The School of Engineering will honor the Class of 2015 at its 160th Commencement Exercises on:

Thursday, May 21, 2015
10:00 a.m.
Barclays Center
Brooklyn, NY

Watch the ceremony live at

Watch the video from the 2014 Commencement

Commencement 2015 is open to all September 2014 graduates, January 2015 graduates, and May 2015 candidates only. Students must first apply for their degree through the Registrar's Office. Registration for Commencement will open after the Registrar's Spring 2015 degree application deadline.

There is a Dean’s Exception for the All-University Commencement whereby graduation candidates who have no more than two courses (one course for graduate students) outstanding to complete their degrees may petition their school’s Academic Dean for eligibility to participate as long as these courses are completed by the end of the summer. For more information, including the Dean's Exception, please refer to the NYU Commencement Eligibility Policy. Dean’s Exception Forms will be available to School of Engineering students at the Office of the Associate Dean of Student Affairs (Dibner 240) for Spring 2015.


This year’s Commencement ceremonies will take place with the All-University Ceremony at Yankees Stadium on Wednesday, May 20, and with the Polytechnic School of Engineering at Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, on Thursday, May 21. Through your RSVP, you can request guest tickets for your family and friends. If you would like to attend, please RSVP by April 6 so we can reserve a place for you. If you do not RSVP by April 6, you will be charged extra fees for that attire, and guest tickets cannot be ensured.

Graduating candidates will receive up to five***guest tickets for the ceremony at Barclays Center. Graduates will enter the ceremony in procession and will be individually announced as they walk the stage.

***Total number of guest tickets distributed will be based on the total amount requested versus the space availability of the venue. The School of Engineering reserves the right to limit the amount of guest tickets distributed.

You may also participate in NYU’s All-University Commencement, which will be held on Wednesday, May 20, at Yankee Stadium. You will receive three guest tickets and one candidate ticket for yourself. For your convenience, we will continue to distribute all ticket and attire orders at the Brooklyn Campus. You will also be able to register for both ceremonies right here (above). Registration will open on March 16th.

If you cannot pick up your tickets and attire in person, you may designate a substitute. See this form for more information. Please sign the form and have your substitute bring a copy to the distribution with them.

IMPORTANT NOTE: NYU prohibits the direct or indirect sale or auction of all Commencement tickets. Ticket(s) may not be used for advertising, promotion (including contests, giveaways or sweepstakes) or other trade or commercial purposes.  Students engaging in such activities, as well as any other activity that disrupts the administration of the ceremony and/or violates the Yankee Stadium or Barclays Center Security Policies or any NYU student conduct policy, will be subject to NYU disciplinary sanctions, including without limitation the delayed issuance of a degree or diploma.

If you have extra tickets and are not using them - please do your best to share with a fellow graduate in need. The atmosphere in the Barclays Center will be amazing and we would like to pack the house.

Please note: Diplomas are not distributed at Commencement; and you do not have to attend commencement in order to receive them. Diplomas are printed twice a year, typically within eight weeks from the degree conferral date. Degree recipients are emailed after conferral with diploma mailing/pickup information. Please contact the Registrar's Office for any questions about your diploma.

Order Attire Here
You must wear the official academic attire to participate in either the School of Engineering or the All-University Commencement exercises. You may order attire online directly from Herff Jones. (Search for “New York University”, then select "May 2015 Ceremony," then select "Poly School of Engineering," and finally select your degree type.)


  • February 6, 2015: May Graduation Application Deadline (Registrar's Office)
  • March 12, 2015: Registration Opens for the 2015 School of Engineering Commencement Ceremony at Barclays Center
  • March 16, 2015: Registration Opens for the 2015 All-University Commencement Ceremony at Yankee Stadium
  • March 26, 2015, 2pm - 7 p.m.: Join Us at the 2015 Graduation Fair
  • A convenient, one-stop event, the Grad Fair allows you to take care of your Commencement needs in person. Find out more about ordering attire or sit for a graduate photo portrait—just visit Regna Lounge on Tuesday, March 26, any time between 2:00pm and 7:00pm.
  • April 6, 2015: School of Engineering Commencement Registration and Online Attire Orders CLOSED
  • April 13, 2015: All-University Commencement Registration CLOSED
  • May 7, 2015, Noon - 7 p.m.: Ticket and Attire Distribution
  • Tickets and pre-ordered attire will be distributed on Thursday, May 7, at Regna Lounge on the Brooklyn campus between Noon and 7 p.m. If you cannot pick up your tickets and attire in person, you may designate a substitute. See this form for more information.  Please sign the form and have your substitute bring a copy to the distribution with them.
  • May 14, 2015: Toast ‘15
  • May 19, 2015: NYU Grad Alley
  • May 20, 2015: All-University Commencement Ceremony at Yankee Stadium
  • May 21, 2015: the School of Engineering Commencement Ceremonies at Barclays Center

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