Graduates should arrive at the Javits Center no later than 1:15 p.m. for robing and line-up. The ceremony will begin promptly at 2:30 p.m. and end at approximately 4:30 p.m. Immediately following the ceremony, graduates and guests can meet in the plaza area outside the Javits Center.
Enter the Javits Center North at 39th Street and Eleventh Avenue and follow the signs for robing and line-up.
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 Javits Center is located at 40th Street and Eleventh Avenue. The Javits Center's website has detailed driving directions including nearby parking options, as well as information about arrival by public transportation.
Students who use wheelchairs or have limited mobility must contact Tom McDonald in the Student Disability 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. Students with other types
of disabilities, including vision and hearing-based impairments, should
contact Tom McDonald as well to discuss any special needs.
Personalized announcements may be ordered online at www.herffjones.com/college/graduation. Please be advised that personalized announcements will be delivered approximately two weeks after the order date.
Students planning to attend commencement must order their cap and gown directly at www.herffjones.com/college/graduation by April 1. Caps, gowns, and tickets for students from all divisions including Mannes will be distributed at 66 West 12th Street, room 510, Monday, May 20, through Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 12:00 - 7:00 p.m. You must pick up your cap and gown during one of these scheduled times prior to the ceremony.
You must bring a photo ID when you pick up your cap and gown. Please be prepared to pay $55 in cash when you receive your gown. If you must send someone else to pick up your cap and gown for you, please provide your representative with a signed letter from you authorizing him or her to do so. The person must be prepared to present his or her photo ID and make payment.
For information about Commencement tickets please visit the tickets page.
Diplomas will not be distributed at
commencement. After grades are received and entered and a final
evaluation is performed, diplomas will be ordered for students who have
met all degree requirements. The Registrar's Office will mail your
diploma as soon as it is available, approximately three months after
Commencement, to the address indicated on the graduation petition.
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.