GLS Graduation

Baccalaureate Ceremony

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 11 a.m.
Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
566 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY

Graduating students will be recognized by name and required to wear academic attire. Tickets are required; each degree candidate will be provided with tickets for themselves and six guests.

Dean's Champagne Reception

Monday, May 15, 2017 at 6 p.m.
Liberal Studies Office
726 Broadway, New York, NY

Invitations will be emailed to students this spring to RSVP for themselves and their families to the Dean's Reception.

185th All-University Commencement

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 11 a.m.
Yankee Stadium
1 East 161st Street, Bronx, NY

For eligibility, ticketing, and more information about All-University Commencement, visit

Dean's Exception for the 2017 All-University Commencement: As approved by the University's Deans Council, candidates for graduation who have up to two courses outstanding to complete their degree may petition their school dean for eligibility to participate in the All-University Commencement. The two courses must be completed by the end of the summer. Students with extenuating circumstances (for example, international students whose visas expire or who are subject to travel restrictions) will have their situations reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Important Instructions:

  • If you have outstanding coursework, you should not apply for May 2017 graduation. To apply for Summer 2017 graduation, please refer here for instructions.
  • Contact Jonathon White, Associate Dean, Students, at, to obtain a Dean's Exception Form.
  • Because you are a Dean's Exception for Commencement, you cannot order All-University Commencement tickets in advance. Further information regarding ticket distribution will be provided to you once your exception is approved.
  • The Dean's Exception form allows you to request a maximum of 2 guest tickets; limited ticketing only applies to All-University Commencement. Students will receive the full number of guest tickets for the GLS Baccalaureate ceremony.