NYU Wagner Virtual Graduation 2021


    We are looking forward to celebrating the dedication, hard work, and resiliency it has taken for you to earn your NYU Wagner degree on May 20, 2021. Following public health guidance and that of NYU, we plan to gather virtually for a celebration of the Wagner Class of 2021. We are just starting to plan what this important milestone event will look like. 

    Save the date: Thursday, May 20

Order Cap and Tassel Gift Box

Cap and Tassel Gift Box

To receive your free Commencement gift box containing a cap, 2021 tassel, and other mementos, place an order by Tuesday, April 6 using the unique ordering code, which was sent in an email from All-University Events, commencement@nyu.edu, on Tuesday, March 9, with the subject "Your Commencement Invitation and Gift Box Information." This is a non-transferable, unique, one-time use redemption code. Please do not forward the email or share the code as it is specific to you and your degree type. The box is a gift, so there is no charge for it or for shipping. 

Order Your Gift Box

Orders placed by Tuesday, April 6 should be delivered by May 7. If you miss the April 6 deadline, see the NYU website for additional details.

Academic Attire

We know that many candidates also wish to have their gowns to complete their academic attire.  

While gowns are generally only available for rental, this year we are able to offer keepsake gowns to graduates for purchase (at the same price as the rentals). These gowns are yours to keep. Master’s and doctoral candidates will also have the option to purchase hoods. The gowns and hoods are made of sustainable fabric, woven from 100% post-consumer materials.

Purchase Academic Attire

Order by April 6 for delivery by May 7. If you miss this April 6 date, see the NYU website for additional details.

Please be aware that you are under no obligation to purchase academic attire at this time; it is entirely optional. This academic attire can be worn for photos and during viewing of the virtual 2021 exercises, and then kept and worn at the in-person Commencement ceremony when it is rescheduled. Those who do not purchase gowns at this time will be able to purchase them in advance of the rescheduled Commencement.


All-University Virtual Commencement Celebration

Save the date: A Virtual Commencement will take place on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. The Class of 2021 will be invited to return for an in-person ceremony when public health guidelines permit us to do so. 

More Information

A wide range of events for graduating students will take place during the spring semester, in addition to the All-University Commencement, school ceremonies, and departmental events. Below are some of the events celebrating the Class of 2021.

More Information

NYU Cultural and Identity-Based Graduation Celebrations

NYU Cultural and Identity-Based Graduation Celebrations were established to acknowledge and celebrate the accomplishments of graduating students of color and LGBTQ+ students—undergraduate, graduate, professional studies. The Office of Global Inclusion will share information once available. 

Wagner Alumni Network

Congratulations on your accomplishments, and welcome to the Wagner alumni network. We are thrilled to welcome you to our community of purpose-driven alumni living and working around the globe, contributing to all areas of public service. 

As you prepare to become a member of the alumni community, please know that Wagner is here to provide resources and support as you navigate the opportunities that lie ahead. You can also visit the Alumni Portal for additional ways to stay connected. 



If you're sharing your graduation photos or memories on social media, use #NYUWagnerGrad21 so we can re-post and share your excitement with the NYU Wagner community. 

Plan Your Own Virtual Celebration

  • Invite your friends and family: Send your guests an invitation to save the date and make sure they know when to log onto Zoom, Google Hangouts, or Facetime.
  • Make a playlist: Use a streaming music service to create a playlist of your favorite celebratory songs.
  • Send guests virtual backgrounds: Dreaming of being on the beach, sitting in your favorite café, or walking in the streets of NYC? Download a virtual background to take you there.
  • Toast the occasion: Raise a glass and honor the dedication, hard work, and resiliency it has taken for you to earn your Wagner degree.
  • Share how you're celebrating: Tag NYU Wagner and use #NYUWagnerGrad21 so we can see how you're celebrating!