The schools and colleges of New York University join together in celebrating one Commencement ceremony each year. This invitation is extended to all graduates and degree candidates for the 2015-2016 academic year.
On Wednesday, May 18, the NYU community will join together to celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2016 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York.
With banners flying and wearing their violet caps and gowns, the Class of 2016 will make history as it graces the stands of Yankee Stadium for New York University's 184th Commencement Exercises.
The ceremony includes a presidential address, a student speaker, the awarding of honorary degrees to a number of distinguished individuals, and the conferring of degrees and certificates by the president of the University only after all classes have been recognized by their deans. The program concludes with the ceremonial passing of the University torch.
The University will continue its tradition of officially announcing the names of the honorary degree recipients shortly before Commencement. Because over 8,000 students are expected to attend, it is not possible to recognize each individual by name. Instead the deans will introduce each class as a whole and a representative selected in advance will receive a symbolic diploma for degree categories. All students are required to stay until ALL schools' class representatives have received their symbolic diplomas. OFFICIAL conferring of degrees for ALL schools will follow.
(Diplomas are mailed to the graduates' permanent addresses by the Office of the University Registrar approximately eight weeks following the date of graduation.)
In addition to the All-University Commencement, each of the 17 schools and three programs may host individual school graduations and/or receptions. These smaller, more intimate ceremonies are held at various venues at the University and around New York City.
The University welcomes the friends and families of the Class of 2016 and extends heartfelt congratulations to our graduates.
Safety is the No. 1 priority at Yankee Stadium, and the Yankees will take every reasonable step to provide a secure and enjoyable environment for everyone entering the Stadium.
In addition to the presence of security personnel and uniformed police officers throughout the Stadium, the Yankees administer several important security measures in accordance with Major League Baseball security regulations and in conjunction with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.
Inspection points have been established at all Stadium entrances. The Yankees reserve the right to inspect any bags, clothing or other articles prior to entry into the Stadium and prohibit entry or require removal of any items at their sole and absolute discretion.
NOTICE: For the safety of every Guest, all persons specifically consent to and are subject to metal detector and physical pat-down inspections prior to entry. Any persons or property that could affect the safety of Yankee Stadium, its occupants or its property shall be denied entry. Guests may bring into the Stadium one soft-sided bag no larger than 16 inches by 16 inches by 8 inches.
Guests may not carry the following into the Stadium:
The Yankees reserve the right to change or modify this policy without notice.
If, after carefully reviewing the Commencement section of the NYU.edu Web site, you still have questions about the All-University Commencement in Yankee Stadium, please call the Office of University Events at 212-998-6860.
If you have questions about your individual school ceremonies, please contact your school directly.
|9:00 am||Candidates admitted at Gate 2 and 4|
|9:00 am||Guests admitted at Gate 6 only |
|10:30 am||Candidates seated in assigned school areas|
|11:00 am||Ceremony begins|
|1:00 pm||Ceremony concludes|
Guests are not permitted to leave the Stadium and return on the same ticket. Readmittance to the Stadium will be allowed only in the case of an emergency. Those needing to exit the Stadium for this purpose must proceed to the Stadium Lobby for consideration. Guests will only be permitted to return into the Stadium through this entrance with their assigned ticket.
There is no rain date. Commencement will take place rain or shine. If rain is heavy, the ceremony will be abbreviated. Participants should come prepared if inclement weather is expected on Commencement day.
Cameras & Video Equipment
Single-frame flash photography is allowed. All forms of video and motion-picture cameras are strictly prohibited. Guests are also forbidden to use lighting or camera support pods at the Stadium.
Children who are 3 years old or younger and less than 30 inches tall do not need a ticket for entry. However, the child must sit on an adult's lap during the ceremony without obstructing the view of other guests.
The Guest Relations and Ticket Sales Booth adjacent to Gate 6 in the Great Hall will be open during this event.
Lost and Found
Anyone wishing to turn in a found item or inquire about a lost item may do so at the Guest Relations and Ticket Sales Booth adjacent to Gate 6 in the Great Hall. To inquire via phone, please call 718-579-4413. Lost items will be held for 30 days before being disposed of or donated to an appropriate charitable organization.