Commencement | NYU Tandon School of Engineering


Congratulations Class of 2020!


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Class of 2020: Your Vision. Your Future.

Tandon School of Engineering Virtual Celebration 

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
1:00 PM

A link will arrive via email shortly before the start of the 1 pm event, which will feature addresses by NYU President Andrew Hamilton; your Class of 2020 Valedictorian, Maxwell Rosen; special guest alum Joan Von Ahn, who graduated from our school in 1976 and went on to break barriers as one of the first women with a degree in meteorology to present the weather on television; and others. The link will also be available at that time on our social media channels: FacebookInstagramLinkedIn, and Twitter.

Frequently Asked Questions


All-University Virtual Commencement 

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
11:00 AM

The 2020 All-University Commencement Exercises, originally scheduled for May 20 at Yankee Stadium, have been postponed, as well as the individual school graduation ceremonies in New York. Read the full Commencement message from NYU President Andrew Hamilton.

Key Dates to Remember

February 23

May Graduation Application Deadline (Registrar's Office)

    April 24

    Deadline to place your order for a COMPLIMENTARY graduation cap and Class of 2020 tassel from Herff Jones

    • There is no charge for the cap, tassel, or shipping; these are free.

    • You can enter your current mailing address through the website. The items should arrive in early to mid-May, although delivery dates may vary depending on the reliability of the mail and your location.

    • If you wish to order any other graduation accessories—such as class rings, stoles, or diploma frames—at your own expense, you can add those to your order through Herff Jones.

    May 20

    NYU All-University Commencement Ceremony

    • Virtual celebration begins at 11 am

    NYU Tandon Commencement Ceremony

    • Virtual celebration begins at 1 pm


    Commencement 2020 is open to all September 2019 and January 2020 graduates and May 2020 candidates only. Students must first apply for their degree through the Registrar's Office. The Registrar's Spring 2020 degree application deadline is February 23, 2020.

    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 Tuesday, April 7 and will be notified if they have been approved or declined prior to the attire ordering deadline (April 14, 2020). To request an exception, please fill out the Dean’s Exception Form

    Please note: CUSP students should contact Sattik Deb ( to apply for a Dean's Exception.

    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.

    What’s Your Vision? Submit a Video

    Commencement is the culmination of years of hard work and sacrifice on your part, as well as on the part of your families, and while in-person festivities are on hold right now, we still want to celebrate you and your accomplishments.

    We want to hear from you! Now’s your chance to submit a video that we’ll feature on social media, the Tandon website, and other digital locations.

    Each of you has a distinct vision for your future. Tell us about it and how NYU Tandon has helped you shape that future!


    • Your video can be up to one minute long.
    • Speak in front of the camera or do a photo slideshow with a voiceover. Get creative!
    • Send a link to download your video file (.mp4 or .mov) to by April 30.
    Graduation cap decorated with message "Keep moving forward"