Graduates should arrive at Madison Square Garden no later than 9:45 a.m. for robing and line-up. Use the main entrance at Seventh Avenue and 32nd Street and follow the signs for student robing and line up.
Please be prepared to comply with the following MSG security protocols:
Please note: Because belongings cannot be left in the robing area, we recommend bringing only your cap and gown and essential personal items you can carry with you during the ceremony. The ceremony will begin promptly at 11:00 a.m. and end at approximately 1:00 p.m. Immediately following the ceremony, graduates and guests can meet in the in the mall area of Madison Square Garden at Seventh Avenue and 33rd Street.
Madison Square Garden is located on Seventh Avenue between 31st and 33rd Streets. Situated atop Penn Station, it is accessible by many rails, subway and bus lines. MSG’s website has information about arriving by public transportation as well as driving directions and nearby parking options.
Students who have special needs should contact Tom McDonald in the Student Disability Services Office
at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.229.5900 x3656 at least three weeks before the ceremony to
discuss the layout of the commencement space. Madison Square Garden is wheelchair accessible, and two sign-language interpreters will be present.
Students planning to attend commencement must order caps and gowns from www.herffjones.com/college/graduation. Order by April 1 to ensure delivery.
Pick up caps, gowns, and tickets: Monday, May 19, through Wednesday, May 2112:00-7:00 p.m. 66 West 12th Street, room 510
Personalized announcements can be ordered from www.herffjones.com/college/graduation. Announcements are delivered approximately two weeks after the order date.
For information about Commencement tickets please visit the tickets page.
Diplomas are not distributed at commencement, but are mailed to the address indicated on the graduation petition approximately three months after the ceremony. This allows for a final audit following the submission of spring grades to confirm that all graduation requirements have been met.
The New School's commitment to environmental responsibility extends to Commencement.
The New School joins hundreds of other higher education institutions in the annual Graduation Pledge. Graduates who wish to publicly demonstrate a commitment to social-environmental improvement wear a green tassel on their caps at the Commencement ceremony.
Learn more about The New School's commitment to sustainability and how you can help.
Share your tweets, photos and videos on social media using the official commencement hashtag.