• Ticket Information

    Tickets are required for admission to the University Commencement on Friday, May 20. Graduates who are marching in the university commencement ceremony at the Javits Center can request up to three tickets for guests when ordering their caps and gowns. The deadline for ordering tickets is April 17.

    • All tickets are for general admission (no assigned seating).
    • Graduates should distribute their tickets to their guests before Commencement.
    • No guest will be admitted to the venue without a ticket.
    • Any guests unable to attend the university commencement ceremony itself will be able to Livestream the ceremony online at .

    For information on tickets for the school ceremonies, visit Additional Information on the School Recognition Ceremonies and Receptions webpage.

    Ticket Pickup

    Students who were not able to pick up their tickets during the Graduation Fair can now pick up their tickets on the following dates and times: 

    Monday-Thursday, May 2-5, 2016
    10:00 a.m.–12:00 noon or 2:00–5:00 p.m. 
    72 Fifth Avenue, 4th floor

    The last day to pick up tickets is Thursday, May 5. 
    Tickets will not be available after this date, so if you have any problems meeting this deadline, please email

    Commencement tickets that were requested by ordering a cap and gown can be picked up at the Graduation Fair on Tuesday–Wednesday, April 26–27, 2016, from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the University Center, Starr Foundation Hall, 63 Fifth Avenue, room UL102 (lower level).

    Extra Guest Tickets

    Commencement is a popular event that generally fills to capacity. At the moment, we are not able to determine whether there will be extra tickets for the university commencement ceremony, but we encourage students to complete the waitlist form.
    Please note: You must have your cap and gown order form number in order to complete this request.

    Statement on Sale and Misuse of Commencement Tickets

    The New School prohibits the sale or purchase of Commencement tickets and the posting of advertisements offering tickets for sale or requesting tickets for purchase. The New School also prohibits the duplication of tickets as well as the production and use of counterfeit tickets.

    Any student who The New School has reason to believe is selling tickets, has purchased tickets, or has posted an advertisement selling or offering to buy tickets or who is found to have produced or attempted to use a duplicated or counterfeit ticket will be subject to sanction by the university. Penalties may include denial of permission to participate in Commencement. Any guest found to be using such tickets will be refused admission to the ceremony.