Tickets for the degree candidate and up to four guests must be ordered online from Monday, March 25, 2019 at 10:00 AM through Friday, April 26, 2019 at 4:00 PM. Should tickets be available after ticket pick-up, a lottery will be held for students seeking extra guest tickets.
Kimmel Ticket Central Kiosk
60 Washington Square South, Kimmel Lobby
Dates and Time
In the event there are unclaimed tickets at the close of the ticket pickup period, a lottery will be held immediately after ticket distribution ends so that winners can be notified and begin picking up those tickets the following morning.
This event requires the same academic attire worn at the all-University Commencement ceremony.
Tickets for the all-University Commencement on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 must be ordered separately online.
More Information on Commencement
The Founders' Day Award is a Commencement honor afforded to top-ranking Baccalaureate candidates and graduates. The recipients receive a gold tassel that they can wear during their graduation ceremonies, as well as a personalized certificate that will be mailed to permanent addresses after graduation. The University Registrar's Office, which calculates earned credits and GPAs, has defined the Founders' Award to be bestowed upon the top 35 percentile of each graduating class (as of the deadline to apply to graduate, February 5, 2019). Each school has the option of awarding an additional 5 percent of their students the Founders' Day Award. The College of Arts and Science will, therefore, designate the top 40% of the class (as tabulated by grades received by the deadline to apply to graduate, February 5, 2019) as Founders' Day Awardees to receive the gold tassel and the certificate.
The Registrar will notify graduates who are Founders Day Award recipients by email on NYU Founders Day, April 21. Founders Day awardees retrieve their tassel at the time they pick up their tickets to the all-University Commencement at Yankee Stadium; each student will swipe their I.D. card and the person distributing the tickets will see if they are Founders eligible and, if so, provide the tassel to the student.
More Details Regarding This Award
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