2023 Masters Commencement Ceremony

Friday, June 23 at 2:00 pm

Stern Auditorium

1468 Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10029

The 2023 Commencement Ceremony will be in person, with guest speaker, Carlos Del Rio, MD, Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Emory University School of Medicine and Executive Associate Dean for Emory at Grady.  He is also Professor of Global Health in the Department of Global Health and Professor of Epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health.

We understand how important Commencement is for the graduating class. Receiving your degree and walking across the stage—the exclamation point to the end of your experience. Our goal is to ensure that you, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Class of 2023, have a celebratory Commencement Ceremony to share with your friends and family.

The ceremony will be held in Stern Auditorium on Friday, June 23 at 2:00 pm. The ceremony will also be livestreamed, and we will provide you with a viewing link for you to share with your loved ones closer to the ceremony date.

Ceremony Logistics

You have until May 1 to order your cap and gown.

Visit collegegrad.herffjones.com and let us pick up the tab.

Yes, that’s right—your rental is paid for you by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Anyone who misses the May 1 deadline must pay for their order without the guarantee that Herff Jones can fulfill the rental. All regalia questions should be directed to Steven Clarke at Herff Jones: 516-223-2572 or thegraduateguy@aol.com.

You can pick up your regalia on June 6 from 4-7 pm or June 7 from 11 am-2 pm in Stern Auditorium.

All graduates are guaranteed access of up to two* (2) guest tickets. Tickets will be distributed during the regalia pick-up dates in June. If additional tickets become available, we will notify the graduating class as soon as possible.

Please note that all guests, including children, will need a ticket to enter Stern Auditorium.

All event attendees (graduates, students, faculty, guests, etc), must be fully vaccinated and be able to show proof of vaccination. Boosters are strongly recommended but not required.

Please note that all guests, including children 2+, will need a ticket to enter Stern Auditorium.

As part of our commitment to health and safety, we encourage everyone coming to Stern Auditoirum for 2023 Commencement to wear a mask. It is not required but, recommended.

 *Number of tickets is subject to change due to COVID and ISMMS Infection Prevention restrictions.

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 fill out the Special Seating Request Form by June 1.

Please note that those who enter the Hall for early seating cannot hold seats for others.

You will be allowed to take photos after the ceremony, but you MUST return your cap, gown, and hood inside Stern Auditorium.

  • After the ceremony ends, you will be able to take pictures with your guests. You must return all academic regalia to the Herff Jones drop-off stations inside Stern Auditorium. You will not be permitted to leave the premises with any regalia.
  • The School will hire a professional photographer to capture you 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 July 2022.

For ease, we have listed the following hotels with MSHS discounted rates:

Courtyard Marriot—New York Manhattan/Upper East Side
410 East 92nd Street
New York, NY 10128
(212) 410-6777
Discounted rates ranging from $209.00 - $284.00 per night.
Book your hotel stay online

The Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriott Central Park
538 West 58th Street
New York, NY 10019
Discount of 18 percent off room rates.

The Park Lane
36 Central Park South
New York, NY 10019
Discount of 15 percent off room rates.

Q: How do I, or my family and friends watch the ceremony virtually?

A: The Commencement ceremony will be livestreamed from Stern Auditorium. A link will be provided to share with your friends and family a few days before Commencement.

Q: How many tickets does each student get? Can you get extra tickets?

A: Each student will get up to two* (2) tickets. Students do not need tickets to enter Stern Auditorium. Additional tickets are available on a first come basis.

Q: How long is the ceremony?

A: The ceremony is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Q: Can I take pictures in Stern Auditorium during the ceremony?

A: Yes, you can take pictures during the ceremony.

Q: Where is Stern Auditorium?

A: Stern Auditorium is located at 1468 Madison Ave in the Annenberg Building.

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: Children are invited to attend but, children aged 2+ require a ticket.

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; whom can I contact?

A: Students with guests requiring early seating or special needs accommodations for Commencement should fill out the Special Seating Request Form by June 1.

Q: Are there any other events happening in addition to the Commencement Ceremony?

A: Yes, the Mount Sinai Achievement Awards Celebration will be the morning of Commencement on June 23rd at a time TBD. The Dean’s Reception, following Graduation will be for all graduating students and their guests at the Museum of the City of New York at 4:00 PM.