Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are an essential component of Grad Alley and the All-University Commencement Exercises. Volunteer opportunities are available to University administrators and former volunteers. All potential volunteers should check with their supervisors before signing up. More details will be shared in Spring 2023.

Grad Alley

Tuesday, May 16, 2023, Washington Square Campus

Grad Alley is a Commencement-eve street festival on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 for NYU graduates and their families. The evening will feature food, games, and entertainment on the streets around Washington Square. Volunteers are an important part of creating a fun and welcoming atmosphere for our guests!  

Grad Alley volunteer captain


Wednesday, May 17, 2023, Yankee Stadium

Volunteers will serve as greeters for candidates and their guests as they arrive at the stadium and are seated in their respective sections.  

NYU Commencement greeters and Bobcat

Volunteer Timeline

  • February/March 2023: The Office of University Events will email an invitation to volunteer to all administrators and former volunteers with a link to the registration forms.
  • Late March 2023: Deadline to submit volunteer registration forms for Grad Alley and Commencement.
  • April 2023: The Office of University Events will confirm volunteer placement with all those who have registered.
  • Early May 2023: Mandatory briefing sessions will take place for Commencement volunteers and for Grad Alley. Dates, times, and locations will be included on the registration forms.
  • Tuesday, May 16, 2023: Grad Alley
  • Wednesday, May 17, 2023: All-University Commencement

Contact Information

Please contact commencement@nyu.edu with any questions. Thank you for your interest!