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Commencement Ceremony

Einstein's 66th commencement ceremony will be held at the David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center on Thursday, May 23, 2024, at 3:00 p.m.


Einstein is committed to ensuring that Commencement Week Activities are accessible to all graduates, family, and friends. If you or your guests need accommodations for the ceremony, please contact the student life office.

Important Dates

Please review “Important Dates,” also covered below, and plan accordingly.

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Exit Interviews

March 4th to 8th, 2024

Class of 2024 Portraits - Glass Cafe

Commemorate your graduation with a formal portrait! Portrait sessions for the class of 2024 take place on campus with the average appointment lasting 15 minutes.

Please check your email for the appointment link to schedule your time slot.

Friday, March 15, 2024, at 11:30 a.m.

Match Day — Central Courtyard

Match Day is the prelude to commencement season and an exciting day in your medical career. Please check your Einstein email for the RSVP link.

Monday, April 1, 2024, by 12 midnight

Deadline to Request Commencement Ceremony Tickets

All students will be given up to eight (8) complimentary commencement guest tickets. You must submit your Application for Graduation in order to request your guest tickets. Please complete and submit your Application for Graduation by Monday, April 1, 2024.

Thursday, May 16, 2024, at 10:00 a.m.

Commencement Rehearsal – Robbins Auditorium

If you plan to participate in the commencement ceremony, we recommend that you attend rehearsal. The office of student life will review arrival instructions for David Geffen Hall, how to wear your regalia, where to line up, how to be robed during the commencement exercises, and much more. Please adjust your schedules accordingly to ensure you can attend.

Distribution of Cap, Gown, Hood(s), Certificate of Appreciation, Tickets, & Yearbook

When you check in for commencement rehearsal via the Glass Café, you will be able to pick up your cap, gown, hood(s), certificate of appreciation, tickets, and yearbook. Can’t attend? Please contact the office of student life to make other arrangements.

Thursday, May 16, 2024, at Noon

Alumni Commencement Luncheon

Join your fellow graduates and the office of alumni relations and development for a special commencement luncheon in Lubin Dining Hall.

Class Photo and Group Portraits

Following commencement rehearsal, you will don your academic attire for a traditional class photo along the rock ledge outside of Robbins Auditorium, below the Glass Café. To schedule group portraits, one person within your group will need to book an appointment online. Group portraits are limited to 8 people. Please come camera-ready!

Thursday May 16, 2024, at 7:00 p.m.

M.D. Class of 2024 Toast and Reception – Greentree Country Club

Tonight, will be the celebration you have been waiting for—your Graduation Toast and Reception! You and a guest are cordially invited to a fabulous evening! Roundtrip transportation will be provided.

Please ensure that you review your Canvas class page and/or your Einstein email for the RSVP link.

Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at Noon

Ph.D. Convocation Ceremony – Robbins Auditorium

The Ph.D. convocation ceremony, for candidates in Einstein’s graduate program, honors the accomplishments of Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. students from the College of Medicine and the faculty mentors who have guided you through your challenging journey.

Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at 5:00 p.m.

M.D. Student Awards Ceremony – Robbins Auditorium

This event recognizes fourth-year medical students across multiple disciplines and areas of study. Please watch for further details. Please ensure that you review your Canvas class page and/or your Einstein email for the RSVP link.

Wednesday May 22, 2024, at 7:00 p.m.

Ph.D. Graduate Reception – Villa Barone Manor

Each spring the graduate program hosts this celebration honoring our graduating Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. students. Ticket information will be sent to your email on file in early spring.

Please ensure that you review your Canvas class page and/or your Einstein email for the RSVP link.

Thursday, May 23, 2024, at 3:00 p.m.

Commencement Exercises – David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center

Today’s your big day! Be sure to arrive on time—by no later than 1:45 p.m.—to check in with your respective program, don your attire, and line up to march. Your “ticket” to gain entry at David Geffen Hall will be your cap, gown, and hood(s), so please bring those with you!