Families and Guests
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.
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.
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 and candidates sit in separate sections. Tickets are general admission only; there is no assigned seating.
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.
Terms and Conditions
Valid for reservations made between 01/25/2024 and 05/19/2024 at Hyatt Grand Central New York for stays from 05/08/2024 through 05/19/2024. Reservations subject to availability. Normal arrival/departure restrictions apply. Additional charges may apply for additional guests or room type upgrades. A limited number of rooms are allocated to this offer; reservations subject to availability. Not valid with group travel, conventions, other promotional offers or certificates, tour packages or special rate programs. A portion of the rate for this offer may reflect taxes, service charges, gratuities, and third-party charges for certain included items, and those costs are not eligible for World of Hyatt points.
Promotional blackout periods may apply due to seasonal periods or special events, and normal arrival/departure restrictions apply (unless otherwise noted). This offer may be altered or withdrawn at any time without notice. Where required, an alternate offer of similar value will be offered. Void where prohibited by law. The trademarks Hyatt®, World of Hyatt®, and all related marks are trademarks of Hyatt Corporation or its affiliates. ©2024 Hyatt Corporation. All rights reserved.