Commencement is all about our graduates. Let's make sure your guests can celebrate with you too! Find information on requesting invitation letters for visa applications, guest tickets, and entrance policies at Yankee Stadium.

Graduate with family outside Yankee Stadium

International Visa Requests

International guests who plan to attend Commencement may need to apply for a US B-2 visitor visa. Information about applying for a visa is available at the US Embassy or Consulate where the visa application will be made. Applications will need to show that the visit to the US is temporary, that there are adequate finances to cover the trip, and that they intend to return to their home country (proof of ties such as job, family, property, or other commitments).

If you need US visas to attend Commencement and/or your school ceremony, visit the Office of Global Services’ international visitors webpage and other recommended documentation for international visitors arriving for Commencement, which includes how to request an NYU Commencement letter of invitation.

Guest Tickets

Tickets are required for all guests attending Commencement at Yankee Stadium. Candidates will be able to request up to two (2) guest tickets, with the option to enter a lottery for one (1) additional guest ticket.

Children who are 3 years old or 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 other guests.

If you require wheelchair seating, graduates must request wheelchair-accessible tickets on your behalf. Information about wheelchair seating and other accommodations is available on the accessibility page.

Tickets for individual school ceremonies must be ordered separately.

Guest Seating

Guest and candidates sit in separate sections. Tickets are general admission only; there is no assigned seating.

Security and Entrance Policies

Flowers, large bags (larger than 16"x16"x8"), selfie sticks, laptops, flowers, balloons, metal water bottles, luggage, and other items are not permitted. Yankee Stadium does not provide a bag check. View the full list of prohibited items.

Strollers are permitted in Yankee Stadium. Fold-up strollers should be stored under guests' seats provided that they can be stored safely without obstructing the aisles for other guests. If guests need to store large folding strollers and non-folding strollers, please visit the Guest Relations and Ticket Sales Booth, adjacent to Gate 6 in the Great Hall.

Security screening, including metal detectors, will take place at all stadium entrances. Guests are not permitted to exit and re-enter on the same ticket.


For Commencement guests, the Hyatt Grand Central New York is offering NYU families 24% off their rates for stays between Wednesday, May 8 through Sunday, May 19. Use offer code NYU24. The hotel is conveniently connected to Grand Central and is a 20-minute subway ride to Yankee Stadium on the 4 train. Terms and conditions apply.