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Graduation Check-List

Special note for B.A. candidates: In order to participate in May 2016 graduation, you must complete the colloquium requirement by May 13, 2016.


  • Apply for graduation BEFORE February 5, 2016, on Albert. (Please visit the Registrar's Website for information regarding graduation application deadlines.)
  • Nominate award recipients (see Web site for list of awards) by February 14, 2016.  
  • Be sure to stop by the Wasserman Center for Career Development for valuable resources concerning post-graduation plans.
  • Graduation invitations will be mailed to your permanent home address. Be sure to update this information in Albert as soon as possible.
  • Order All-University Commencement Tickets online between March 14, 2016 and May 6, 2016. Refer to the NYU Commencement Web site for further information.
  • Request Gallatin Graduation tickets between April 1, 2016 and April 27, 2016. Please note that you must first fill out Gallatin's exit survey. Then, you will be redirected to the ticket request form.
  • Order academic attire online no later than April 15, 2016 After this date, students must place and pick up academic attite orders at the Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South.
  • Pick up your Gallatin Graduation Ceremony tickets at the Ticket Central box office in the Skirball Center lobby, 566 LaGuardia Place, between May 3, 2016 and May 13, 2016; Ticket Central office hours are Tuesday - Saturday, noon - 6 p.m. 
  • Final ticket distribution and extra-ticket pick-up will be May 17, 2016 in the Gallatin Student Lounge.
  • Pick up your NYU Commencement tickets at the Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South. Commencement tickets will be available for pick up between May 10, 2016 and May 17, 2016. Please refer to NYU Ticket Distribution for more information.
  • Attend the Gallatin graduating students reception on the evening of May 18, 2016.
  • Attend NYU Commencement on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Yankee Stadium.
  • Attend Gallatin Graduation Ceremony on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Lincoln Center, David Geffen Hall.
  • Return academic attire no later than May 20, 2016 by 2:30 pm to the Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South. 
  • Submit your post-graduation plans to Gallatin.
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at (212) 998-7380 or e-mail