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NYU's All-University Commencement

NYU's All-University Commencement is for all students graduating from New York University.

On Wednesday, May 18, 2016, the NYU community will join together to celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2016 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York.

With banners flying and wearing their violet caps and gowns, the Class of 2016 will make history as it graces the stands of Yankee Stadium for New York University's 184th Commencement Exercises.

The ceremony includes a presidential address, a student speaker, the awarding of honorary degrees to a number of distinguished individuals and the conferring of degrees and certificates by the president of the University only after all classes have been recognized by their deans. The program concludes with the ceremonial passing of the University torch.

The University will continue its tradition of officially announcing the names of the honorary degree recipients shortly before Commencement. Because more than 8,000 students are expected to attend, it is not possible to recognize each individual by name. Instead the deans will introduce each class as a whole and a representative selected in advance will receive a symbolic diploma for degree categories. All students are required to stay until all schools’ class representatives have received their symbolic diplomas. Official conferring of degrees for all schools will follow.

NOTE: Diplomas are mailed to the graduates' permanent addresses by the Office of the University Registrar approximately eight weeks following the date of graduation.

If you plan to attend NYU's All-University Commencement, you must order tickets online between Monday, March 14 and Friday, May 6. Visit NYU’s All-University Commencement website for information about tickets to this event. RSVP by clicking on "NYU All-University Commencement Tickets" under the "Stern Life" tab in SternLinks.