Skip to main content

Search NYU Steinhardt

Students celebrating at NYU's Commencement


Congratulations Class of 2021!

Each year at NYU Steinhardt, we mark the rite of passage of graduating students and commend their achievements.

At our Baccalaureate and Valedictory Celebration this year, we are celebrating 762 undergraduate students and 1,834 master’s degree and advanced certificate candidates. At our Doctoral Convocation, we are honoring 131 accomplished candidates.

Today you graduate from NYU Steinhardt, a truly unique school devoted to a comprehensive understanding of and commitment to human development across the lifespan. Our mission is to advance the education, health, and well-being of people and communities around the world. I hope this vision informs your future.

Your graduation marks the beginning of a lifetime of achievement. All of us at NYU Steinhardt – faculty, staff, researchers, administrators, and fellow students – are so proud of you. Please stay connected and visit often.

Wishing you all the best,

Jack H. Knott, Dean
Gale and Ira Drukier Chair

Class of 2021 Virtual Ceremonies

Steinhardt Doctoral Convocation

Thursday, May 13, 2021
Noon ET

Read More About the 2021 Doctoral Convocation

Steinhardt Baccalaureate and Valedictory Ceremonies

NYU Commencement

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
11:00 a.m. ET

Read More About NYU Virtual Commencement

A Note on the NYU and Steinhardt Ceremonies

The University-wide Commencement celebrates NYU's entire Class of 2021 and does not include the calling of student names. Both Steinhardt events will include the presentation of the candidates and the calling of student names. All three events will be available to view after the broadcast.

The Class of 2021 will be invited to return for an in-person ceremony when public health guidelines permit us to do so.

Class of 2021 Awards and Honors

Leadership and Service Awards

NYU Steinhardt salutes outstanding undergraduate and graduate students who have distinguished themselves through scholarship, leadership, and service.

Departmental Awards

Departments award additional honors to eligible undergraduate and graduate students. Requirements vary by department and program.

University Awards

These students are recognized by the University for their exemplary academic achievements.