The Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS) Master's Convocation is Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. at the Beacon Theatre, located at 2124 Broadway, between 74th and 75th Street.
All graduates are required to arrive at 11:00 a.m. at the Theatre's side entrance on Amsterdam Avenue and 75th Street. Students must arrive by 11:45 a.m. in order to participate in the ceremony.
Guests should enter through the Theatre's main entrance on Broadway. At 11:00 a.m., the house doors open for guests. Guests must be in their seats by 11:45 a.m.
The ceremony starts at 12:00 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, Michael John Williams.
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 2:30 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.