candidates and guests admitted

10:00 a.m. – Candidates seated in assigned school areas

11:00 a.m. – Ceremony begins

1:00 p.m. – Ceremony concludes

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