Graduation Ceremonies

Congratulations to the Class of 2019! 2019 Commencement Events, including the NYU School of Professional Studies Convocation, NYU Grad Alley, and the NYU Commencement Exercises.

Congratulations to our Graduates!

NYU holds one All-University Commencement each spring. May 2019 candidates, as well as September 2018 and January 2019 graduates, are invited to attend. 


In addition to the University Commencement ceremony, the NYU School of Professional Studies hosts separate events, one for its graduate students and one for its undergraduate students and their guests. Along with your family and friends, you will join your fellow graduates as we celebrate your achievements.


Convocation is a rich, time-honored tradition at the NYU School of Professional Studies, during which we celebrate the accomplishments of our students. The Convocation ceremonies provide an opportunity for those graduating, their family members, administrators, and faculty members to come together and acknowledge their impressive achievements, and to applaud the hard work and sacrifices they have made to enrich their lives and advance their careers through education.


187th All- University Commencement

The All-University Commencement will take place at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, May 22, 2019

NYUSPS Convocation Events

Undergraduate Convocation

NYUSPS Convocation for Undergraduate Students

  • Thursday, May 23, 2019
  • Manhattan Center, Hammerstein Ballroom
  • 311 West 34th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues)

Graduate Convocation

  • Friday, May 24, 2019
  • Radio City Music Hall
  • 1260 6th Avenue (between 50th and 51st Streets)

Interested in being the Convocation Speaker?

Members of the graduating class may nominate themselves or any of their classmates. The deadline for applying is February 25, 2019.

The student speakers for the Class of 2019 will be chosen by the Convocation Student Speaker Committee. 


Eligibility Criteria:


  • Nominee must have a minimum GPA of 3.8
  • Nominee must be a September 2018 or January 2019 graduate or a May 2019 candidate for graduation. 
  • Service to the Program, School and University, or participation in student leadership (preferred).

Completing your degree in summer?

Students who have up to two courses outstanding to complete their degrees may petition their school dean for eligibility to participate in the All-University Commencement and the SPS Convocations. The two courses must be completed by the end of the summer. 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.


More information about Dean's Exceptions:

  • Dean’s Exceptions will not be able to order All-University Commencement tickets in advance, but must follow the in-person request procedure outlined on the Dean’s Exception form. They will be limited to two guest tickets.
  • Dean’s Exceptions will be able to order their SPS Convocation tickets, once they have received the approved Exception Form. They will receive four guest tickets.
  • The student must submit the completed and signed Dean’s Exception form when picking up his/her Commencement and SPS Convocation tickets at the Kimmel Center beginning Thursday, May 16.



Dean's Exceptions

Your academic advisor can help you determine if you are eligible to apply to be a dean's exception.

More Graduation Events and Celebrations

50 Nights to Graduation

Let's Celebrate! 50 Nights to Graduation

An SPS Alumni Welcome to the Class of 2019

  • Friday, April 5, 2019
  • 6:00-9:00 p.m.
  • NYU Kimmel Center for University Life, Rosenthal Pavilion
  • 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

NYU Grad Alley

NYU 23rd Annual Grad Alley (For graduating students and their families)

  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019
  • 5:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Washington Square Area