Congratulations Class of 2018!

Commencement 2017

The Tandon School of Engineering 163rd Commencement Exercises

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
10:00 am
Barclays Center
Brooklyn, NY

Important Information for Students

Watch LIVE


The All-University Commencement Exercises

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Yankee Stadium
Bronx, NY

Important Information for Students


Commencement 2018 is open to all September 2017 and January 2018 graduates and May 2018 candidates only. Students must first apply for their degree through the Registrar's Office. The Registrar's Spring 2018 degree application deadline is February 4, 2018.

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. To request an exception, please fill out the Dean’s Exception Form.

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

Online ordering for tickets to the Tandon Commencement Ceremony (May 15th), the All-University Commencement Ceremony (May 16th), and academic attire OPENS March 12!

PLEASE NOTE: You MUST WEAR official NYU academic attire to participate in the Tandon School of Engineering and the All-University Commencement exercises.

Tickets and pre-ordered attire will be distributed on the Brooklyn campus on Friday, May 4 from 12-7pm. 

Key Dates to Remember

February 4

May Graduation Application Deadline (Registrar's Office)

    March 12

    Registration opens for:

    • Tickets for the Tandon School of Engineering Commencement Ceremony at Barclays Center on May 15th
    • Tickets for the All-University Commencement Ceremony at Yankee Stadium on May 16th
    • Orders for Commencement Academic Attire

    April 2

    DEADLINE for Online Academic Attire Orders

      April 27

      DEADLINE for:

      • Ordering tickets for the Tandon School of Engineering Commencement Ceremony at Barclays Center on May 15th
      •  Ordering tickets for the All-University Commencement Ceremony at Yankee Stadium on May 16th

      Note: The deadline for Tandon students to order tickets for the All-University Commencement Ceremony is BEFORE the deadline for other Schools

      May 4

      Ticket and Attire Distribution for Tandon Students ONLY:

      Tickets and pre-ordered attire will be distributed in the Brooklyn Athletic Facility Gym (Rogers Hall) from 12-7pm. If you cannot pick up your tickets and attire in person, you may designate a substitute. See proxy form for more information.

      May 10

      TOAST '18
      • 6 - 8 pm 
      • Microsoft Technology Center
        11 Times Sq, New York, NY 10036
      • Register here

      May 15

      NYU Tandon School of Engineering Commencement Ceremony

      • Ceremony begins at 10 am

      • Location: Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn

      • Watch the ceremony live at

      NYU Grad Alley

      • Grad Alley takes places from 5-8 pm, rain or shine!

      • Location: around W. 3rd Street, Manhattan

      May 16

      NYU All-University Commencement Ceremony

      • Ceremony begins at 11 am

      • Location: Yankee Stadium, 1 E. 161st Street, Bronx

      Commencement FAQ

      I missed the April 2nd deadline for attire orders. What should I do?

      If you fail to place your online attire order before the April 2nd deadline, you must place and pick up a late attire order in person on the day of attire distribution on Friday, May 4th at the Brooklyn Athletic Facility (6 Metrotech Center, 1st Floor, Brooklyn). If your size cap/gown is no longer available, Herff Jones will provide the closest available substitute. Please note that late orders are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

      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 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, a limited number of additional tickets will be available on the day of ticket distribution on a first-come first served basis. Unfortunately, no additional tickets may be requested for the Yankee Stadium ceremony.

      I’m unable to attend the attire and ticket distribution day. How can I get my attire and tickets?

      If you cannot pick up your tickets and attire in person, you may designate a substitute. See the proxy form for more information. Please sign the form and have your substitute bring a copy with them to the distribution, along with a copy of your NYU ID, their NYU ID, and a copy of your order confirmation. If your proxy is picking up both attire and tickets, you will need two copies of all documentation.

      PLEASE NOTE: If you did not pre-order attire and fail to claim your ticket order by the end of distribution, those tickets may be distributed to another student.   

      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.

      I am an international student and need an invitation for visas for my parents/family/guests. How do I get that?

      As supporting documentation for your guests, you may need a letter from the Office of the University Registrar verifying your graduation status and Commencement date. You must have applied to graduate prior to requesting the letter. Complete a request form at the Office of the University Registrar, StudentLink Center, 383 Lafayette Street, 1st floor, or send a written request to Graduation Services, P.O. Box 910, New York, NY 10276-0910, fax 212-995-4558. The request must include your name, ID number, email address, phone number, school, anticipated degree, and the number of copies requested (we recommend 1 copy for each international guest). The letter will be available for you to pick up from the Student Services Center within 5 business days of receipt of the request. Visit International Visa Requests for more information.

      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.

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