Many of our graduates' families are coming to New York from outside the city or, in quite a number of cases, places outside the United States. We strongly suggest that you make your hotel accommodations as early as possible. (NYU Traveler offers hotel discounts in Manhattan and Brooklyn.)
You may reach the Skirball Center by car, subway, cab, bus, or on foot. Go to Skirball's Directions and Parking page for specific transportation information.
The doors to Skirball auditorium will not open for guest seating until 10:00 a.m. (the ceremony begins at 11:00 a.m.). We strongly suggest that guests do not wait in the main lobby any earlier than 9:45 a.m. The space is heavily trafficked and there are no places to sit and relax. While graduates are at the pre-ceremony reception, we suggest that guests explore the NYU area. There are many restaurants and shops just around the corner, and historic Washington Square Park is across the street.
Please be advised that the cafe on Skirball's lower lobby will not be serving food. We recommend that guests eat breakfast prior to their arrival.