• School Recognition Ceremonies and Receptions

    Individual schools hold recognition ceremonies and receptions on Tuesday, May 16, through Thursday, May 18, before the main university commencement. 

    The 2017 University Commencement will take place on Friday, May 19, at 11:30 a.m. in the Arthur Ashe Stadium, at the  USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, in Flushing Meadows―Corona Park, Queens.

  • Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    Open House Reception

    6:00–7:30 p.m.
    Schwartz Family Commons
    University Center
    63 Fifth Avenue, 2nd floor

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    Student and Faculty Robing

    10:00–11:00 a.m.
    Parish of Calvary-St. Georges
    209 East 16th Street
    7 Rutherford Place 
    (East of Third Avenue between 16th and 17th Streets)

    Ceremony

    11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (Doors open to parents and guests at 10:30 a.m.)
    Parish of Calvary-St. Georges
    7 Rutherford Place
    (East of Third Avenue between 16th and 17th Streets)

    Graduates can receive up to three (3) guest tickets. Students will receive notice when tickets are available. They can be picked up at Lang Academic Advising. In the unlikely event that there are extra tickets available, you can add your name to a wait list. Please contact Shaza Elsheshtawy with the number of extra tickets you are requesting at elshs814@newschool.eduor 212.229.5100 x3385. Graduates who are planning to attend are required to wear caps and gowns.

    For more information, contact Jennifer Riegle at rieglej@newschool.edu or 212.229.5100 x2267.

    Mannes School of Music

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    Ceremony

    11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.  
    The Auditorium at 66 West 12th Street
    Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall

    Open House Reception

    Directly following the ceremony
    Ernst C. Stiefel Auditorium
    Arnhold Hall
    55 West 13th Street, room 400

    For more information, contact manneswelcomedesk@newschool.edu or 212.580.0210 x4800.

    Parsons School of Design

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    Data Visualization (MS), School of Art, Media, and Technology

    Graduation Ceremony: 10:00 a.m.
    Wollman Hall
    65 West 11th Street, 5th floor 

    Design and Technology (BFA), School of Art, Media, and Technology

    Graduation Ceremony: 12:00 p.m.
    Wollman Hall
    65 West 11th Street, 5th floor 

    Design and Technology (MFA), School of Art, Media, and Technology

    Graduation Ceremony: 4:30 p.m.
    John L. Tishman Auditorium
    University Center
    63 Fifth Avenue

    Design and Urban Ecologies (MS), School of Design Strategies

    Student Lineup: 12:30 p.m.     
    Dining Commons
    University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, 2nd floor

    Graduation Ceremony: 1:30 p.m.
    John L. Tishman Auditorium
    University Center
    63 Fifth Avenue

    Graphic Design (AAS), School of Art, Media, and Technology

    Graduation Ceremony: 2:30 p.m.
    Wollman Hall
    65 West 11th Street, 5th floor 

    Integrated Design (BFA), School of Design Strategies

    Student Lineup: 9:00 a.m.      
    Dining Commons
    University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, 2nd floor

    Graduation Ceremony: 10:00 a.m.
    John L. Tishman Auditorium
    University Center
    63 Fifth Avenue

    Strategic Design and Management (BBA), School of Design Strategies

    Student Lineup: 9:00 a.m.
    Dining Commons
    University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, 2nd floor

    Graduation Ceremony: 10:00 a.m.
    John L. Tishman Auditorium
    University Center
    63 Fifth Avenue

    Strategic Design and Management (MS), School of Design Strategies

    Student Lineup: 12:30 p.m.     
    Dining Commons
    University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, 2nd floor

    Graduation Ceremony: 1:30 p.m.
    John L. Tishman Auditorium
    University Center
    63 Fifth Avenue

    Theories of Urban Practice (MA), School of Design Strategies

    Student Lineup: 12:30 p.m.     
    Dining Commons
    University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, 2nd floor

    Graduation Ceremony: 1:30 p.m.
    John L. Tishman Auditorium
    University Center
    63 Fifth Avenue

    Transdisciplinary Design (MFA), School of Design Strategies

    Student Lineup: 12:30 p.m.     
    Dining Commons
    University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, 2nd floor

    Graduation Ceremony: 1:30 p.m.
    John L. Tishman Auditorium
    University Center
    63 Fifth Avenue

    Urban Design (BS), School of Design Strategies

    Student Lineup: 9:00 a.m.
    Dining Commons
    University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, 2nd floor 

    Graduation Ceremony: 10:00 a.m.  
    John L. Tishman Auditorium
    University Center
    63 Fifth Avenue

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    Architectural Design (BFA), School of Constructed Environments

    Student Lineup: 9:00 a.m.
    Dining Commons
    University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, 2nd floor

