• Ticket Information

    Tickets are required for admission to the University Commencement on Friday, May 23. Graduating students who are marching in the ceremony receive 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

    Graduating students can pick up their tickets at the same time and place they pick up their caps and gowns.

    Pick Up Location

    Monday, May 19, 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 the extra tickets can be made available to those on the waiting list.
    • Students who do not pick up their tickets by 7:00 p.m. on May 21 will forfeit their tickets.

    Waiting List for Extra Tickets

    Commencement is a popular event that generally fills to capacity. The few extra tickets that may become available are distributed via a waiting list. To add your name to the list, log in to your New School Gmail account and go to the waiting list form.

    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.