Q: How do I, or my family and friends watch the ceremony virtually?
A: The Commencement ceremony will be livestreamed from David Geffen Hall. 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 eight* (8) tickets. Please note, graduating students will not need tickets to enter David Geffen Hall. If you need additional tickets, please fill out the Additional Commencement Ticket Form and indicate how many extra tickets you need. The deadline to request additional tickets is Monday, April 17.
*Number of tickets is subject to change due to COVID and ISMMS Infection Prevention restrictions.
Q: My father/mother is a doctor, so can he/she hood me?
A: The institution has decided to not allow graduates to choose their hooder due to a multitude of reasons but mainly because of equity and infection prevention precautions. Graduates will be hooded by a select group of senior leadership for the MD recipients and PhD students will be hooded by their PI.
Q: How long is the ceremony?
A: The ceremony is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Q: Can I take pictures in David Geffen 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 Box Office at David Geffen Hall.
Q: Where is David Geffen Hall?
A: David Geffen Hall is located at 10 Lincoln Center Plz (at W 64th Street).
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 April 17.
Q: Are there any other events happening in addition to the Commencement Ceremony?
A: Yes, the Mount Sinai Achievement Awards Celebration and Dean’s Reception will be held on Wednesday, May 10, 2023, at 4 pm. The Dean’s Reception will be for all graduating MD, PhD, and Dual Degree students and their guests at 583 Park.