    Graduation Ceremony: 10:00 a.m.
    John L. Tishman Auditorium
    University Center
    63 Fifth Avenue

    Architecture (MArch), School of Constructed Environments

    Student Lineup: 9:00 a.m.
    Dining Commons
    University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, 2nd floor

    Graduation Ceremony: 10:00 a.m.
    John L. Tishman Auditorium
    University Center
    63 Fifth Avenue

    Communication Design (BFA), School of Art, Media, and Technology

    Graduation Ceremony: 1:30 p.m.
    John L. Tishman Auditorium
    University Center
    63 Fifth Avenue

    Design Studies (MA), School of Art and Design History and Theory

    Graduation Ceremony: 11:00 a.m.
    Theresa Lang Community and Student Center
    55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor

    Fashion Design (AAS), School of Fashion

    Graduation Ceremony: 1:30 p.m.
    First Presbyterian Church
    Fifth Avenue between 11th and 12th Streets

    Fashion Design (BFA), School of Fashion

    Graduation Ceremony: 4:00 p.m.
    First Presbyterian Church
    Fifth Avenue between 11th and 12th Streets

    Fashion Design and Society (MFA), School of Fashion

    Graduation Ceremony: 4:00 p.m.
    First Presbyterian Church
    Fifth Avenue between 11th and 12th Streets

    Fashion Marketing (AAS), School of Fashion

    Graduation Ceremony: 1:30 p.m.
    First Presbyterian Church
    Fifth Avenue between 11th and 12th Streets

    Fashion Studies (MA), School of Art and Design History and Theory

    Graduation Ceremony: 11:00 a.m.
    Theresa Lang Community and Student Center
    55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor

    Fine Arts (BFA), School of Art, Media, and Technology

    Graduation Ceremony: 3:30 p.m.
    Theresa Lang Community and Student Center
    55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor

    History of Design and Curatorial Studies (MA), School of Art and Design History and Theory

    Graduation Ceremony: 11:00 a.m.
    Theresa Lang Community and Student Center
    55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor

    Illustration (BFA), School of Art, Media, and Technology

    Graduation Ceremony: 10:00 a.m.
    The Auditorium
    Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall
    66 West 12th Street

    Industrial Design (MFA), School of Constructed Environments 

    Student Lineup: 9:00 a.m. 
    Dining Commons 
    University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, 2nd floor

    Graduation Ceremony: 10:00 a.m. 
    John L. Tishman Auditorium 
    University Center 
    63 Fifth Avenue

    Interior Design (AAS), School of Constructed Environments

    Student Lineup: 9:00 a.m.
    Dining Commons
    University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, 2nd floor

    Graduation Ceremony: 10:00 a.m.
    John L. Tishman Auditorium
    University Center
    63 Fifth Avenue

    Interior Design (BFA), School of Constructed Environments

    Student Lineup: 9:00 a.m.
    Dining Commons
    University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, 2nd floor

    Graduation Ceremony: 10:00 a.m.
    John L. Tishman Auditorium
    University Center
    63 Fifth Avenue

    Interior Design (MFA), School of Constructed Environments

    Student Lineup: 9:00 a.m.
    Dining Commons
    University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, 2nd floor

    Graduation Ceremony: 10:00 a.m.
    John L. Tishman Auditorium
    University Center
    63 Fifth Avenue

    Lighting Design (MFA), School of Constructed Environments

    Student Lineup: 9:00 a.m.
    Dining Commons
    University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, 2nd floor

    Graduation Ceremony: 10:00 a.m.
    John L. Tishman Auditorium
    University Center
    63 Fifth Avenue

    Lighting Design (MArch/MFA), School of Constructed Environments

    Student Lineup: 9:00 a.m.
    Dining Commons
    University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, 2nd floor

    Graduation Ceremony: 10:00 a.m.
    John L. Tishman Auditorium
    University Center
    63 Fifth Avenue

    Photography (BFA), School of Art, Media, and Technology

    Graduation Ceremony: 12:30 p.m.
    The Auditorium
    Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall
    66 West 12th Street

    Photography (MFA), School of Art, Media, and Technology

    This program will not be offering a school recognition ceremony today, but please join us at the Parsons reception.

    Product Design (BFA), School of Constructed Environments

    Student Lineup: 9:00 a.m.
    Dining Commons
    University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, 2nd floor

    Graduation Ceremony: 10:00 a.m.
    John L. Tishman Auditorium
    University Center
    63 Fifth Avenue

    Open House receptions immediately follow the ceremonies and are held at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 66 Fifth Avenue at 13th Street.

    More Information About Specific Parsons Ceremonies

    If you have questions or need additional information related to a ceremony for a specific Parsons program, contact one of the following staff members:

    School of Art and Design History and Theory

    Contact Savanna Kustra at kustras@newschool.edu or 212.849.2313.

