NYU SPS Graduates

Graduation Ceremonies

NYU holds one All-University Commencement each spring. While details for the upcoming spring have not been finalized, the university plans to celebrate graduates on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Information can be found at the NYU commencement page.

In addition to the University Commencement ceremony, NYU SPS hosts separate events—Convocations—one for its graduate students and one for its undergraduate students. NYU SPS will follow the university's guidance to determine whether these events will be planned virtually or in person. Monitor this page as details will be posted here in the coming weeks. 

NYU SPS 2020 Virtual Celebrations

Undergraduate Celebration

The NYUSPS Convocation for Undergraduate Students has been postponed.

On Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 10:00 AM (EST) we hosted a virtual celebration in honor of our undergraduate students.

Graduate Celebration

The NYU SPS Graduate Convocation has been postponed.

On Monday, May 18, 2020 at 10:00 AM (EST) we hosted a virtual celebration in honor of our graduate students.

All-University Commencement

Commencement at Yankee Stadium

NYU Commencement Exercises


The 2020 All-University Commencement Exercises, originally scheduled for May 20 at Yankee Stadium, have been postponed.

Salute the Class of 2020 at our virtual celebration on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Tune in online at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern time) for our virtual salute to our graduates.

2020 Convocation Speakers


Margaret Chinwe Anadu

Head of the Urban Investment Group
Merchant Banking Division
Goldman Sachs


Kimberly Castro '08

Editor and Chief Content Officer
U.S. News & World Report

2020 Convocation Student Speakers

Congratulations to our convocation student speakers, selected by the SPS committee to represent their colleagues at the SPS Convocations. We look forward to hearing from them during our in person convocations, to be scheduled in the future. 


Sena Pottackal

MS, Public Relations and Corporate Communcation, SPS ‘20 


Shakia Michelle Rose

BA, Social Sciences, SPS ‘20 

2019 Convocation Highlights