The School of Engineering will honor the Class of 2017 at its 162nd Commencement Exercises on:

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
10:00 a.m.
Barclays Center
Brooklyn, NY

Watch the ceremony live at

Watch the video from the 2016 Commencement


Commencement 2017 is open only to May 2017 candidates and all September 2016 and January 2017 graduates. 

Dean’s Exception: Candidates for graduation who have up to two outstanding courses required to complete their degree may petition their school’s Dean for eligibility to participate in Commencement. All outstanding courses must be completed by the end of the summer immediately following graduation. Students with extenuating circumstances (for example, international students whose visas expire or who are subject to travel restrictions) will have their situations reviewed on a case-by-case basis. You may download a Dean’s Exception Form or pick one up at the Office of the Associate Dean of Student Affairs (Dibner 240). The due date for Dean's Exception forms is Friday, March 24, 2017.

For more information on eligibility, including the Dean's Exception, please refer to the NYU Commencement Eligibility Policy. PLEASE NOTE: Ph.D. candidates are not eligible for Dean's Exception.

Attire & Tickets

The deadline for all attire orders is Monday, April 3.

The deadline for all ticket orders is Friday, April 28. Tickets and pre-ordered attire will be distributed on Thursday, May 4 from noon-7pm in the Grand Hall of the Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life (238 Thompson Street, 5th Floor, Manhattan, NY).

Commencement FAQ

I did not pick up my tickets and/or attire on May 4th. What should I do?
If you were not able to pick up your pre-ordered tickets, you may do so by going to LC223 on Wednesday, May 10th from 12pm-5pm. THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE. Tickets will not be available the morning of either of the Commencement ceremonies. If you cannot pick up your tickets in person, you may designate a substitute. See the Proxy Pick-Up form for more information. All ticket orders that are not picked up by then end of the ticket distribution on May 10th may forfeit their tickets.

If you did not pick up your academic attire, it will be available at the main NYU distribution at the Kimmel Center. Please go to:

Kimmel Center for University Life
60 Washington Square S, 4th Floor
(between LaGuardia Pl & Thompson St)

Tuesday May 9 from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm (on-time orders only)
Wednesday May 10 from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm  (on-time orders only)
Thursday May 11 from 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday May 12 from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday May 15 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday May 16 from10:00 am - 4:00 pm

I missed the ticket and/or attire ordering deadline. What should I do?
If you did not order tickets to the Tandon ceremony at Barclays Center, please email to see if a late order can be placed.

If you did not order tickets to the All-University ceremony at Yankee Stadium, you can place a late order in person beginning at 11am on Thursday, May 11th. The full late ticket order schedule is available here.

If you did not order attire, you must place and pick up a late order beginning Thursday, May 11th, during regular distribution hours. Go to the 4th Floor of the Kimmel Center where a representative of Herff Jones, Inc. will be available to take and fill your order in one transaction. All late orders must be paid by certified check, money order, credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover) or cash. The latter will speed up your transaction. Please understand that the rental firm might have to make substitutions to fill late orders.

How many tickets do I receive for Commencement?
When you register online, you may request a maximum of three (3) guest tickets for the Commencement ceremony at Yankee Stadium AND up to five (5) guest tickets for the ceremony at Barclays Center. If you wish to bring more than five guests to the Barclays center ceremony, extra tickets WILL NOT be available on May 4th. EXTRA TICKETS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED VIA LOTTERY SYSTEM. You or your proxy will be able to register via a web form at Distribution for extra tickets. Those that receive extra tickets through the lottery will be notified on Monday, May 8th via email with a pickup time. If you or a proxy cannot pick up the extra tickets during that window, they will be forfeited. Additional tickets for the Yankee Stadium ceremony will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis on Monday, May 15 at the Kimmel Center for University Life from 10:00 am-4:00 pm. Please note, extra tickets for the Yankee Stadium ceremony will only be available on May 15th for students whose school-ceremony conflicts with the normal "extra Yankee ticket" distribution day (May 16th).

I requested more tickets than I need. What should I do with the extras?
If you do not need all of the tickets that you originally requested, we kindly ask that you return the extra tickets on the day of distribution, or give them to a fellow graduate who needs more.
PLEASE 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.

Do I have to attend Commencement to receive my diploma?
No. Diplomas are not distributed at Commencement, and you do not have to attend commencement in order to receive yours. Diplomas are printed twice a year, typically within eight weeks of 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.

Key Dates to Remember

March 13

Registration Opens for:

  • Tickets for the Tandon School of Engineering Commencement Ceremony at Barclays Center
  • Tickets for the All-University Commencement Ceremony at Yankee Stadium
  • Orders for Commencement Academic Attire
April 3 Registration Closes for:
  • Commencement Academic Attire Orders
April 28

Registration Closes for:

  • Tandon School of Engineering Commencement Ceremony Tickets
  • All-University Commencement Ceremony Tickets for Tandon students
May 4

Ticket and Attire Distribution
Tickets and pre-ordered attire will be distributed on Thursday, May 4th from noon-7pm in the Grand Hall of the Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life (238 Thompson St, 5th floor). If you cannot pick up your tickets and attire in person, you may designate a substitute. See the Pick Up Proxy form for more information. 

A Toast to You 2017 Celebration
6 PM - 9 PM
Brooklyn Athletic Facility Gym (6 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201)

May 9-16 Distribution for late attire orders & pickups, late Yankee Stadium ticket orders, and extra Yankee Stadium tickets will take place at the Kimmel Center (60 Washington Square South, 4th Floor, Manhattan, NY). For a full distribution schedule, please see the NYU Commencement website.
May 16 Tandon School of Engineering Commencement Ceremony at Barclays Center

NYU Grad Alley

May 17 All-University Commencement Ceremony at Yankee Stadium