Graduation FAQs

Silver Graduation Ceremony

No, the five tickets allotted to you are for your guests. Your academic attire and Marching Order GradPass will serve as your ticket. Please find more details below.

After the initial ticketing period ends (4/19) and all tickets are claimed out of the initial allotment of 5 tickets per graduate, we will open a random lottery system by which graduates can request additional tickets. Continue to check your NYU email for updates!

We strongly discourage the buying and selling of tickets, however you are welcome to transfer them to a classmate by selecting the tickets on their behalf and sending to them via email.

You can RSVP via Marching Order until April 19, 2023. Check your NYU email for an invitation to register. If you haven’t received it, please email

All guest and graduate accommodation requests are due via your Marching Order registration form on April 9, 2023.

The Silver School of Social Work graduation ceremony will be taking place at the United Palace Theatre (4140 Broadway) on Tuesday, May 16, 2023.

Class of 2023
Graduate Arrival: 11:00am
Guest Arrival: 12:00pm
Ceremony Start: 1:00pm

No, graduates must sit in a graduate seating area, however specific seating is not assigned. Your guests, however, will have assigned seats based on the tickets they receive. Stay tuned for more information on guest ticketing.

Academic attire can be ordered here beginning March 13, 2023.

No, you will receive your diploma separately via mail after your degree has been completed, likely by August 1. On the stage, you will receive a special congratulatory gift from Dean Michael Lindsey.

There are no graduation honors offered at the Silver Graduation Ceremony apart from being noted as a member of Phi Alpha Honor Society in the ceremony program. If you are a Phi Alpha member and wish to purchase graduation regalia, please reach out to

You can find the most up-to-date information on All-University Commencement here.

United Palace Venue Details

Graduates will arrive for 11:00am, and guests will arrive for 12:00pm. Guests with special accommodations will be invited to arrive 15 minutes before the designated guest arrival time.

The venue is located at 4140 Broadway, New York, NY in Washington Heights. Check out transportation, parking information, and directions here.

Masks will be optional. Stay tuned for more details.

Grad Alley is an annual outdoor celebration, held the night before Commencement (Tuesday 5/16 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM), to mark the accomplishments of the graduating class. Join your fellow graduates for entertainment, games, and refreshments in this street fair on West Fourth Street and the surrounding area. Learn more about Grad Alley here.