NYU SPS Graduates

Graduation Celebrations 2021

Each spring, NYU hosts one All-University Commencement celebration with all schools participating. This year’s event will be held virtually on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.  For updates as plans take shape, go to the NYU Commencement page.

On Thursday, May 20, 2021, NYU SPS will host a virtual School Convocation ceremony. Join with peers, friends and family to honor your momentous achievements on this very special occasion. 

Help us celebrate our graduates! Use #NYUSPS2021 and follow us on our social media plaftforms:

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Celebrating the NYU SPS Class of 2021

NYU SPS Convocation

Join us as we celebrate and honor our graduates!

NYU SPS Virtual Convocation will be live streamed on  Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 9:00 AM (DST).  

A link to our celebration will be posted here closer to the event date. 

All-University Commencement

NYU Commencement


The 2021 Virtual All-University Commencement will take place on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.  Tune in online at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern time) for our virtual salute to our graduates.

50 NIghts to Graduation

Virtual Celebration

Thursday, April 8, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM DST

SPS alumni invite you to join them at 50 Nights to Graduation to kick off your celebrations with a special welcome to the alumni family. Learn about alumni benefits, ways to stay connected, how to join the Violet Network, and much more!

Interested in being the 2021 Convocation Student Speaker?

Nominations for SPS Convocation Student Speaker are now open!

To self nominate or to nominate a colleague, complete and submit the SPS Convocation Spearker application form. 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Nominee must have a minimum GPA of 3.8
  • Nominee must be a September 2020 or January 2021 graduate or a May 2021 candidate for graduation. 
  • Service to the Program, School and University, or participation in student leadership (preferred).


All submissions are due Monday, February 22, 2021 (at 5:00 PM).


Social Media Images of graduating students

Dean's Exception for the All- University Commencement and SPS Convocation

Candidates for graduation 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 Convocation. 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.


Dean's Exception Process:

  • Speak to your academic advisor to confirm you meet the eligibility criteria.
  • Complete the Dean's Exception Request Form. 
  • Upon receipt of your form, your academic advisor will communicate with the Office of Student Affairs to determine eligibility.
  • The Office of Student Affairs will notify you of approval and provide additional details.


Dean's Exceptions 2021

2019 Convocation Highlights