Class of 2021

Graduate Convocation

Ceremony Information

Stern's Graduate Convocation ceremony will be held jointly for the Classes of 2020 and 2021 on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm (approximately), at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, located on Seventh Avenue between 31st and 33rd Streets in New York City. Formal electronic invitations to Convocation will be sent mid-March.

Important Note: September 2019, January 2020, May 2020, September 2020, January 2021 and May 2021 candidates are eligible to walk at Stern's Graduate Convocation ceremony for the Classes of 2020 and 2021 on May 10.

*Tentative Schedule for Stern’s Graduate Convocation*

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

1:30pm: Graduating students arrive at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden dressed in academic attire

2:15pm: Theater doors open and guests are seated

3:00pm: Ceremony begins. Tassels are placed on graduates’ left side of cap and moved to the right after degree is conferred.

6:00pm (approximate) - Ceremony ends.
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October 26, 2021

To NYU Stern’s Class of 2020 and Class of 2021,

You would have received President Hamilton's email by now, announcing that NYU will be hosting its Postponed All-University Commencement Exercises at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.

Similarly, Stern is delighted to announce plans to host school-wide, in-person graduation ceremonies next spring to recognize our Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 with all of the pomp and circumstance befitting a celebration of our accomplished graduates.

Please save Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in your calendars for Stern’s Graduation Exercises!  Exact ceremony times and event details will be forthcoming.

With nearly two years of NYC being closed to large-scale indoor events, the pent-up demand for space in the tristate area is considerable.  Finding a suitable venue and aligning with NYU's schedule for the Postponed All-University Commencement proved even more challenging.  Our intention was to schedule the events as close together as possible to facilitate those of you who may be traveling a great distance or taking time off from work.  Given the fierce competition for space across the City, we feel especially fortunate to have secured a date in one of New York’s marquee venues one week prior to NYU's Commencement date.  We’re hopeful that you may be able to attend one or both events with this advanced notice.

Warm regards, 

Raghu Sundaram
Dean