On May 21, 2014, Steinhardt baccalaureate, master's, certificate, and doctoral graduates joined thousands of other NYU students and their families at Yankee Stadium for the All-University Commencement Ceremony.

The program included the awarding of honorary degrees to entertainer Aretha Franklin, retired Yankees pitcher and humanitarian Mariano Rivera, and other distinguished individuals. Janet Yellen, Chair of the Federal Reserve and recipient of an honorary doctorate in commercial science, addressed students. Steinhardt Dean Mary Brabeck awarded symbolic diplomas to Steinhardt students Rita Estela Cordero (bachelor's) and Amy JB Knowles (master's and doctorate), and a musical interlude featured the Steinhardt Singers.

In the days leading up to the All-University Commencement, Steinhardt recognized individually its students who completed their coursework in September 2013, January 2014, and May 2014 at three separate ceremonies: