There are two events celebrating the achievements of recent social work graduates (September 2012 and January 2013) and new graduates (May 2013). Recent and new graduates may participate in the following events:
Social Work Convocation
Tuesday, May 21st, 2013, 11:00 am
Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
NYU All-University Commencement
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013, 11:00 am
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
Further information about the All-University Commencement is available in the University Commencement section of the NYU Web site. Below are answers to frequently asked questions about the School and the University's graduations ceremonies.
What is the difference between the Silver School of Social Work Convocation and the NYU Commencement Ceremony?
There are two graduation ceremonies. The Silver School of Social Work Convocation is for Social Work students only. You will have the opportunity to walk across the stage, accept your mock diploma (letter of congratulations from the Dean), and shake hands with the Dean.
NYU Commencement is the all-University ceremony where all NYU graduates are recognized (asked to stand) by individual schools within the larger ceremony.
Will there be opportunities to take photos at the Convocation Ceremony?
When you accept your degree, a professional photographer will take a formal photo. You will then have the opportunity to review proofs and place an order if you fill out the information card on the back of your graduation ticket.
Please note that guests must remain in their seats throughout the ceremony, though they may briefly stand to take photographs from their seats. No one is permitted in the aisles during the ceremony except graduates on their way to and from the stage. There will be opportunities for personal photos both before and after the ceremony.
Am I eligible to participate in the ceremony?
In order to participate in the May graduation ceremonies, you must have fulfilled all the requirements for your degree (including incompletes) by May 2013. You may verify your graduation eligibility through Albert, your academic advisor, or the Office of Enrollment Services (Room 102A, (212) 998-5910).
If you have six or fewer credits outstanding as of June 2013 and wish to petition for an exception to participate in the Silver School of Social Work Convocation and University Commencement ceremonies, please fill out a Dean's Exception Application, available in the Registration office.
Once registered through Albert, you will receive information regarding Silver School of Social Work Convocation including the Convocation Ticket Request Form via e-mail. You must electronically transmit the Silver School of Social Work Convocation Ticket Request From in order to register for Silver School of Social Work Convocation. (Please note: you must register through Albert in order to receive Silver School of Social Work Convocation information.)
Is academic attire required for both ceremonies? How do I obtain academic attire?
Yes, graduates and degree candidates who wish to participate in NYU Commencement and/or the Silver School of Social Work Convocation are required to wear academic attire. Rental information and an order form is included with the Commencement invitation you receive from NYU once registered through Albert. To order attire on-line, consult the Academic Attire section of the NYU Commencement website.
How many guest tickets are students allotted for each ceremony? When can I pick them up?
This information is not yet available.
Do all guests need a ticket for admission to the SSSW Convocation Ceremony?
All guests, including infants of any age, will require a ticket to enter the Silver School of Social Work Convocation venue due to New York City occupancy fire code regulations observed by Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center.
How will my name appear on my diploma?
Your name on your diploma will appear as it does in official University records. If there is a concern or you would like to request a name change, contact the University Registrar at (212) 998-4260.
When will I receive my official diploma?
Diplomas are mailed to the graduate's 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 at (212) 998-4260.