NYU's 186th All-University Commencement Exercises was streamed live on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.
New York University's 186th Commencement was available to stream live on Wednesday, May 16, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (EDT) for those who were unable to attend the ceremony at Yankee Stadium.
President Andrew Hamilton and Board of Trustees Chairman William R. Berkley presided over the event. The 2018 Honorary Degree recipients included Jean Liu, President of Didi Chuxing; Martine Rothblatt, Chair and CEO of United Therapeutics; Bryan Stevenson, NYU Law Professor and Founder of Equal Justice Initiative; and NASA’s Voyager Mission team members John Casani, Suzanne Dodd, and Edward Stone. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, also received an honorary Doctor of Laws and spoke on behalf of the honorary degree recipients.
At a pre-Commencement event, the Albert Gallatin Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Society was presented to Howard M. Meyers, Chairman of Quexco Incorporated. The Lewis Rudin Award for Exemplary Service to New York City was presented to Alan H. Fishman, chairman of Ladder Capital and chairman of the Brooklyn Community Foundation.