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Thank you for visiting the NYUSPS Convocation page, please continue to check this site for the 2018 Commencement Events.

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.

Nominations are no longer being accepted for the 2017 Convocation student speaker. Students will be notified of their status in mid-March.

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)

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 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

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 19, 2017

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

Schedule:

3:30 p.m. – Students arrive

4:00 p.m. – Guest seating opens

5:00 p.m. – Ceremony begins

7:00 p.m. – Ceremony concludes

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 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.

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 20 and April 30.

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 20 and April 30. 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 20 and April 30. 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

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 4:00 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.

Photographs

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

Degrees

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.