NYU Wagner Graduation

NYU Wagner Celebrates the Classes of 2020 and 2021

We are looking forward to celebrating the dedication, hard work, and resiliency it has taken for you to earn your NYU Wagner degree. The Wagner Classes of 2020 and 2021 will be honored at the convocation ceremony on Tuesday, May 24. 

Last Updated: May 18, 2022


All graduates must arrive at New York City Center no later than 2:00pm ET on Tuesday, May 24. It is vital that you arrive promptly by 2:00pm ET.

All graduates must come dressed in their cap and gown, which you should have received by mail. All graduates and their guests must wear a well-fitted mask throughout the event.


All members of the Classes of 2020 and 2021 received an email noting the number of guest tickets they are allotted for Convocation on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at New York City Center. You (the graduate) do not need a ticket. Your cap and gown is considered your ticket.

You will receive your tickets via mail.


  • All members of the NYU community, including NYU Wagner Convocation and NYU Commencement attendees, are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 . All guests must be able to produce proof of compliance if requested. You are fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving a one-dose vaccine or both doses of a two-dose vaccine, approved by the US Food and Drug Administration or the World Health Organization. Medical or religious exemptions are not allowed.
  • Children under 5 will not be admitted.


  • Members of the Classes of 2020 and 2021 and their guests must show proof of vaccination in the form of a NY State Excelsior Pass, Health Pass by CLEAR or your physical, original vaccination card or a photo. Medical or religious exemptions are not allowed.

  • Children under the age of 17 will be required to show proof of vaccination. Children under the age of 17 will not be required to present a photo ID, as long as they are accompanied by parents or guardians with valid photo ID.


  • All attendees must wear a well-fitted mask for the duration of the event. 
  • Please note: CDC guidelines state that bandanas, gaiters, or masks with vents/valves are not approved masks. If you do not have an approved mask, we will provide one for you.


New York City Center Health Policies

Learn More: City Center Health Policies

NYU All-University Commencement Health Policies

Learn More: Commencement Health Policies


In addition to NYU's All-University Commencement, NYU's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service holds a separate convocation ceremony at New York City Center to honor our graduates. In celebration of the Classes of 2020 and 2021, we will host a joint convocation on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.

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Questions? Visit the FAQs page or email wagner.convocation@nyu.edu.

Email NYU Wagner

Looking for Class of 2022?

Visit our webpage for the Class of 2022.

Info for Class of 2022


NYU Commencement Classes of 2020 and 2021
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Yankee Stadium
1 E 161st St, Bronx, NY

Doors open: 4:00pm
Ceremony begins: 6:00pm
Ceremony ends: 7:30pm

NYU Wagner Convocation Classes of 2020 and 2021
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
New York City Center
131 W 55th St., New York, NY 10019

Doors open: 3:00pm
Convocation begins: 4:00pm
Convocation ends: 6:00pm

Academic Attire

Graduates and degree candidates who wish to participate in NYU Commencement and NYU Wagner Convocation are required to wear academic attire. Graduates can wear the same cap and gown for both ceremonies. 

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Tag your graduation photos or memories on Instagram and Twitter by using #NYUWagnerGrad so we can re-post and share your excitement with the NYU Wagner community.


In addition to NYU's All-University Commencement, NYU Wagner holds a separate convocation

  1. Receive your invitation for NYU Wagner Convocation via email. (Monday, March 21, 2022)
  2. Register online for Convocation and request guest tickets. (Monday, March 21, 2022 to Friday, April 8, 2022)
  3. Record your name via NameCoach for the Classes of 2020 and 2021. (Monday, March 21, 2022  to Friday, April 8, 2022)
  4. Register online for NYU All-University Commencement and request tickets by Friday, May 6, to attend Commencement at Yankee Stadium. See NYU's Commencement page for more information on deadlines and pickup. 
  5. Order Academic Attire. (Monday, March 21, 2022 through Friday, April 8, 2022).
  6. Receive your NYU Wagner Convocation tickets via mail.
  7. Receive your Academic Attire via mail. (Order online by Friday, April 8, 2022. Late orders will incure additional charges.)
  8. Attend NYU All-University Commencement on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at Yankee Stadium.
  9. Attend NYU Wagner Convocation at the New York City Center on Tuesday, May 24 for the Classes of 2020 and 2021.