The Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS) Doctoral Convocation is Friday, May 18, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, located at 566 LaGuardia Place, near West 4th Street, just south of Washington Square Park.
All graduates are required to arrive at 9:00 a.m. for check-in, pre-ceremony reception wih faculty, line-up, and processional at Hemmerdinger Hall (Silver Center). We cannot guarantee processional participation for graduates that arrive past 10:15 a.m. (Please note that the pre-ceremony reception is for graduates and participating faculty members only.)
Guests should plan to arrive at Skirball between 9:45 - 10:00 a.m. At 10:00 a.m. the house doors open for guests.
The ceremony starts at 11:00 a.m. with a procession of graduates and the platform party (composed of deans, faculty, and honored students) into the house. The program begins with a welcome from the Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Science, and a representative of the Provost's Office. The opening remarks are followed by the presentation of student awards. The first half of the program closes with remarks from our Distinguished Faculty Speaker, Silver Professor Ada Ferrer.
During the second half of the ceremony, each graduate is recognized by full name and department/program. Graduates will be hooded by a faculty member on the platform party, and each student will be personally congratulated by Dean Phillip Brian Harper.
The ceremony ends at approximately 1:00 p.m. when Dean Harper gives his closing congratulations and the graduates are asked to stand and be recognized as a class one final time. The recessional immediately follows.