NYU Abu Dhabi Commencement 2021

Relive our virtual celebration for the Class of 2021
The Class of 2021 gathers in the plaza to take a class photo during Marhaba 2017.

 

Celebrate the Class of 2021

Re-watch NYU Abu Dhabi 2021 Commencement

Relive NYUAD's virtual Commencement on May 22, 2021. This year's Commencement saw President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first elected female president and winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, and Her Excellency Sarah bint Yousef Al Amiri, UAE Minister of State for Advanced Technology offering remarks to the graduating class.

Distinguished Guest Speaker 

Her Excellency Sarah bint Yousef Al Amiri, UAE Minister of State for Advanced Technology.

Keynote Speaker

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first elected female president and winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize.

Vice Chancellor Message

Vice Chancellor Mariët Westermann addressed the Class of 2021 and acknowledged their achievements.

Student Speaker

Literature and Creative Writing major, Malak Abdel-Ghaffar from Egypt. 

Student Welcome

Emirati student and 2021 UAE Rhodes Scholar, Maitha Al Suwaidi.

Pandemic Leadership Award

This inaugural award goes to NYUAD student governments of 2020 and 2021.

NYU Abu Dhabi Class of 2021: A Tribute

The last four years have been quite the journey for the Class of 2021. Hear from your peers about what it's been like for them.

“We are Not Strangers”

Cast of The RealAD Show performing "We are not strangers" through NYUAD Class of 2021's rendition.


Messages from Loved Ones

Watch family, friends, pets, faculty, staff, and loved ones send their best wishes and congratulations to the Class of 2021.


Travel Memories

Seniors from the Class of 2021 reminisce about the countries they visited prior to COVID-19 travel restrictions.

Favorite Memories

Seniors share their favorite Abu Dhabi memories from the past four years.

Looking Back at the Class of 2021

Class of 2021

Discover more about the Class of 2021 and all they have achieved.

Commencement 2021 Social Filters

Show your Violet Pride with a celebratory frame on your Facebook profile, or a grad-themed Zoom background.  

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#myNYUAD
#CongratAGradNYU

       

Digital Party Pack

Print out your commencement digital party pack, and decorate your dorm or home to show your violet pride!

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