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Ordering Tickets

If you plan to attend the All-University Commencement, you must order tickets online here between Monday, March 16, and Friday, May 8.

If you miss the deadline, you must order and pick up your All-University Commencement tickets and Grad Alley wristbands in person at the Coles Sports and Recreation Center, 181 Mercer Street, Lobby Level, beginning at 11:00 am on Thursday, May 14.

If you or your guest requires wheelchair accessible seating or the services of a sign language interpreter, click here.

Stern-Graduate Division

2015 DATES TO BE CONFIRMED

If you are a Stern-Graduate Division student, between Monday, March 16, and Friday, May 8, log in to Stern's AIS to request Commencement tickets.  Under the Links column, find the subheading Student Life and click on the"NYU All-University Commencement Tickets" link.

School of Engineering

2015 DATES TO BE CONFIRMED

If you are a Polytechnic School of Engineering student, between Monday, March 2, and Thursday, April 9, you will order All-University Commencement tickets at the same time that you order tickets for your school ceremony at Barclays Center here.  Please be sure to follow directions from your school for ordering and for picking up tickets.

Degree Candidate Tickets

Candidates will require a candidate ticket to enter Yankee Stadium. Because there are no rehearsals, all your instructions including entrance gate, arrival time, information regarding the ceremony and the return of academic attire are on your ticket envelope. Please carefully read this information. Candidates must retain their ticket and envelope.

Guest Tickets

Please note that ticket allocation is based upon the actual number of students participating in the ceremony, capacity of the venue, and reasons for need. Your graduation from New York University is a major milestone in your life, and we wish that we could issue an unlimited amount of tickets for your loved ones. However, we must accommodate some guests for all of our students. Therefore, each candidate* for graduation may request one candidate ticket and a maximum of three guest tickets for admission into Yankee Stadium.

*A candidate for graduation is a student who has completed all degree requirements by May 19th.  A student who is permitted to participate as a Dean's Exception is not a candidate for graduation.

Child Entry
Children who are three years old and 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 any other guests.

Your guest tickets will be enclosed in a guest ticket envelope, which will include vital information including entrance gates, arrival time, maps and directions. Guests should carefully read and retain this information as well as their guest tickets.

Guest seating will be general admission.

Extra Ticket Policy*

1.  Online ticket ordering will begin in March for the All-University Commencement at Yankee Stadium (with a 3 ticket maximum).

2.  At the close of online ticket ordering on Friday, May 8, if we anticipate additional tickets will be available, candidates will be asked if they would like an additional guest ticket when they pick up their order between Tuesday, May 12 and Tuesday, May 19.

3.  In addition, any unclaimed tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis on the last day of ticket distribution on Tuesday, May 19 at the Coles Sports Center from 10:00 am-1:00 pm.

4.  Another option is to ask fellow graduates that you know if they will be using all of their allotted tickets for the ceremony. If they are not, they have the option to order their tickets and give them to you after they pick them up.

*Dean’s Exceptions: Please consult your Dean’s Exception form for policy regarding maximum number of guest tickets and your ticket pick-up dates.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  NYU prohibits the direct or indirect sale or auction of All-University Commencement tickets. Ticket(s) may not be used for advertising, promotion (including contests, giveaways or sweepstakes) or other trade or commercial purposes.  Students engaging in such activities, as well as any other activity that disrupts the administration of the ceremony and/or violates the Yankee Stadium Security Policies set forth below or any NYU student conduct policy, will be subject to NYU disciplinary sanctions, including without limitation the delayed issuance of a degree or diploma.  The Yankees and NYU reserve the right to investigate violations of the License applicable to NYU's use of Yankee Stadium.

 

Yankee Stadium Security Policies
Entry and Carry-In Policy

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:

  • any bag larger than 16 inches by 16 inches by 8 inches
  • briefcases, coolers and hard-sided bags and containers
  • glass, cans, aluminum bottles or thermoses
  • laser pens
  • video cameras or mono/tripods
  • laptop computers
  • firearms, knives or weapons of any kind
  • illegal drugs or substances
  • alcoholic beverages
  • brooms, poles, staffs or sticks
  • baseball bats of any size
  • televisions
  • animals (except service animals to aid Guests with disabilities)
  • air horns or other distracting noisemakers
  • any devices that may interfere with and/or distract any sports or event participant, other Guest, audio or audio/visual telecast or recording of the game or event, or any technology-related service provided in Yankee Stadium
  • masks and costumes
  • projectiles (e.g., Frisbees, beach balls, etc.)
  • aerosol cans (e.g., mace, pepper spray, hairspray, sunscreen, etc.)
  • confetti or glitter
  • fireworks
  • obscene or indecent clothing

Such items will be prohibited from being brought into the Stadium. There is no storage area for these items. Guests arriving by public transportation should take particular care not to bring any prohibited items, as no exceptions will be made.

The Yankees reserve the right to change or modify these guidelines without notice.

Ticket Distribution

All-University Commencement only candidate and guest tickets must be picked up in person by the candidate at:

Jerome S. Coles Sports Center
181 Mercer Street
(between Bleecker & Houston Streets)
New York, NY 10012

You must have an NYU ID or the email confirmation received after requesting tickets to pick up your tickets.

 

Pick up tickets during the following dates and times:

DateTime
Tues, May 12 11:00 am - 6:00 pm (on-time orders only)
Wed, May 13 11:00 am - 6:00 pm  (on-time orders only)
Thur, May 14 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri, May 15 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon, May 18 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tues, May 19 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

You must bring your NYU ID to Coles.  It will be swiped before you can claim your tickets. Please note that tickets are not transferable.


Third Party Ticket Pick-Up

If the degree candidate lives out of state or cannot pick up All-University Commencement tickets at the times allotted, a third party may pick up All-University Commencement tickets  provided the following documentation is submitted:

  • Degree candidate's NYU ID card (NYU ID only as it must be scanned in order to get tickets)
  • Photo ID of self
  • Signed letter from the degree candidate authorizing pick-up

NOTES:
If, for some reason, it is impossible to get the candidate's NYU ID, you MUST submit a photocopy of BOTH SIDES OF THE NYU ID CARD.  The N# on the reverse will be required.

If someone else is also picking up your academic attire, make two copies of these documents. One set will be collected as proof of third party ticket pick-up and will not be returned to you.

 

No school ceremony tickets will be distributed at Coles.


No All-University Commencement tickets will be distributed on Commencement day.


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