Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I get my cap and gown?
Graduates and degree candidates participating in the ceremonies are required to wear academic attire. Graduates can wear the same cap and gown for both NYU Wagner Convocation and NYU Commencement. Please note the master’s gown and undergraduate gown are not identical. Academic attire can be acquired from Herff Jones. For more information regarding attire visit Academic Attire site.

Contact Herff Jones with any cap and gown order issues or questions.
Phone: 1-855-221-0812

What color hood should I order?
For detailed  information regarding colors visit History, Regalia, and Program, scroll down and click on “colors”. When ordering attire on the Herff Jones site, graduates do not need to select their hood color. You’ll just need to select your program.

  • Urban Planning: Blue Violet

  • MPA/EMPA/EMPS: Peacock Blue

I am a dual-degree student. Can I attend both ceremonies?
Dual-degree students are eligible to attend both of the individual school ceremonies and NYU Commencement. Students must be eligible and apply for graduation separately at both schools and apply for tickets separately from both schools.

Do I and my guests need tickets for Convocation and Commencement? How do I obtain them?
Guest Tickets for NYU Wagner Convocation can be requested online beginning mid-March. Eligible graduates can request up to four (4) guest tickets and apply for waitlist tickets. 

How do I apply for graduation?
Students must apply for graduation via Albert.

I am finishing classes over the summer. Can I apply to walk this May?
Please email to complete the process of applying for a Dean's Exception. You will be directed back to the rest of this Convocation Tickets form once you have completed the necessary steps.

At Convocation, will there be accessible seating for guests in wheelchairs or with mobility limitations?
Yes. Please indicate on the Ticket Request Form if you need ADA accessibility for your guest(s).

Which side does my tassel go on?
Since all students have received a previous degree, the tassel should be on your left. 

How do I order copies of my graduation photograph that was taken at the Convocation ceremony? 
As a courtesy, professional photographs will be taken of each graduate and mailed to his/her permanent address approximately two weeks after graduation.

When do I receive my diploma?
Approximately 8 weeks after graduation, your diploma will be mailed to your permanent address listed in NYU Albert. Or you can choose to have it mailed to a different address by updating your Diploma Options page in NYU Albert before your conferral date.

Will Convocation be live streamed?
Yes, the ceremony will be live streamed and recorded. We will share the link on the graduation homepage the week of May 13.