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Class of 2023

MBA and PhD Convocation

Ceremony Information

The Stern MBA and PhD Convocation ceremony for the Class of 2023 will be held on Friday, May 19, 2023, from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm (approximately), at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, located on Seventh Avenue between 31st and 33rd Streets in New York City. Formal electronic invitations will be sent mid-March.

Important Note: September 2022, January 2023, and May 2023 candidates from the following degree programs are eligible to walk at Stern's MBA and PhD Convocation ceremony:

  • Andre Koo Tech MBA
  • Fashion & Luxury MBA
  • Langone Part-time MBA
  • Two-year Full-time MBA
  • JD / MBA
  • MD / MBA
  • MBA / MFA
  • MBA / MPA
  • MS in Biology / MBA
  • MS in Mathematics in Finance / MBA
  • Dual MBA with HEC School of Management
  • DDS / MBA
  • PhD

*Tentative Schedule*

Friday, May 19, 2023

1:45pm: Graduating students arrive at the The Theater at Madison Square Garden dressed in academic attire for special instructions.

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.

5:30pm (approximate): Ceremony concludes.



Stern is delighted to share plans to host graduation ceremonies on Friday, May 19, 2023 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden to recognize our outstanding MBA and Doctoral candidates and graduates from the Class of 2023. 

Similarly, NYU will be hosting its All-University Commencement Exercises for your class at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, May 17, 2023.

Event details for eligible graduates will be forthcoming via email and updated in real-time on our graduation website. Please be on the lookout for future communications.