Commencement Ceremony

On May 28, 2017, NYU Shanghai will honor the graduating class of 2017 at the university’s inaugural Commencement Exercises. All graduates will walk across the commencement stage at the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center and receive their diplomas from the Chancellor. It will be a once-in-a-lifetime event in the lives of graduates and parents alike – an experience not to be missed.


How to Attend the Ceremony

Entrance tickets are required for both graduating students and their guests. All tickets are complimentary and are ordered by students in November.

Your graduate will be invited to collect their guest tickets on campus from Wednesday, May 17 at the Student Life Office in 110 from 10am to 5pm. Tickets will not be mailed.

Please note that children under the age of 7 will not be allowed in the Hall. All guests MUST have a ticket.

For directions to the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, accessibility and seating information, see our Venue page.


Watch the Event Online

Family members and friends who cannot attend the ceremony may watch live via webcast on this website. 

The event will also be streamed live in the Academic Building, which families with children are welcome to attend. 


Commencement Day Schedule

1.20 PM - doors open at Shanghai Oriental Arts Center

1.50 PM - doors close at Shanghai Oriental Arts Center

2 PM - Ceremony starts

3 PM - Conferral of degrees

4.20 PM - Ceremony ends

5 PM - Photo time at Academic Building


Please note that guest access to Academic Building will be restricted on graduation day:

8AM - 5PM. ONLY STUDENTS (unless issued with a pass to watch live screening)

5PM - 9PM. Must present Family Pass.