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Eligibility

Invitations for the All-University Commencement are mailed to all those who have received degrees or advanced certificates of study in September 2014, and January 2015, and to those who are degree candidates for May 2015. Invitations will be mailed the third week in March to your address on record with the Office of the University Registrar. (If you have moved, please be sure to update your address with the Office of the University Registrar.)  May candidates must apply for graduation by February 6th in order to receive an invitation.

Please note that receipt of a Save-the-Date card and/or an invitation should not be considered official notice of graduation. Such notice must come from the Office of the University Registrar.


If you have not received your invitation by April 12th, please verify your address at the University Registrar's Office located on the 1st floor at 25 West Fourth Street.

Please visit the Registrar's Website for information regarding graduation application deadlines.

Full-time faculty are also invited to participate in the academic procession and the ceremony.

Law, Medicine, Engineering, Dentistry, and Stern Graduate students should contact the corresponding Registrars' Offices:

Law
Records and Registration
Furman Hall
245 Sullivan Street, Ste. 400
212-998-6040

Medicine
Office of Registration
Greenberg Hall
545 First Avenue, Ste. 6M
Maureen Doran — 212-263-5291

Engineering
Office of the Registrar
5 MetroTech Center
Dibner, Rm. 201
718-260-3486

Dentistry
Office of the Registrar
Weissman Clinic
421 First Avenue, Rm. 1034W
Carla Thomas — 212-998-9819

Stern Grad
Records and Registration
44 West Fourth Street, Rm. 6-100
212-998-0660


Address Change, Graduation Status, and Diplomas

University Registrar
Student Services Center
25 West Fourth Street, 1st Floor
212-998-4800
www.nyu.edu/registrar/graduation

Diplomas are mailed to the graduates' permanent addresses by the Office of the University Registrar approximately eight weeks following the date of graduation. For further information regarding diplomas, contact the Office of the University Registrar.

Photo: NYU Student on Subway to Yankee Stadium

Credit: (c)NYU Photo Bureau


Dean's Exception for the All-University Commencement

As approved by the University’s Deans Council, candidates for graduation who have up to two courses outstanding to complete their degrees may petition their school dean for eligibility to participate in the All-University Commencement. The two courses must be completed by the end of the summer. Students with extenuating circumstances (for example, international students whose visas expire or who are subject to travel restrictions) will have their situations reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Please note that not all schools allow for Dean’s Exceptions (i.e., School of Law, School of Medicine, and College of Dentistry).

  • Procedure
    Students must:
       o obtain a Dean’s Exception form from their school’s
          designated academic officer (list will be posted here March 2015)
       o completely fill out and sign this form
       o bring the completed and signed form back to their
          school’s designated academic officer for verification            and an approval signature
    • In addition to verifying the accuracy of and signing off on
       the Dean’s Exception form, the designated academic
       officer should give the student an All-University
       Commencement invitation.
    • The Dean's Office should keep a copy of the completed
       form for its records and for verification purposes.
    • Dean’s Exceptions WILL NOT be able to order
       All-University Commencement tickets in advance,
       but must follow the in-person request procedure
       outlined on the Dean’s Exception form.

    • The student must submit the completed and signed
       Dean’s Exception form when picking up his/her
       Commencement tickets at the Coles Center beginning         Thursday, May 14.
    PLEASE DO NOT COME BEFORE MAY 14. Your            request cannot be honored.
    PLEASE DO NOT COME TO COLES WITHOUT THE           COMPLETED, SIGNED FORM. Your request                   cannot be honored without it.

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