    School of Art, Media, and Technology

    Contact Emily Ross at rosse2@newschool.edu or 212.229.8908 x2925.

    School of Constructed Environments

    Contact Bethany Camarati at bcamarati@newschool.edu or 212.229.8955 x1136.

    School of Design Strategies

    Contact Amy Plummer at plummera@newschool.edu or 212.229.8970 x4869.

    School of Fashion

    Contact Josephine Tirado at tiradoj@newschool.edu or 212.229.8966 x2745.

    School of Drama

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    Student Lineup

    2:30-3:15 p.m.
    66 West 12th Street, basement

    Ceremony

    3:30-5:00 p.m.
    The Auditorium
    Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall
    66 West 12th Street

    Open House Reception

    5:00-6:30 p.m.
    Wollman Hall
    151 Bank Street

    For more information, contact Rachel Christiansen at christir@newschool.edu or 212.229.5859 x2625.

    School of Jazz

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    Ceremony

    8:00-9:15 p.m.
    Theresa Lang Community and Student Center
    Arnhold Hall
    55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor

    Open House Reception

    9:15-10:00 p.m.
    Theresa Lang Community and Student Center
    Arnhold Hall
    55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor

    For more information, contact Jennifer Doerr at doerrj@newschool.edu or 212.229.5896 x4584.

    Schools of Public Engagement

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students

    Caps and gowns are not required.

    Student Lineup
    5:30 p.m.
    Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall
    66 West 12th Street, basement

    Ceremony
    6:30-8:00 p.m.
    The Auditorium
    Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall
    66 West 12th Street

    Open House Reception
    8:00-9:30 p.m.
    Lang Café, Vera List Courtyard, and Wollman Hall
    65 West 11th Street

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    School of Media Studies, Creative Writing Program, and TESOL Program

    Caps and gowns are not required.

    Student Lineup
    9:00 a.m. 
    First Presbyterian Church
    12th Street and Fifth Avenue

    Ceremony
    10:00-11:30 a.m.
    First Presbyterian Church
    12th Street and Fifth Avenue

    Open House Receptions

    School of Media Studies

    12:00-2:00 p.m.  
    Starr Foundation Hall
    University Center 
    63 Fifth Avenue, room UL102 (lower level)

    Creative Writing Program

    12:00-2:00 p.m.
    Wollman Hall 
    65 West 11th Street, 5th floor

    TESOL Program

    12:00-2:00 p.m.      
    University Center
    63 Fifth Avenue, room 700

    Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy

    Tickets will be required for attendance at the Milano ceremony. More information will be forthcoming. Caps and gowns are not required.

    Student Lineup
    3:30 p.m.
    Schwartz Family Commons
    University Center
    63 Fifth Avenue, 2nd floor

    Ceremony
    5:30-7:00 p.m.
    John L. Tishman Auditorium
    University Center
    63 Fifth Avenue

    Open House Reception
    7:00-8:30 p.m.
    Schwartz Family Commons
    University Center
    63 Fifth Avenue, 2nd floor

    For more information, contact Vanessa Reich at reichv@newschool.edu or 212.229.5800 x1102.

    The New School for Social Research

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    Student Lineup

    5:30 p.m.
    Lang Café   
    65 West 11th Street

    Ceremony

    6:30-8:00 p.m.
    The Auditorium
    Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall
    66 West 12th Street

    Open House Reception

    8:00 p.m.
    Lang Café and Vera List Courtyard
    65 West 11th Street

    Graduates can receive up to two (2) guest tickets by emailing nssracademicaffairs@newschool.edu. Caps and gowns are optional. For more information, contact Roberto Montes at montesr@newschool.edu or 212.229.5712 x3001.

    Additional Information

    Schools of Public Engagement

    Tickets: The Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy requires tickets for attendance. More information will be forthcoming. For all other SPE schools, no tickets are required.
    Regalia: None required.

    School of Drama

    Tickets: None required.
    Regalia: None required.

    Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts

    Tickets: Graduates can receive up to three (3) guest tickets. Students will receive notice when tickets are available. They can be picked up at Lang Academic Advising. In the unlikely event that there are extra tickets available, you can add your name to a wait list. Please contact Shaza Elsheshtawy with the number of extra tickets you are requesting at elshs814@newschool.edu or 212.229.5100 x3385.
    Regalia: Lang graduates must wear a cap and gown for the school ceremony.

    Parsons School of Design

    Tickets: None required.
    Regalia: None required.

    Mannes School of Music

    Tickets: None required.
    Regalia: None required.

    The New School for Social Research

    Tickets: Graduates can receive up to two (2) guest tickets by emailing nssracademicaffairs@newschool.edu
    Regalia: Optional

    School of Jazz

    Tickets: None required.
    Regalia: None required.

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