Doctoral Convocation 2017

The GSAS Doctoral Convocation ceremony honors doctoral degree recipients who have graduated during the current academic year. Each candidate is individually recognized. Graduates process onto the stage where they are hooded by a faculty member and shake hands with the dean.

The ceremony will take place on Friday, May 19, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.

Registration begins on Monday, March 6 and closes on Wednesday, April 26. For questions about the ceremony, please contact


"What's the difference between GSAS Doctoral Convocation and All-University Commencement? Which ceremony should I attend?" This helpful guide (PDF) can answer your questions.