• The 2017 University Commencement took place on Friday, May 19, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., in the Arthur Ashe Stadium, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, in Flushing Meadows―Corona Park, Queens.

    Immediately following Commencement, The New School hosted a celebratory festival featuring a performance by the band Moon Hooch, a Brooklyn-based brass-and-drum trio whose members attended The New School, and Arta Jekabsone, Jazz ’17, the winner of the prestigious Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition. The festival also featured an interactive arts activation, a pop-up shop of New School–themed swag from The New Store, T-shirt and gown printing by the Making Center, local food trucks, a GIF photo booth, and games, crafts, and face painting.     
    Individual schools held recognition ceremonies and receptions on Wednesday, May 17, and Thursday, May 18, before the main university commencement.

    Please email commencement@newschool.edu with any questions.