• Ticket Information

    Tickets are required for admission to the University Commencement on Friday, May 23. Graduating students who are marching in the ceremony receive up to three tickets. All tickets are for general admission. Graduates should distribute their tickets to their guests in advance of Commencement.

    For information on tickets for the divisional ceremonies, visit Frequently Asked Questions on the divisional ceremonies webpage.

    Ticket Pick Up

    New Date: Tuesday, May 20, through Wednesday, May 21
    12:00-7:00 p.m.
    66 West 12th Street, room 510 (Map)

    • Have your photo ID with you when you pick up your tickets.
    • If you cannot pick up your tickets yourself, please provide your representative with a signed letter from you authorizing him or her to do so. Your representative must be prepared to present a photo ID.
    • Students who do not need all three of their tickets should let our staff know at pick-up, so that extra tickets can be redistributed. 
    • Students who do not pick up their tickets by 7:00 p.m. on May 21 will forfeit their tickets.

    Wait List

    Given the high demand for tickets this year there are no additional tickets to distribute. 

    Commencement to be Live-Streamed

    Commencement 2014 will be live-streamed and broadcast at the new state-of-the-art Tishman Auditorium in the University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue at 13th Street. We are pleased to be able to offer this off-site experience for guests who are unable to attend the ceremony at Madison Square Garden. Live-stream viewers will see a high-quality broadcast of the processional, speeches, and conferral of degrees as they occur at Madison Square Garden. The live-stream viewing begins at 11:00 a.m. and ends at approximately 1:00 p.m. Doors to Tishman Auditorium open at 10:30 a.m. Reservations are required for admission to the live-stream, and early reservations are advised. RSVP here.

    Note: The live-stream can also be viewed from any location with internet access.

    For more information, write to

    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.