Student Affairs

University Commencement

May 20, 2015, from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Yankee Stadium
Bronx, New York City
For more information about the All University Commencement and guest tickets, click here.

The schools and colleges of New York University join together in celebrating one Commencement ceremony each year. This invitation is extended to all graduates and degree candidates for the 2014-2015 academic year. The ceremony includes a presidential address, an undergraduate and a graduate student speaker, the awarding of honorary degrees to a number of distinguished individuals, and the conferring of degrees and certificates. The program concludes with the ceremonial passing of the University torch.

Note: Please be mindful that you will be seated outdoors, therefore you are reminded to dress for the elements.

If, after carefully reviewing the Commencement section of the website, you still have questions about the All University Commencement in Yankee Stadium, please contact the office of University Events at (212) 998-6860 or

Deadline to submit nominations is March 9, 2015

Each school will nominate one of its students to serve as the student speaker at Yankee Stadium.

If interested, submit:
- Your résumé (not to exceed two pages)
- A sample presentation statement that conveys your proposed speech and please answer the following questions:
• What achievements make you stand out amongst your peers?
• How are you representative of the student body?
• What qualities make you a strong speaker?

You must also submit a letter of support from a faculty adviser, faculty member, or administrator who knows you well. This letter might also include answers to the questions:

• How does the student stand out amongst his/her peers?
• What academic achievements should we know about?
• What leadership qualities, including community service, should be highlighted?

Submit your documents to

Last Modified 3/6/15