2017 Masters Commencement Ceremony

Friday, May 12, 2017
Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center
1941 Broadway—Between 65th and 66th Streets
New York, NY

1:30 pm:  Graduates must be at Alice Tully Hall with their academic apparel
1:45 pm: Doors open for Special Needs Seating
2:00 pm: Doors open for General Seating
2:00 pm: Platform Party Arrives
2:30 pm: Commencement Ceremony Begins
4:00 pm: Commencement Ceremony Concludes

Cap and gown ordering for students is now available online. You have until March 10, 2017 to place your order.

Orders placed on the website on or before March 10, 2017 will be rented by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai at no cost to you.

To reserve your cap and gown now, click here.

For online ordering instructions, click here.

If you have further questions, please contact Steven Clarke at Herff Jones: 516-223-2572; thegraduateguy@aol.com

Before the ceremony takes place, make sure you watch this hooding video so that you are prepared for what to expect when on the stage.

All graduates (MSBS, MSB, MSCR, MSGC, MSHCDL, and MPH) will be hooded by their Program Director.

Once you are on stage, walk up to your hooder and hand him/her your hood, then turn and face the audience while being hooded. After the hooding, continue to the diploma table, receive your degree, shake hands, and walk off stage to return to your assigned seat.

All graduates will be given up to four (4) guest tickets when they pick up their cap and gown. Please order your tickets by clicking here.

There is the possibility of receiving up to two (2) ADDITIONAL tickets for Alice Tully Hall. If you are interested, please email commencement@mssm.edu with your request. Your name will then be placed on a waiting list to be contacted once the allotted number of tickets has been distributed. The Graduation Ceremony will be livestreamed on campus to the Leo C. Stern Auditorium as well, so that everyone can share in the excitement. Tickets will be required for this venue as well and can be requested at the same time.

Please note that all guests, including infants and children, will need a ticket to enter both Alice Tully Hall and Stern Auditorium.

Here are a couple of hotel suggestions that are located near the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai:

Courtyard by Marriott
410 East 92nd Street (between First and York Avenues)
New York, NY 10128
212-410-6777

The Empire Hotel
44 West 63rd Street
New York, NY 10023
212-265-7400

Any degree candidates who require special accommodations in order to participate in their Commencement Ceremony should contact commencement@mssm.edu.

Students with guests requiring early seating or special needs accommodations for Commencement should email commencement@mssm.edu.

You will need to provide the name of the guest needing special accommodations, one (1) person who will accompany him/her to assist with seating, and a cell phone number for the guest. Please note that Alice Tully Hall selects the areas for special needs seating and that those who enter the Hall for early seating cannot hold seats for others.

For parking information, visit Lincoln Center or call Centercharge at 212-721-6500 (TTY 212-957-1709). Parking reservations may also be made online.

You will be allowed to take photos outside after the ceremony but you MUST return your cap, gown, and hood inside Alice Tully Hall.

  • After the ceremony ends, you will have 20 minutes to take pictures with your guests and return all academic regalia to the Herff Jones drop-off stations inside Alice Tully Hall (outside the auditorium and by the main entrance).
    • You must return your regalia, as you will not be permitted to leave the premises with it. Remember you only have 20 minutes immediately following the ceremony to do this.
    • For example, if the ceremony ends at 12:30 pm, you will have until 12:50 pm to take pictures and return your cap and gown.
  • A professional photographer will be hired by the School to get shots of you being hooded and receiving your diploma on stage.
    • Prints of these professional shots will be available for purchase after the Commencement Ceremony.
    • You will receive further information on how to order prints in late May.

Q: How many tickets does each student get? Can you get extra tickets?
A: All graduates will be given up to four (4) guest tickets when they pick up their cap and gown. Please order your tickets by clicking here.

There is the possibility of receiving up to two (2) ADDITIONAL tickets for Alice Tully Hall. If you are interested, please email commencement@mssm.edu with your request. Your name will then be placed on a waiting list to be contacted once the allotted number of tickets has been distributed. The Graduation Ceremony will be livestreamed on campus to the Leo C. Stern Auditorium as well, so that everyone can share in the excitement. Tickets will be required for this venue as well and can be requested at the same time.

Q: How long is the ceremony?
A: The ceremony is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Q: Can I take pictures in Alice Tully Hall during the ceremony?
A: Yes, you can take pictures during the ceremony.

Q:  Can I leave tickets for family members at the front desk?
A: Yes, you can leave tickets for your family members in a labeled envelope with the attendants at the information window at Alice Tully Hall.

Q: Where is Alice Tully Hall?
A: Alice Tully Hall is located at Lincoln Center, 1941 Broadway—between 65th and 66th Streets.

Q: Will there be discounted parking?
A: There is no discounted parking for Commencement.

Q: Is there reserved seating?
A: There is no reserved seating.

Q: Can children attend the ceremony?
A: Yes, children can attend the ceremony but require a ticket, regardless of age.

Q: Will professional pictures be available to purchase?
A: Several weeks after Commencement, pictures will be available for purchase online.

Q: I need disabled/special seating accommodations, so who can I contact?
A: Students with guests requiring early seating or special needs accommodations for Commencement should email commencement@mssm.edu.

Q: Are there any other events happening in addition to the Commencement Ceremony?
A: Yes, the Mount Sinai Achievement Ceremony and Awards will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at 3 pm. It will be immediately followed by the Dean’s Reception at 5 pm for all graduating students and their guests in the Guggenheim Pavilion Atrium.