The Class of 2023, along with their guests, will be invited to this festive event on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 from 5:00–8:00 p.m.

Grad Alley is an annual outdoor celebration, held the night before Commencement, to mark the accomplishments of the graduating class. Graduates and their guests will be invited to this street fair featuring entertainment, games, and refreshments in this street fair on the Washington Square campus.

Grad Alley takes place rain or shine. The schedule of activities may be changed in case of severe weather.

NYU Grad Alley Logo


Admission to Grad Alley is by wristband. Each candidate for graduation will be able to request up to three (3) wristbands total, one (1) for themselves and two (2) guest wristbands. Wristbands can be reserved during the All-University Commencement ticket ordering process which will begin in mid-March.

Wristband Pick-up Schedule

Wristbands must be picked up in person. Distribution will take place at the Kimmel Center during academic attire distribution. Wristbands can also be picked up during Grad Alley at the Info Tents.

Distribution Schedule

Tuesday, May 9, 2023             11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. 
Wednesday, May 10, 2023      11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 11, 2023           11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Friday, May 12, 2023               11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 13, 2023           1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. 
Sunday, May 14, 2023             Closed
Monday, May 15, 2023            10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 16, 2023           10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 17, 2023      Closed