The Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS) Master's Convocation is Monday, May 20, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. at the Beacon Theatre, located at 2124 Broadway, between West 74th and 75th Street.
All graduates are required to arrive at 2:00 p.m. at the Theatre's side entrance on Amsterdam Avenue and 75th Street. Students must arrive by 2:45 p.m. in order to participate in the ceremony.
Guests should enter through the Theatre's main entrance on Broadway. At 2:00 p.m., the house doors open for guests. Guests must be in their seats by 2:45 p.m.
The ceremony starts at 3:00 p.m., with a procession of the platform party (composed of deans, faculty, and honored students) into the house and onto the stage. The program begins with a welcome from the Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Science. The opening remarks are followed by the presentation of student awards. The first half of the program closes with remarks by our Distinguished Faculty Speaker, Una Chaudhuri.
During the second half of the ceremony, each graduate is recognized by full name and department/program by the Assistant Director of the Master's College. Each student will be hooded by one of the four designated faculty hooders or 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 5:30 p.m., when Dean Harper gives his congratulations and the graduates are asked to stand and be recognized as a class one final time. The recessional immediately follows.