NYU SPS Graduates

Graduation Ceremonies

NYU holds one All-University Commencement each spring. May candidates, as well as September and January 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 they have made to enrich their lives and advance their careers through education.

This year, NYU and SPS will hold ceremonies for the class of 2022 as well as a combined event for the classes of 2020 and 2021. 

View 2022 Graduate Convocation Ceremony Speaker Bios >

View 2022 Undergraduate Convocation Ceremony Speaker Bios >

View 2020/2021 Convocation Ceremony Speaker Bios > 


Vaccination Policy and Public Health Protocols

All members of the NYU community, including graduates and their guests are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and, if eligible, have received a booster shot (per CDC criteria). Graduates and their guests should be able to produce proof of compliance if requested. 

  • Children 5 years of age or older must be fully vaccinated and receive their booster when eligible.
  • Children under 5 years of age may attend Commencement and Grad Alley provided that they have either a negative COVID-19 PCR test performed within 72 hours of the event.

Class of 2022 Ceremonies

Graduate Convocation

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Radio City Music Hall
1260 6th Avenue, New York, NY 10020

3:30 PM          Doors Open
4:30 PM          Ceremony Begins
6:30 PM          Ceremony Ends

Undergraduate Convocation

Friday, May 20, 2022

Manhattan Center, Hammerstein Ballroom
311 West 34th Street, New York, NY 

9:30 AM       Doors Open

10:30 AM      Ceremony begins

12:15 PM       Ceremony Ends

All-University Commencement

NYU Commencement Exercises

The All-University Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2022 will take place on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Yankee Stadium.

Graduate Checklist

Confirm Eligibility
Review eligibility requirements to participate in the Class of 2022 ceremonies.
Log into Albert
Contact your academic advisor for more information.
Order Your Academic Attire
Deadline is April 8, 2022
Order your Convocation tickets

NYU SPS Convocation Tickets

Deadline is April 22, 2022
Order your Commencement tickets
Deadline is May 6, 2022

Class of 2020 and 2021 Ceremonies

Students in academic attire posing for the camera

NYU SPS Convocation

NYU SPS Convocation for Class of 2020 and 2021
Manhattan Center, Hammerstein Ballroom
311 West 34th Street, New York, NY  

Commencement at Yankee Stadium

NYU Commencement

A joint ceremony for the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 will take place on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.

2019 Convocation Highlights