Baccalaureate Ceremony

(College of Arts and Science)

The Baccalaureate Ceremony is a special event to honor the College of Arts and Science's graduating class. This event provides a final opportunity for you to be together as a class and to be honored by Dean Starr and the faculty on the occasion of your graduation

Dean's Awards Ceremony

At this afternoon reception, the College of Arts and Science each year recognizes the students who have demonstrated exceptional ability. These are the students that the College and departments have selected for graduation honors and awards.

Grad Alley

The Class of 2017, their families and friends will be invited to this Commencement eve celebration—an outdoor festival featuring music, dancing, street performers, food and fun!


(New York University)

The President of New York University will preside over the event and confer degrees.

  • Candidate invitations to commencement are issued by the Commencement Office early in April. They are extended to all graduates and degree candidates for degrees for the 2016-2017 academic year (September 2016, January 2017 and May 2017). Candidates for May degrees are identified as those who have applied for graduation via Albert.
  • Academic Attire Traditional cap and gown are required and can be rented or purchased.
  • Your Diploma Distribution of diplomas does not take place at the Commencement ceremony. The Office of the University Registrar will send your diploma by mail to your permanent address in about 8 weeks.
  • Commencement Portraits Seniors may elect to sit for commencement portraits in May. Academic attire and a minimal fee are required. Complete information may be found on the Commencement website.

Related Information

Class Rings & Announcement Cards