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Graduation Ceremonies

Congratulations to the Class of 2021! Join us for the 2021 all-virtual Gallatin Graduation Ceremony festivities!

Graduation Celebrate


Mark your calendars for the All-University Virtual Commencement Ceremony on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 from 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (ET). The Class of 2021 will be invited to return for an in-person ceremony when public health guidelines permit us to do so. Please see the NYU Commencement page for more information.


The Gallatin virtual graduation ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 11 a.m. (ET). The Class of 2021 will be invited to return for an in-person ceremony when public health guidelines permit us to do so.

Academic Attire

Information about purchasing academic attire for the NYU virtual Commencement and Gallatin Graduation ceremonies.

Academic attire may be purchased through the NYU Commencement website. All orders must be placed by April 7, 2021. 

All orders after April 7 are considered late orders. Late orders for academic attire will be processed up until April 19, but expedited shipping fees will apply.

Students are not required to purchase academic attire for the virtual Commencement and Gallatin graduation ceremonies. There will be an opportunity to purchase academic attire at a later date for the postponed in-person ceremonies.




Commencement 2021 Gift Box

While we cannot gather together for Commencement, we would like the Class of 2021 to have some of the hallmark symbols of reaching this milestone: a cap and a tassel. We know these keepsakes cannot replace the experience of attending Commencement this semester and sharing it with friends and family. But we hope they will serve as enduring reminders of each graduate's achievements here at NYU.

Please see the Commencement web site for eligibility, ordering instructions, and ordering deadlines.

Gallatin Graduation Checklist

A checklist of important things to do before Gallatin graduation:


Special note for BA candidates: In order to participate in May 2021 graduation, you must complete the colloquium requirement by May 14, 2021.


  • Apply for graduation BEFORE February 14, 2021, on Albert. (Please visit the Registrar's Website for information regarding graduation application deadlines.)

  • Graduation invitations and eventually your diploma will be mailed to your permanent home address. Be sure to update this information in Albert as soon as possible.

  • If you are interested, order academic attire online between March 8, 2021 and April 7, 2021. Late orders will be accepted until April 19 but expedited shipping fees will apply.

  • Attend Gallatin virtual Graduation Ceremony on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Link to be provided.

  • Attend NYU virtual Commencement Ceremony on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.

  • Submit Gallatin Exit Survey. Link to be provided.

  • If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Student Life at