Commencement | NYU Tandon School of Engineering


Congratulations to the classes of 2020, 2021, and 2022!

Information for Graduates

Tandon School of Engineering Commencement

Barclays Center

Monday, May 16, 2022 – 3:30 PM
Joint Ceremony for the Classes of 2020, 2021, and 2022

Watch Commencement 2022

For all of us at NYU Tandon, few occasions are as eagerly awaited as Commencement Day. And this year, a memorable and engaging event is in the works — one that aims to bring together the Classes of 2020, 2021, and 2022! This joint ceremony will serve as a joyful acknowledgment of the hard work of Tandon’s current graduating class, as well as our recent alumni.

A detailed event schedule and information on ordering attire, obtaining tickets, and how to RSVP for the Tandon Ceremony will be sent to all eligible attendees in early March.

Frequently Asked Questions


All-University Commencement

Yankee Stadium

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Ceremony for the Class of 2022: 11:00 AM
Ceremony for the Classes of 2020 and 2021: 6:00 PM

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Public Health Protocols

All graduates and their families should be aware that venue guidelines are subject to change based on public health protocols. Specifically, this means that if the Barclays Center does not allow for anyone (student, faculty, staff, or guests) to enter the building — regardless of any medical or religious exemptions they have received from the University — they will not be permitted to enter the premises.

In accordance with the University’s Vaccination Protocols for Commencement, all members of the NYU community are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to receive a COVID-19 booster shot (if eligible for the booster based on CDC criteria). For both the Tandon Commencement Ceremony and All-University Commencement Ceremony, all graduates and their guests must be able to produce proof of compliance if requested.

Face masks are also currently recommended for all individuals who attend the Tandon Commencement Ceremony at the Barclays Center, except while actively eating or drinking. Additional information can be found on the Barclays Center’s website.

Tandon Commencement Schedule

2:15 p.m.: Doors open for candidates/graduates

2:30 p.m.: Doors open for guests

3:30 p.m.: Ceremony begins with student and dais processions

  • Opening Remarks — Andrew Hamilton, President, New York University
  • Dean's Remarks — Jelena Kovačević, Dean
  • Commencement Address — Daniela Blanco, Co-Founder and CEO, Sunthetics
  • Valedictory Address — Hui Wen Goh, BS, Mathematics; minors in Computer Science and Data Science

4:50 p.m.: Presentation of graduates

  • Class of 2022
  • Class of 2021
  • Class of 2020

8:30 p.m.: Ceremony concludes (approx.)

Key Dates to Remember


February 13

May Graduation Application Deadline (Registrar's Office)

    February 28

    Attire Orders begin:

    • Classes of 2020 and 2021 may order the items needed to complete their academic attire set.
    • 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 will be shipped.
    • Class of 2022 will order complete academic attire and may choose between home shipping and on-campus pickup in May.

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

    March 21

    Ticket Orders begin for:

    Tandon Commencement Ceremony (May 16)

    • All 2020 and 2021 graduates, and 2022 candidates, require a ticket to enter Barclays Center. Candidates/graduates will be able to request one candidate ticket for themselves and three (3) guest tickets for admission into the venue.

    All-University Commencement Ceremony (May 18)

    • All 2020 and 2021 graduates and 2022 candidates require a ticket to enter Yankee Stadium. Candidates/graduates will be able to order one candidate ticket for themselves and tickets for their guests. 
    • Classes of 2020 and 2021 (6:00 PM ceremony): Each graduate may request a maximum of three (3) guest tickets for admission into Yankee Stadium.
    • Class of 2022 (11:00 AM ceremony): Each candidate for graduation may request a maximum of two (2) guest tickets for admission into Yankee Stadium.
    • A lottery will be held for extra tickets. Graduates and candidates may opt into the lottery when they place their ticket order online. Each person who is selected in the lottery will receive one additional guest ticket.  

    April 1

    Deadline to request a Dean's Exception

      April 8

      Deadline to place your order for NYU academic attire

      April 23

      Deadline to place guest ticket orders for the Tandon Commencement Ceremony on May 16

      May 2 - 11

      Electronic Ticket Distribution for the Tandon Commencement Ceremony

      May 6

      Deadline to place guest ticket orders for the All-University Commencement Ceremony on May 18

      May 9

      GradPass distribution for the Tandon Commencement Ceremony

      • All registered graduates will receive their GradPass which will allow them to enter the Barclays Center and participate in the ceremony. After this date, it will also appear in each registrant's MarchingOrder account.

      May 16

      NYU Tandon Commencement Ceremony

      May 18

      NYU All-University Commencement Ceremony

      • Ceremony Virtual celebration  for the Class of 2022 begins at 11 AM Eastern Time
      • Ceremony for the Classes of 2020 and 2021 begins at 6 PM Eastern Time



      Graduates of the Classes of 2020 and 2021 are welcome to participate in this year’s joint Tandon Commencement Ceremony on May 16, as well as the evening All-University Commencement Exercises on May 18 (6 PM Eastern Time).

      All September 2021, December 2021, and January 2022 graduates and May 2022 candidates are eligible to attend and participate in Commencement as graduates of the Class of 2022 and may attend the Tandon Commencement Ceremony on May 16, as well as the afternoon All-University Commencement Exercises on May 18 (11 AM Eastern Time). In order to attend, students must first apply for their degree through the Registrar's Office.

      Dean’s Exceptions: 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. 

      Students must apply by Friday, 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 apply for Graduation prior to the deadline. Students who missed this deadline should email

      Please note: CUSP students should contact Peter 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 for Dean's Exception.

      Other Commencement Activities


      Grad Alley

      Join us at this festive event on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 from 4:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. on the Washington Square campus. You can order up to three admission wristbands when ordering Commencement tickets.

      Graduate Portraits

      Commemorate your graduation with a formal Commencement portrait! Sign up now for portrait sessions in May. Appointments are required.

      Events and Celebrations

      Celebrate your academic achievements at other events and celebrations for the Class of 2022, including the Cultural and Identity-based Graduations.