Every commencement is important, but this commencement is unlike any other.
To arrive at this academic milestone is truly an accomplishment, and we congratulate you.
We honor and celebrate all that you have already achieved. And we look to the future with great eagerness to see what the class of 2021 will bring to the world.
Missed the 2021 Virtual Commencement livestream? Relive the moment here:
Hosted by Olivia Battle, MFA ’20, and Covi Brannan, BFA ’19, MA ’20
May 14, 2021
11:00 a.m. Pre-show Begins
11:30 a.m. Ceremony Begins
7:00–10:00 p.m. After-Party
Hosted by House of Yes
President Dwight A. McBride congratulates the Class of 2021 and invites graduates and their supporters to the virtual ceremony.
Our interactive virtual gallery spotlights the members of the Class of 2021 through photographs and special facts.
Please join us here on Friday, May 15, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. EDT for a special virtual University Commencement ceremony honoring our 2020 graduates. Pre-show begins at 11:00, with the official ceremony starting promptly at 11:30. Highlights will include remarks from President Dwight A. McBride as well as student performances, student speakers, recognition of our newly minted graduates, and the conferral of degrees. And don’t miss the afterparty (details to come)!
We invite all graduating students to submit their photos for display in our digital gallery. Follow the link below to upload your photo and share your answers to questions about yourself and your New School experience. Please share your photo by Wednesday, May 6, for guaranteed inclusion in the gallery.
Congratulations on joining the New School alumni community! As a graduate of The New School, you are now part of a thriving alumni network that is more than 80,000 strong in over 120 countries around the world. Visit the alumni website to take advantage of benefits, learn about events, sign-up for news, and connect with other alumni.
Now taking orders through The New School's online portal, open until May 15. The New Store's online shop is also open and taking orders for limited edition Class of 2020 merchandise and school related sweatshirts, tees, and tote bags.
While we can’t guarantee that everyone’s order will arrive by May 15, we will make every effort to deliver your cap and gown to you as quickly as possible.
Head on over to The New Store to pick up your school swag, and official Class of 2021 merch including diploma folders, apparel, and memorabilia.