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May 22, 2015

Students Today, Alumni Forever… Welcome, Class of 2015

On a quintessential spring day in New York City, Violet replaced pin stripes at Yankee Stadium as the NYU community gathered to celebrate the Class of 2015. The 183rd all-University Commencement was an especially momentous occasion for John Sexton, who was presiding over his final commencement ceremony as NYU president.



Spot the Decal, Get a Deal, Share the Glory

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The NYU Alumni Association is proud to announce a new NYU alumni discount program with local New York City businesses. Starting this month, keep your eyes peeled for a decal in the window of your favorite shops, indicating an exclusive discount is available when you show your NYU Alumni Card.


The Archivist’s Angle

“Be a Bust in the Hall of Fame”

By Deborah Shapiro (GSAS ’16)

Students walking outside the Hall of Fame, 1955.

Did you know that every Hall of Fame in existence traces its name back to NYU? That’s right—the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and even the Cockroach Hall of Fame in Plano, TX, all descend from the Hall of Fame for Great Americans on NYU’s University Heights campus, the brainchild of NYU chancellor Henry Mitchell MacCracken. 



NYU Alumni Magazine

Image of HBO's Girls stars and Golden Girls stars crowded around a table together, engaged in conversation.

The spring 2015 issue of the NYU Alumni Magazine is online, featuring NYU’s president-designate, Andrew Hamilton; the future of public transportation; the state of comedy television; and much more.

Read the new issue online...


Cheers to You!

Alumni, join us for gatherings in NYC, across the United States, and around the world to celebrate the Class of 2015 and to welcome them to the NYU Alumni Association. New grads, network with fellow alumni and build your NYU community wherever you are in the world! Register now!


Unleashing Ambition

A mother and daughter embrace.

“I always remember that people like my mother and those who awarded me my scholarship are counting on me to succeed.”– Nana Apraku (STERN ’18)

Learn how you can help students like Nana...


Class of 2015

Two 2015 graduate head shots.

Just two days ago, more than 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students became the newest NYU alumni. Though their years as students were brief, they will be forever Violet: now lifelong members of the global NYU community—nearly half-a-million strong. As they celebrate this achievement and embark on the next steps in their careers and studies, here are a few members of the NYU Class of 2015.


Board Profile

Heather Cannady (CAS ’04), Vice President

Headshot of Heather Cannady (CAS '04), NYUAA Board of Trustees, Vice President

As a student at NYU’s College of Arts and Science, Heather Cannady (CAS ’04) was a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholar and helped spearhead the New York Anti-Hunger League, eventually becoming the group’s president. Since graduating magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in history and politics, Cannady has continued to be an actively and extensively involved member of the NYU community. 



NYU Alumni and Parents Day 2015

There’s no place like home! Save the date: You're invited to the Washington Square campus for NYU Alumni and Parents Day on Saturday, October 24. Celebrate your NYU memories with former classmates, friends, and fellow alumni. The full day of events includes exciting programs, a luncheon with your school's dean, and a cocktail party with a stunning view of Washington Square Park. More details will be available soon.


NYU to Napa

Shot of a beautiful Napa Valley vineyard

Join fellow NYU alumni on this once in a lifetime opportunity to visit some of the finest wineries in the Napa Valley. Explore vineyard estates, enjoy breathtaking panoramic views, and sample wine varietals offered by the region. Whether you are a novice or a wine connoisseur, you will discover something new on this once-in-a-lifetime NYU experience. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!


Recent NYU Alumni Events

Events for NYU alumni take place almost every day at locations in the New York City metro area, across the US, and around the world.  Check out photos from recent events on our Flickr page.


NYU Trivia

At which one of these iconic New York City locations has NYU Commencement NOT been held: Madison Square Garden, Union Square, Yankee Stadium, Washington Square Park, or Radio City Music Hall?

Send your answer to for a chance to win a limited edition NYU vintage-themed t-shirt!

Congratulations to Jessica Colaizzi (CAS ’13), winner of last month’s raffle. The correct answer: WNYU aired its first radio broadcast in 1921.

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Stay Connected with NYU Wasserman Center!

The NYU Wasserman Center provides alumni with continued (free) access to career development resources and services. Please visit the NYU Wasserman Center alumni page to learn more about the alumni career program and eligibility, and be sure to join fellow alumni for upcoming career development events sponsored by the NYU Wasserman Center and the Office of Alumni Relations—more information on the NYU Alumni Events webpage. Please contact with any questions related to the Alumni Career Program at NYU.


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