Commencement | NYU Tandon School of Engineering


Information for Graduating Students

Tandon School of Engineering Commencement

Barclays Center

Thursday, May 18, 2023 @ 8:30 AM  

Commencement Speaker: Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III, esteemed educator and President Emeritus of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. 

Ceremony details such as arrival times, program, registration instructions, and more will be announced and published on the Tandon Commencement Ceremony website in Spring 2023. In addition to the commencement ceremony, we will also host a hooding ceremony to celebrate the achievements of all 2023 doctoral degree recipients in May. Graduation candidates should continue to check their NYU emails for continuous updates in the Spring.

Frequently Asked Questions


All-University Commencement

Yankee Stadium

Wednesday, May 17, 2023 @ 11 AM 

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Key Dates to Remember


February 15

May Graduation Application Deadline (Registrar's Office)

    March 13

    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. For those who place an advance order before April 7 and do not select home shipping, academic attire distribution will be in the Eisner & Lubin Auditorium in the Kimmel Center in early May.

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

    March 13

    Ticket Orders begin for:

    Tandon Commencement Ceremony (May 18)

    • All members of the Class of 2023 (Summer 2022, Fall 2022, and January 2023 graduates, and Spring 2023 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.

    All-University Commencement Ceremony (May 17)

    • 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 two (2) tickets for their guests. Guest seating is general admission. 
    • Students can enter a lottery for one (1) extra 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 All-University 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 21

    Graduate Portraits in Brooklyn

    April 1

    Deadline to request a Dean's Exception

      April 14

      Deadline to place your order for NYU academic attire

      April 22

      Deadline to register and place guest ticket orders for the Tandon Commencement Ceremony on May 18. 

      May 5

      Deadline to register and place guest ticket orders for the All-University Commencement Ceremony. Tickets must be reserved by 5:00 p.m. ET. 

      May 17

      NYU All-University Commencement Ceremony

      • Ceremony for the Class of 2023 begins at 11 AM ET

      May 17

      NYU Tandon PhD Hooding Ceremony

      • NYU Tandon will host a hooding ceremony the evening of All-University Commencement to celebrate the achievements of all 2023 Tandon doctoral degree recipients.
      • Ceremony information and RSVP details will be sent to all eligible PhD candidates in Spring 2023.

      May 18

      NYU Tandon Commencement Ceremony

      • Ceremony for the Class of 2023 begins at 8:30 AM ET

      Commencement Schedule

      7:30 AM:  Doors open for graduates (Dean St. entrance) and guests (Main Entrance)

      8:30 AM:  Ceremony Begins: Welcome & Performance of the Star Spangled Banner

      • Opening Remarks - Andrew Hamilton, President, New York University 
      • Valedictorian Address - Joshua Lee, BS, Mathematics
      • Commencement Remarks - Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, Esteemed Educator & President Emeritus of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County

      8:55 AM:   Presentation of Graduates

      11:55 AM:  Dean's Remarks - Jelena Kovačević, Dean

      12:00 PM: Ceremony Concludes (approx.)


      All September 2022, December 2022, and January 2023 graduates and May 2023 candidates are eligible to attend and participate in Commencement as graduates of the Class of 2023 and may attend the Tandon Commencement Ceremony on May 18, as well as the All-University Commencement Exercises on May 17. 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 2023 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 Saturday, 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 2023 graduates prior to the April 1 Dean’s Exception deadline. Students who missed this deadline should email

      CUSP students should contact Peter Huu Tran to apply for a Dean's Exception.

      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 event on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 from 5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. on the Washington Square campus. You can order up to three admission wristbands when ordering All-University Commencement tickets.

      Graduate Portraits

      Commemorate your graduation with a formal Commencement portrait! Appointments are required.

      Events and Celebrations

      Celebrate your academic achievements at other events and celebrations for the Class of 2023, including the Cultural and Identity-based Graduations.