Let’s get ready for Commencement! Refer to the graduate checklist and note important deadlines to ensure you are prepared for Commencement.


Class of 2023 Checklist

  1. Confirm eligibility. Eligibility to participate in the All-University Commencement ceremony for the Class of 2023 is limited to students who have graduated or will graduate during the 2022-23 academic year. This includes:
    • Those who have earned degrees or advanced certificates of study in September 2022
    • Those who have earned degrees or advanced certificates of study in January 2023
    • Those who are candidates for a degree or advanced certificate of study in May 2023
    • If you are within two courses from completing your degree in May 2023, you can request a Dean's Exception to participate. 
      • Dean's Exception policy for All-University Commencement: As approved by the University's Deans Council, candidates for graduation who have up to two courses remaining to complete their degree requirements (which must be completed by the end of summer 2023) may request permission from their school to participate in May 2023 Commencement-related activities as a Dean's Exception. The College of Dentistry and School of Medicine do not allow Dean's Exceptions. More details will be posted in Spring 2023.
  2. Apply for graduation and complete requirements. To participate in Commencement activities in May 2023, candidates must apply for graduation and meet the requirements associated with their graduation status. For candidates expected to graduate in Fall 2022/January 2023, the deadline to apply for graduation is Sunday, October 16, 2022. For May 2023 graduation, the deadline to apply is Sunday, February 12, 2023. 
    • Email the Office of the Registrar at graduation@nyu.edu for any questions regarding your graduation status.
  3. Order academic attire for Commencement activities. Caps and gowns are required for all candidates attending Commencement. More details on placing orders for keepsake attire will be available on the academic attire page.
  4. Order tickets. Candidates will be able to order tickets for themselves and their guests for the All-University Commencement ceremony in March 2023. Please refer to your school for additional details and deadlines for your school-specific celebrations.
  5. Celebrate! Commencement 2023 is expected to take place on Wednesday, May 17 at 11:00 a.m. ET! The ceremony will also be livestreamed.
  6. Keep in touch. Make sure you keep your contact information up to date in Albert and through Alumni Relations.
Graduates cheering in Yankee Stadium