Ma'a Salama Itinerary

Ma'a Salama Itinerary

Ma’a Salama is a series of activities and events that take place between the last day of exams and Commencement. These events are designed for you to celebrate your achievements, reflect upon and remember your four years here, and acknowledge the many communities that have supported your experience.

Friday, May 13

May 13, 2022

Senior Walk

Time: 5:15-6pm
Location: Dining Hall (D1)

Staff and faculty join to celebrate the Class of 2022 as the seniors walk across campus in this annual tradition organized by the Student Government and Student Affairs.

Monday to Wednesday, May 23-May 25

May 23 to May 25, 2022

Commencement Attire and Ticket Collection

Time: 10am-6pm
Location: East Forum 

Seniors can pick up their commencement attire and tickets.

*Note: Red Theater tickets can be collected from the Dean of Students Office between 12-2pm.

 

Tickets

Limited tickets will be available for the following attractions via signup. 

  • Qasr al Watan
  • Louvre Museum
  • Vox Movies tickets (TBC)
  • Lunch vouchers on campus 

Additional ideas for activities in Abu Dhabi can be found here. 

Wednesday, May 25

May 25, 2022

Optional: Visit Qasr Al Hosn with Your Ticket!

Time: 10am-3pm
Audience: Seniors and guests

Seniors and their guests are welcome to visit Qasr Al Hosn, a cultural landmark in Abu Dhabi.

*Note: Signup is required.

May 25, 2022

Welcome to the NYU Alumni Community for Seniors (TBC)

Time: 4-6pm
Location: TBC
Audience: Seniors. Staff and faculty are welcome to attend.

Seniors are invited to the celebration hosted for the Class of 2022 and alumni by the Development and Alumni Relations Office (DARO).

Thursday, May 26

May 26, 2022

Optional: Visit the Louvre Abu Dhabi with Your Ticket!

Time: 10am-6pm
Audience: Seniors and guests

Seniors and their guests can explore the Louvre Museum and view diverse art collections traversing different periods and civilizations.

*Note: Signup is required.

May 26, 2022

Seniors High Line Gathering

Time: 7-8pm
Location: The High Line
Audience: Seniors. Staff and faculty are welcome to attend.

Enjoy snacks on the High Line and celebrate your achievement with other graduating students.

May 26, 2022

Senior Roast

Time: 8:30-10:30pm
Audience: Seniors only. 

Seniors are invited to share light-hearted and funny stories about themselves and their peers.

Friday, May 27

May 27, 2022

Senior Families and Friends Reception

Time: 4-6pm
Location: The Arts Center Lobby
Audience: Seniors, guests, faculty advisors, Student Affairs staff.

Student Affairs invites seniors and their families to mix and mingle with Senior Leadership, faculty, and student affairs staff. Seniors are encouraged to invite a faculty member to this event.

May 27, 2022

Senior Open Mic

Time: 7-9:30pm
Location: Marketplace 
Audience: Seniors and guests. Staff and faculty are welcome to attend.
Recommended Dress: Casual 

Seniors and guests share the stage and showcase their talents to their friends and families.

Saturday, May 28

May 28, 2022

Optional: Campus Tour for Families 

Time: 10-11:30am
Location: Campus
Audience: Seniors and guests 
Recommended Dress: Casual

Seniors can show their guests around their favorite spots on campus, as well as academic buildings, dining halls, and The Arts Center. 

*Note: Signup is required.

May 28, 2022

Optional: Lunch Vouchers for Families 

Time: 12-3pm
Audience: Guests only  

Families are welcome to use their lunch vouchers on campus at the Marketplace or Dining Hall (D2). 

*Note: Signup is required.

May 28, 2022

Optional: Shuttle to Dubai for Seniors and Families

Time: 1-8pm
Location: Welcome Center 
Audience: Seniors and guests 
Recommended Dress: Casual 
Transport: Buses depart the Welcome Center at 1pm and leave from Ibn Battuta at 8pm.

Shuttles will be provided for seniors and their guests to take to Ibn Battuta Station in Dubai.

*Note: Signup is required.

May 28, 2022

Optional: Desert Trip for Seniors and Families

Time: 4-9pm
Location: Welcome Center 
Audience: Seniors and guests 
Recommended Dress: Casual 
Transport: Buses depart the Welcome Center at 4pm and leave from the desert at 9pm.

Seniors and their guests watch the sunset from the sand dunes and enjoy exciting activities like sandboarding and camel riding. 

*Note: Signup is required.

Sunday, May 29

May 29, 2022

Mandatory: Commencement Rehearsal

Time: 9:30am-1pm 
Location: Campus Center (C2), Performance Gym 
Audience: Seniors only 
Recommended Dress: Casual 

Seniors rehearse for the Commencement ceremony taking place the following day. 

*Note: This is mandatory for all students participating the next day.

May 29, 2022

Optional: Shuttle for Families to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Time: 11am-2pm
Location: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque 
Audience: Guests only  
Recommended Dress: Casual, mosque appropriate attire
Transport: Shuttle departs the Welcome Center at 11am and departs from the Grand Mosque at 2pm.

An opportunity for guests to explore Abu Dhabi’s beautiful Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque while seniors are at rehearsal. 

*Note: Signup is required.

May 29, 2022

Optional: Lunch Vouchers for Families

Time: 12-3pm
Audience: Guests only  

Families are welcome to use their lunch vouchers on campus at the Marketplace or D2. 

*Note: Signup is required.

May 29, 2022

Optional: Visit Yas Mall and Watch a Movie! (TBC)

Time: 4pm-8pm
Location: Yas Mall 
Audience: Seniors and guests 
Recommended Dress: Casual
Transport: Shuttle departs at 4pm from the Welcome Center and departs from Yas Mall at 8pm.

Seniors and guests can spend the afternoon at Yas Mall and watch a movie of their choice.  

*Note: Signup is required.

Monday, May 30

May 30, 2022

Optional: Shuttle from World Trade Center Mall to Campus

Time: 1:30pm
Location: World Trade Center Mall 
Audience: Guests

Shuttles will be available from the World Trade Center to campus for guests. 

*Note: Signup is required.

May 30, 2022

Mandatory: Class of 2022 Commencement Ceremony

Time: 4-7pm
Location: Campus Center (C2), Performance Gymnasium. Live screening at the Red Theater.
Audience: Seniors and guests 
Recommended Dress: Professional 

Congratulations, Class of 2022, you made it!

May 30, 2022

Mandatory: Attire Return

Time: 7-9pm
Location: East Forum 

Seniors are required to return their attire after the Commencement Ceremony.

Wednesday, June 1

June 1, 2022

Mandatory: Attire Return 

Time: 9am-5pm
Location: East Forum 

Seniors are required to return their attire after the Commencement Ceremony.