Commencement 2017

NYU Abu Dhabi's fourth Commencement will be held on May 24, 2017.

Important DatesEvent
May 11, 2017 (Thursday)Last day of classes
May 18, 2017 (Thursday)Last day of exams
May 19-23, 2017 (Friday-Tuesday)Ma'a Salama program
May 21, 2017 (Sunday)Suggested arrival date for parents/families
May 22-23, 2017 (Monday-Tuesday)Ma'a Salama program for families
May 24, 2017 (Wednesday)Commencement ceremony

Ma’a Salama is a celebration of the Class of 2017 taking place in the week leading up to commencement exercises. This is an opportunity to honor the communities our students have created over their four years and look ahead to the next steps our graduates will take beyond NYU Abu Dhabi.

Ma'a Salama is a collaborative effort between Campus Life and the Student Commencement Committee. For further information, please contact

Highlights from Commencement 2016



You came here from every corner of the globe, but for the last four years this has been your home. Know that it will always be a home for you.

His Excellency Yousef Al Otaiba, Commencement 2016