On May 20th, 2015, 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 internationally renowned pianist Lang Lang, Abel Prize-winning mathematician Peter D. Lax, and other distinguished individuals. Sherrilyn Ifill President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and recipient of an honorary Doctorate of Laws, addressed students. Steinhardt Dean Dominic Brewer awarded symbolic diplomas to Steinhardt students Stephen J. Morrash (bachelor's) and Matthew Matthew Paul Hernandez (master's, advance certificate & 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 2014, January 2015, and May 2015 at three separate ceremonies: