• The 2017 University Commencement will take place on Friday, May 19, in the Arthur Ashe Stadium, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, in Flushing Meadows―Corona Park, Queens. The ceremony will begin promptly at 11:30 a.m. and end at approximately 1:30 p.m.

    Immediately following Commencement, The New School will host 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 features 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.  

    A number of food vendors will be on hand selling a wide variety of food choices on-site and will be catering to those with dietary restrictions. In addition to offering those options, we've set up a site where you and your guests can pre-pay for certain meals for pickup immediately after the ceremony. The site will be taking orders until Monday, May 15, and early birds can use the code “congrats” for a 20 percent discount.

    Individual schools will hold recognition ceremonies and receptions on Wednesday, May 17, and Thursday, May 18, before the main university commencement.

    Graduate, guest, and ticket information for Commencement can be found by visiting the webpages listed on the left.

    For other questions, please email commencement@newschool.edu.