Spring Baccalaureate Ceremonies

The Spring 2015 Baccalaureate Ceremonies will be held on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at the Theater at Madison Square Garden.  You will have the option of being recognized at a morning ceremony beginning at 10:00AM, or, alternatively you may participate in an afternoon ceremony beginning at 3:00PM. Both ceremonies will last approximately two hours. Seating is by reservation only. Once a ceremony has been booked to capacity, requests for tickets will be placed for the available alternative.

PLEASE NOTE: Graduating seniors should consult the exam schedules for their Spring 2015 classes prior to choosing either the morning or afternoon ceremony.

Invitation Eligibility

Invitations for the CAS Spring 2015 Baccalaureates are mailed to students who are candidates to graduate. Invitations will be mailed in early April to the permanent and local addresses on record. Please note: if you have moved or your permanent address has changed, you must inform the University Registrar as soon as possible. All candidates must have applied for graduation using Albert by the application deadline in order to receive an invitation.

If you do not receive your invitation, please verify your address at the University Registrar's Office located on the 1st Floor at 25 W. 4th Street.

Please visit the Registrar's Website for information regarding graduation application deadlines.


Tickets must be ordered on this website beginning 10:00AM on Monday, March 23 through Wednesday, April 22. There will be a link on the main page that will direct students to the ticket ordering site.

PLEASE NOTE: Each student will be able to order a maximum of four (4) guest tickets online, not including the student's own ticket. An email confirmation will be sent once an order has been received.

Additional Tickets

Once the deadline to pick up tickets has passed, IF there are any additional unclaimed guest tickets, they will be put into a lottery for those students who desire more than their allotted four. There is no guarantee that there will be a lottery, but if there are unclaimed tickets and a lottery is held, students may enter for up to two additional guest tickets. In the event that a lottery is held, the odds of winning will depend upon the number of lottery participants, the number of unclaimed tickets that go into the pool, and the number of tickets each participant requests.


Ticket Pick-Up

Tickets must be picked up at the Kimmel Kiosk, Kimmel Lobby, 60 Washington Square South:

Thursday, May 7- 10AM - 7PM

Friday, May 8- 10AM - 4PM

Monday, May 11- 10AM - 7PM

Tuesday, May 12- 10AM - 7PM

Wednesday, May 13- 10AM - 4PM


All tickets must be picked up in person by the candidate.. If, however, the degree candidate cannot pick-up at the times allotted, another student may pick-up the tickets provided the following documentation is presented:

1. Photocopy of the student's ID card

2. Photo ID of self (person picking up the tickets)

3. Signed letter or email from the degree candidate authorizing pick-up


Academic Attire

For more information about how to order your academic attire for this Ceremony, please see http://www.nyu.edu/life/events-traditions/commencement/academic-attire.html

Students and Guests with Special Needs

Degree candidates should contact the Henry and Lucy Moses Center for Students with Disabilities, (212) 998-4980 (voice/TDD), to discuss any special arrangements that might be necessary.

Please email cas.baccalaureate@nyu.edu if you have a guest with special needs.


For more information about the NYU all-University Commencement including how to order tickets for this Ceremony, please see www.nyu.edu/commencement.

Additional Information

Please contact cas.baccalaureate@nyu.edu if you require additional information.