Ordering Tickets

The last day to order tickets online for the All-University Commencement was Friday, May 10.  All orders now are considered late orders. Late orders must be placed onsite and picked up onsite at the Kimmel Center beginning Thursday, May 16, during All-University Commencement ticket distribution hours. Note that late orders are limited to a maximum of two guest tickets per student.

  • Dean's Exceptions, who have not yet completed their degree requirements, are permitted up to two guest tickets. 
  • Children who are three 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 any other guests.

Candidates will be seated in sections according to their school. Guest seating is general admission.

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Picking Up Tickets

All-University Commencement tickets must be picked up in person at the Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square South, 4th Floor, from Tuesday, May 14 through Tuesday, May 21.

All-University Commencement tickets will be available for pick up on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, May 14, 2019: 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (on-time orders only)
  • Wednesday, May 15, 2019: 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (on-time orders only)
  • Thursday, May 16, 2019: 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 17, 2019: 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, May 20, 2019: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

No tickets will be distributed on Commencement Day, Wednesday, May 22.

School ceremony tickets are distributed by individual schools. Check with your school for ticket pick-up information.

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Third Party Ticket Pick-Up

If the degree candidate cannot pick up All University Commencement tickets in person, a third party may pick them up with the following documentation:

  • Degree candidate's NYU ID (actual ID or photocopy of both sides of ID card, including N# on reverse side).
  • Photo ID of the person picking up tickets. 
  • Third Party Pick-Up Authorization Form completed and printed.  You will need to open this form with Adobe Reader in order to fill it out and print it.

If someone else is also picking up your academic attire, make two copies of these documents. One set will be collected as proof of third party ticket pick-up and will not be returned to you.


Extra Ticket Policy 

Graduating students will have the opportunity to sign up to participate in an extra ticket lottery when they order their Commencement tickets.

If extra tickets are available, no more than one additional ticket will be given to lottery winners.  

The lottery will be run (if extra tickets are available) on May 17, 2019 after the close of ticket distribution that day (6:00 p.m. EST) and winners will receive an email with instructions on how and when to pick up their extra ticket.  

Another option is to ask fellow graduates whom you know if they will be using all of their allotted guest tickets. If they are not, they have the option to order their tickets and give them to you after they pick them up.

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Prohibition of Ticket Sales

NYU strictly prohibits the direct or indirect sale or auction of All-University Commencement tickets. Ticket(s) may not be used for advertising, promotion (including contests, giveaways or sweepstakes) or other trade or commercial purposes. Students engaging in such activities, as well as any other activity that disrupts the administration of the ceremony and/or violates the Yankee Stadium Security Policies set forth below or any NYU student conduct policy, will be subject to NYU disciplinary sanctions, including without limitation the delayed issuance of a degree or diploma. The Yankees and NYU reserve the right to investigate violations of the License applicable to NYU's use of Yankee Stadium.

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Dean's Exception for the All-University Commencement

As approved by the University’s Deans Council, candidates for graduation who have up to two courses outstanding to complete their degrees may petition their school dean for eligibility to participate in the All-University Commencement. The two courses must be completed by the end of the summer. Students with extenuating circumstances (for example, international students whose visas expire or who are subject to travel restrictions) will have their situations reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

The College of Dentistry and School of Medicine do not allow Dean’s Exceptions.

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