• Ticket Information

    Tickets are required for admission to the University Commencement on Friday, May 19, 2017. Graduates who are marching in the university commencement ceremony at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center are allotted four (4) guest tickets. Guest tickets will be mailed to students in one package along with their caps and gowns. The deadline for ordering caps, gowns, and tickets is May 12, 2017. All orders placed after May 5 will require expedited shipping. 

    • All tickets are for general admission; there is no assigned seating.
    • Graduates should distribute tickets to their guests prior to University Commencement.
    • No guest will be admitted to the venue without a ticket.
    • Any guests unable to attend University Commencement will be able to live-stream the ceremony online. Commencement 2017 can be viewed from any location with Internet access via this link.

    Extra Tickets and Waiting List

    If you are a graduate looking for one or two extra tickets, you can submit your name to the waiting list by filling out this form. In the event that extra tickets become available, we will contact you by Monday, April 17.

    Please note that aside from placing your name on the waiting list, you can consult with fellow graduates to see if they have any extra tickets. School recognition ceremonies are another way for more guests to participate in Commencement activities.

    To learn more about your school's recognition ceremony, please visit the School Recognition Ceremonies and Receptions page.

    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.