Commencement | NYU Tandon School of Engineering


Information for Graduating Students

Tandon School of Engineering Commencement

Barclays Center

Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 4 PM

Mark your calendars for NYU Tandon's Commencement Exercises. In addition to the commencement ceremony, we will host a hooding ceremony to celebrate the achievements of all 2024 doctoral degree recipients in May. Graduation candidates should continue to check their NYU emails for updates throughout the spring semester.

Frequently Asked Questions


All-University Commencement

Yankee Stadium

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at 11 AM 

Mark your calendars for the All-University Commencement Exercises and review the full event schedule.

Frequently Asked Questions

Commencement Schedule

2:45 p.m. Doors open for candidates/graduates and guests

4:00 p.m. Ceremony begins with dais procession

  • Performance of the Star Spangled Banner — Neha Das, B.S. Electrical Engineering, Class of 2025
  • Welcome from the NYU Tandon Board — Chandrika Tandon, Chair, NYU Tandon Board
  • Alumni Association Welcome — Robert V. Jones, President, Polytechnic Alumni Association
  • Valedictory Address — Dorothy Zhang, B.S./M.S. Computer Science and Engineering
  • Commencement Address — Dede Bartlett, Retired Vice President and Corporate Secretary, Philip Morris Co., Inc., and Mobil Corporation
  • Dean's Remarks — Jelena Kovačević, William R. Berkley Dean and Professor, NYU Tandon

4:35 p.m. Presentation of graduates

6:30 p.m. Ceremony concludes (approximately)

Key Dates to Remember


February 15

May Graduation Application Deadline (Registrar's Office)

    March 11 

    Attire Orders begin:

    • Academic attire is required for all candidates and graduates attending Commencement.
    • A full academic attire set consists of a gown, tassel, cap (mortarboard for bachelor’s and master’s, or a tam for doctoral degrees), and hood (only for master’s and doctoral degrees).
    • Items will be available for individual purchase and may be shipped. 

    Additional information and pricing for academic attire are available on the NYU Commencement website.

    March 11

    Ticket Orders begin for:

    Tandon Commencement Ceremony 

    • All members of the Class of 2024 (Summer 2023, Fall 2023, and January 2024 graduates, and Spring 2024 candidates) must complete the MarchingOrder ticket registration process to attend the Tandon Commencement Ceremony. In early May, all ceremony registrants will receive a GradPass, which will be their ticket to enter the Barclays Center.
    • Candidates/graduates will also be able to request up to four (4) guest tickets for admission into the venue.
    • At the end of the ceremony registration period, students may enter a lottery for extra guest tickets. The availability of extra tickets is not guaranteed.



      Ticket Orders begin for:

      All-University Commencement Ceremony (May 15)

      • All graduates and candidates require a ticket to enter Yankee Stadium. Candidates/graduates will be able to order one (1) candidate ticket for themselves and up to two (2) tickets for their guests. Guest seating is general admission. 
      • Students can enter a lottery for one (1) additional guest ticket. The lottery is expected to take place in early May, at the conclusion of regular ticket ordering. The availability of extra tickets is not guaranteed.

      NOTE: NYU strictly prohibits the direct or indirect sale or auction of Commencement tickets. Students engaging in the advertising, promotion (including contests, giveaways or sweepstakes) or other trade or commercial sale of Commencement tickets will be subject to NYU disciplinary sanctions, including without limitation the delayed issuance of a degree or diploma.

      March 11 - April 9

      Graduate Portraits in Brooklyn

      • In addition to the opportunities that will be hosted at Washington Square in Spring 2024, a limited number of graduate portrait sessions will take place at the Brooklyn Campus in late-March and early-April.
      • Instructions for booking a session in Brooklyn will be emailed to candidates/graduates in Spring 2024.

      NOTE: Graduate portrait sessions are offered to candidates/graduates on a first-come, first-served basis. The purchase of any photos taken at these sessions are subject to additional fees.

      April 1

      Deadline to request a Dean's Exception

        April 5

        Deadline to place your order for NYU academic attire

        April 20

        Deadline to register and place guest ticket orders for the Tandon Commencement Ceremony. 

        April 28

        Deadline to register and place guest ticket orders for the All-University Commencement Ceremony on May 15

        May 7 - 14

        On-campus Attire Distribution at Washington Square

        • For those who ordered their academic attire and did not select home shipping, attire distribution will be in the Eisner and Lubin Auditorium at the Kimmel Center. Please review the NYU Commencement website for details.

        May 15

        NYU All-University Commencement Ceremony

        • Ceremony for the Class of 2024 begins at 11 AM ET

        May 15

        NYU Tandon Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony

        • NYU Tandon will host a hooding ceremony the evening of All-University Commencement to celebrate the achievements of all 2024 Tandon doctoral degree recipients.
        • Ceremony information and RSVP details will be sent to all eligible Ph.D. candidates in Spring 2024.

        May 16 

        NYU Tandon Commencement Ceremony

        • Ceremony for the Class of 2024 begins at 4 PM ET


        All September 2023, December 2023, and January 2024 graduates and May 2024 candidates are eligible to attend and participate in Commencement as graduates of the Class of 2024 and may attend the Tandon Commencement Ceremony, as well as the All-University Commencement Exercises. In order to attend, students must first apply for their degree through the Registrar's Office. 

        Dean’s Exceptions:  Students who will not complete their coursework by May 2024 and will have one or two courses remaining to take by the end of the summer can apply for a Dean's Exception.

        Students must apply by Monday, April 1. To request an exception, please fill out the Dean’s Exception Form. Students who plan on applying for a Dean's Exception should also apply for Graduation as September 2024 graduates prior to the April 1 Dean’s Exception deadline. Students who missed this deadline should email

        For more information on eligibility, including the Dean's Exception, please refer to the NYU Commencement Eligibility FAQ.

        PLEASE NOTE: Ph.D. candidates are not eligible to apply for a Dean's Exception.

        Other Commencement Activities


        Grad Alley

        Join us at this festive street fair featuring entertainment, games, and refreshments on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, on the Washington Square campus.

        Graduate Portraits

        Commemorate your graduation with a formal Commencement portrait! Appointments are required, and available on a first come, first served basis.
        group of CUE students in their cap and gowns at tandon graduation

        Events and Celebrations

        Celebrate your academic achievements at other events and celebrations for the Class of 2024, including the Cultural and Identity-based Graduations.