The New School’s 87th Annual University Commencement Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 19, 2023, at 11:30 a.m. EDT on the grounds of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. We invite graduates, their families and friends, students, faculty, staff, and alumni to join us for this celebration.
University Commencement is a festive occasion with lively student performances, the presentation of honorary degrees and distinguished teaching awards, inspiring speeches, and, of course, the conferral of degrees. At this ceremony, graduates are recognized collectively as part of their academic program. Commencement celebrates the shared experience of our graduates and is the most significant academic milestone of their New School career.
Each graduating student will have the opportunity to register up to eight guests for University Commencement at the Tennis Center. If there are any remaining tickets after the priority deadline, graduates will be invited to request additional tickets while supplies last. Please see details below for the number of guest tickets allocated for each school recognition ceremony.
Please register for University Commencement by Friday, April 14.
For questions about University Commencement, please contact us at [email protected].
School Recognition Ceremonies
Before University Commencement, each of our colleges hosts special recognition ceremonies for its graduates. It is at these school ceremonies that students are recognized individually by name. School recognition ceremonies will be held on or near the New School campus. Click the links below to learn more and to register for your school recognition ceremony: