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Student Speaker

Graduation

As part of the Steinhardt graduation ceremony programs, one graduating senior and one graduating graduate student are selected to speak on behalf of their class. These ceremonies are a formal recognition of the academic achievements and the special contributions graduating students have made to our community.

If you would like to be considered for this special honor, please submit the text of a graduation speech, no later than, Tuesday, February 22, 2022, at 11:59 PM EST No specific format or topic is required. The selection committee is interested in a speech that will resonate with the entire audience - including the graduates in education, health, communication, and the arts, as well as parents, faculty, and staff. The speech may be serious, humorous, personal, or more general, but it may be no more than three minutes long.

Eligibility

Student Speaker candidates must be able to present their speech before the NYU Steinhardt Student Affairs Committee on March 7, 2022 beginning at 10 a.m.

Eligible for September 2021, January 2022, or May 2022 graduation and completing your degree requirements no later than May 2022 with a minimum of a 3.0-grade point average.  Summer 2022 and September 2022 graduates are not eligible.

If you are an undergraduate student, you must be able to attend the Baccalaureate Ceremony on Friday, May 20, 2022, at 10 AM ET, at Radio City Music Hall. 

If you are a graduate student, you must be able to attend the NYU Steinhardt Valedictory Ceremony on Friday, May 20, 2022, at 3 PM ET, at Radio City Music Hall. 

If you are a doctoral student you must be able to attend the NYU Steinhardt Doctoral Convocation on Thursday, May 12, 2022 (Time TBD), at Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.

Submit your speech, by Tuesday, February 22, 2022, by 11:59 PM EST, with your full name, contact information (including your NYU email address and phone number), and student identification number (N#). If you have questions please email Nija M. Leocadio, nija.leocadio@nyu.edu.

A committee will review all eligible applications. Finalists will be contacted and present their speeches before the Student Affairs Committee. The Student Affairs Committee will select and notify the Student Speaker and the Alternate Student Speaker accordingly.

NYU Steinhardt Celebrations

Doctoral Convocation

Doctoral Convocation, Classes of 2020, 2021, and 2022
Thursday, May 12, 2022, at 1 p.m. ET 
Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
561 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10003

Question? Please contact Steinhardt Student Affairs Events via email at steinhardtstudentaffairs.events@nyu.edu

Learn more about the Commencement Vaccination Policy and Public Health Protocols

NYU Steinhardt's 2022 Graduation Ceremonies

Undergraduate and graduate students from the classes of 2022, 2021, and 2020 will celebrate together in one ceremony:
Friday, May 20, 2022, at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. ET (see department times below)
Radio City Music Hall
1260 Sixth Ave, New York, NY 10020

The two undergraduate and graduate ceremonies will be separated by department:

Morning Sessions (10 a.m. ET): 
Administration, Leadership, and Technology
Art and Art Professions
Music and Performing Arts Professions
Occupational Therapy
Teaching and Learning

Afternoon Sessions (3 p.m. ET): 
Applied Psychology 
Applied Statistics, Social Science, and Humanities
Communicative Sciences and Disorders
Media, Culture, and Communication
Nutrition and Food Studies
Physical Therapy

Question? Please contact Steinhardt Student Affairs Events via email at steinhardtstudentaffairs.events@nyu.edu

Learn more about the Commencement Vaccination Policy and Public Health Protocols