All About Graduation

April 2009

20-25 Senior Week

25      Senior Formal, 8 pm-1 am, New York Hilton

27      Strawberries & Champagne Toast to the Class of 2009, 6-8 pm, Kimmel Center, Rosenthal Pavilion, 10th Fl.

MAY 2009

8        Doctoral Convocation, 3 pm, The Skirball Center for Performing Arts

11      Baccalaureate Ceremony, 11:30 am, Radio City Music Hall

11      Valedictory Celebration, 3:30 pm, Radio City Music Hall

12      Grad Alley, a Commencement eve celebration, 5-8 pm, on and around the Square

13      177th All-University Commencement Exercises*, 11 am, Yankee Stadium (See below)

On Wednesday, May 13th, the NYU community will join together to celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2009 in the new Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. The Stadium is the new home to the 26-time World Series Champion New York Yankees.

With banners flying and wearing their purple caps and gowns, the Class of 2009 will make history as it enters the new Yankee Stadium for New York University’s 177th Commencement Exercises. Visit or call 998 4166 for a full schedule of activities.

Questions about Commencement? Go to

Graduation Application

September, January, or May

Students must inform the Office of the University Registrar/Degree Audit and Graduation Services of their expected graduation date through Torchtone, 212 995 4747. The graduation application periods are:

Conferral of Degrees Graduation Application Period

May 2009 Apply between 10/06/08 – 01/30/09

September 2009 Apply between 02/03/09 – 06/05/09

For more information, visit

Graduation Ceremonies

NYU Steinhardt will honor the undergraduate Class of 2009 at its Baccalaureate Ceremony, the master’s and advanced certificate Class of 2009 at its Valedictory Celebration, and the doctoral Class of 2009 at its hooding ceremony; see calendar below. These events are by invitation only and tickets are required for degree candidates and guests. Questions about the Baccalaureate Ceremony, Valedictory Celebration, or the Doctoral Convocation? Go to or call 998 5065

Teacher Certification

If you are graduating in May and have not yet registered for the required New York State Certification Examinations, now is the time to do so. Please visit Not sure which exams to register for? Contact Mark J. Perez, Steinhardt Certification Officer for the Steinhardt School at 212 998 5033, or your department’s certification liaison.

Graduating Seniors 2008-2009

Visit for all the information you need for graduation.

Getting Ready

Download your Graduate Student Checklist for Master’s and 6th Year Certificate candidates. Visit to download your copy.

Congratulations Class of 2009!

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