All-NYU Commencement Ceremony

For NYU Community

The schools and colleges of New York University join together in celebrating one Commencement ceremony each year. This invitation is extended to all graduates and degree candidates for the 2013-2014 academic year.

On Wednesday, May 21, the NYU community will join together to celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2014 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York.

With banners flying and wearing their violet caps and gowns, the Class of 2014 will make history as it graces the stands of Yankee Stadium for New York University's 182nd Commencement Exercises.

The ceremony includes a presidential address, a student speaker, the awarding of honorary degrees to a number of distinguished individuals, and the conferring of degrees and certificates by the president of the University only after all classes have been recognized by their deans. The program concludes with the ceremonial passing of the University torch.

The University will continue its tradition of officially announcing the names of the honorary degree recipients shortly before Commencement. Because over 8,000 students are expected to attend, it is not possible to recognize each individual by name. Instead the deans will introduce each class as a whole and a representative selected in advance will receive a symbolic diploma for degree categories. All students are required to stay until ALL schools' class representatives have received their symbolic diplomas. OFFICIAL conferring of degrees for ALL schools will follow.

(Diplomas are mailed to the graduates' permanent addresses by the Office of the University Registrar approximately eight weeks following the date of graduation.)

In addition to the All-University Commencement, each of the 13 schools and colleges may host individual school graduations and/or receptions. These smaller, more intimate ceremonies are held at various venues at the University and around New York City.

The University welcomes the friends and families of the Class of 2014 and extends heartfelt congratulations to our graduates.