On Wednesday, May 18, 2022, violet banners again flew high over Yankee Stadium as New York University convened its 188th Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2022 and the 189th Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021.


Order of Exercises

The Commencement Exercises last for approximately 90 minutes to two hours. The program includes remarks by university leadership, a student speaker, the awarding of honorary degrees to several distinguished individuals, the conferring of degrees and certificates to students, and the passing of the university torch.

It is not possible to recognize each individual student by name at Commencement. Deans will introduce each class as a whole and a student representative from the school, who is selected in advance, will receive a symbolic diploma.

Ceremony for the Class of 2022

Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 11:00 a.m.
Yankee Stadium

May 2022 candidates (for degrees or advanced certificates of study), as well as September 2021 and January 2022 graduates, are invited to attend the 188th All-University Commencement Exercises.


9:00 a.m.: Gates open for candidates and guests
10:00 a.m.: Preshow begins
10:30 a.m.: Faculty procession begins
11:00 a.m.: Ceremony begins
12:30 p.m.: Ceremony concludes (approx.)

Ceremony for the Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021

Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 6:00 p.m.
Yankee Stadium

Alumni who have graduated during the 2019-20 and 2020-21 academic years (those who have earned degrees or advanced certificates of study from September 2019 through May 2021) are invited to attend the 189th All-University Commencement Exercises.


4:00 p.m.: Gates open for graduates and guests
5:00 p.m.: Preshow begins
5:30 p.m.: Faculty procession begins
6:00 p.m.: Ceremony begins
7:30 p.m.: Ceremony concludes (approx.)

Please be aware that by attending New York University’s All-University Commencement Exercises at Yankee Stadium, you consent to your voice, name, and/or likeness being used, without compensation, in films, tapes, and photography, and you release New York University from any liability on account of such use.