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Congratulations, Graduates!

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Order of Exercises

Land Acknowledgement

David E. Kirkland
Vice Dean of Equity, Belonging, and Community Action

Greetings on Behalf of the School

Jack H. Knott
Dean, Gale and Ira Drukier Chair

One Word

The NYU Steinhardt Class of 2021 in one word

Greetings on Behalf of the University

Andrew Hamilton

Greetings from the Dean's Scholar-in-Residence

Vanessa Williams
Dean's Scholar-in-Residence, 2020–2021

Musical Interlude

Stand For Change
Words and music by Dave Schroeder and Phil Galdston
Choreography by Deborah Damast
Vocal performance led by Ana Flavia Zuim
Performed by students in Dance Education and Vocal Performance programs

The 2021 Dorothy Height Distinguished Alumni Award

Presented by Dean Jack H. Knott
Awarded to Dr. Tarika Barrett

Shout Out

Acknowledging those who supported our graduating students during their academic journey

Student Remarks

Sania Ifan ’21
Media, Culture, and Communication

Shaahida Rita Makeba Samuel ’21
Music and Performing Arts Professions 


Congratulations to the Class of 2021 from the NYU Steinhardt community

Faculty Remarks

Rodney Benson
Chair, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication

A Salute to the Recipients of 2021 Honors and Awards

Presented by Delmy M. Lendof
Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Presentation of the Degree Candidates

Presentation of the 2021 Honors and Awards 

NYU Steinhardt Life

A salute to the Class of 2021


Music by Sam Guyton, "Won't Stop Livin'"

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.