To our Graduating Students,

Congratulations! Whether you finish your degree during September 2020, January 2021 or May 2021, we are very proud of you, and we look forward to celebrating your achievements!

NYU – like many of you – is looking ahead to the spring Commencement time. The reality, as you can imagine, is that now is a complicated moment to be making definitive plans for mass gatherings six months away. We want to give you the celebration you deserve and we all hope for, but we have to be mindful of public health. Especially at a crucial time with vaccines available, but perhaps not yet widely available, we have to be careful not to spread COVID.

While the shape of Commencement is still unclear, one thing is certain: your graduation – whether in-person or virtual – will be celebrated on the date of the scheduled All-University Commencement, Wednesday, May 19, 2021.

We know that candidates and their families and friends are eager to plan for the spring. So here’s what we advise: remain flexible, and be wary about locking in any travel arrangements until a confirmed plan is announced. We continue to track state and local guidance regarding what public health protocols will be in place in May 2021. Updates will be posted to this website once available.

Similarly, plans for the postponed Commencement for the Class of 2020 have also not been finalized. Updates on a ceremony for the Class of 2020 will be posted on this website and shared with our Class of 2020 alumni as soon as possible.

We thank you for your understanding and patience. We will have specifics for you as soon as we can.

Contact Information

For more information, contact the Office of University Events:

Phone: 212-998-6860