The All-University Commencement for the Class of 2023 will take place on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at 11:00 a.m.

Commencement ceremonies will also take place in May at NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai, with additional events and individual school ceremonies occurring throughout New York City. Dates will be announced as they become available.

All-University Commencement Exercises

On May 17, 2023, violet banners will fly high over Yankee Stadium as New York University convenes its 190th Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2023.

Graduate in a violet gown waving to the crowd during the Commencement ceremony at Yankee Stadium.

Honorary Degree Recipients

It is a Commencement tradition to recognize several distinguished individuals through the presentation of honorary degrees and other awards and medals. One honorary degree recipient will deliver remarks on behalf of their fellow honorees. Sanna Marin, the third female Prime Minister of Finland and youngest prime minister in Finland’s history, will speak on behalf of the honorary degree recipients.

 A photograph of honorary degree recipient Sanna Marin

Sanna Marin (Credit: Lauri Heikkinen)