"For many of us, Commencement is the highlight of each academic year. Since the resumption of classes last fall, we have been hoping that circumstances would align themselves so that we would be able to safely hold a traditional in-person Commencement ceremony. Unfortunately and with much regret, I am letting you know that it has become clear to us that we will not be able to come together in person for Commencement and must instead proceed, as we had to last year, with a virtual Commencement." Read the full Commencement message from NYU President Andrew Hamilton.

2021 Commencement

Save the date: A Virtual Commencement will take place on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. The Class of 2021 will be invited to return for an in-person ceremony when public health guidelines permit us to do so. Individual schools will be in touch with their students to outline their plans for school-based ceremonies. 

Details about academic attire, portraits, and other initiatives will be shared with the candidates over the next few weeks.


Contact Information

For more information, contact the Office of University Events:

Email: commencement@nyu.edu
Phone: 212-998-6860