Congratulations Class of 2021!
Information for Graduates
Tandon School of Engineering Virtual Commencement
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
For all of us at NYU Tandon, few occasions are as eagerly awaited as Commencement Day. And this year, a memorable and engaging virtual event is in the works — one that will serve as a joyful acknowledgment of much hard work and a festive celebration of achievement.
All-University Virtual Commencement
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Key Dates to Remember
50 Nights to Commencement!
Join us in celebrating 50 Nights Before Commencement! This event will feature information about school-specific ceremonies and celebrations, alumni and career resources for graduating students, and all-University initiatives such as the All-University Commencement, cultural graduations, and more!
Deadline to request a Dean's Exception
Deadline to place your order for the NYU Commencement Giftbox to arrive by May 7
Deadline to place your order for NYU academic attire to arrive by May 7 with standard shipping
NYU All-University Commencement Ceremony
NYU Tandon Commencement Ceremony
Commencement 2021 is open to all September 2020, December 2020, and January 2021 graduates and May 2021 candidates only. 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 Tuesday, April 6. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: CUSP students should contact Peter Tran (email@example.com) 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.
Submit a Video
During your time at Tandon, you've learned to think in out-of-the box ways. You’re graduating with new ideas about how to respond to global challenges, new resilience and agility in how you work together to create solutions, and new appreciation for just how much you can accomplish when you’ve had the benefit of an engineering-based education and you’re passionate about an idea.
The dictionary definitions of engineer are woefully outdated, like this one from Oxford and this one from Merriam-Webster. What you have been doing and what you will go on to do is much more expansive and innovative than these descriptions — your generation is, quite literally, redefining engineering. We’d like to hear what being an engineer, scientist, or technologist means to you. Will you fix something broken, strengthen something weakened, reinvent something that’s calling out to be reinvented? We want to know!
Now’s your chance to submit a video that we’ll feature on social media and during our virtual Commencement celebrations.
Tell us, in one minute or less, how you’re redefining the term engineer. You can either speak in front of the camera or do a photo slideshow with a voiceover. Get creative! If you'd like to use the 2021 commencement background, you can find it here.
Then submit your video to our Google Drive by April 19th. Please name your file as follows, ‘firstname_lastname_
Thanks for considering participating!
To capture the excitement and pride, we invite you, friends, and family, to celebrate your accomplishments on social media. Use #NYU2021 #NYUTandonMade to share photos, videos, memories, well wishes, and celebratory moments for a chance to be featured on our website!
Find your school GIF on Instagram! We’ve launched our own series of NYU Tandon stickers on Instagram! Search “NYU Tandon Made” in GIFS to add our exclusive graduation stickers to your Instagram Stories. Make sure to tag us @NYUTandon to be featured on our channel.
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