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.

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: Students can sign up on a first-come-first-served basis for up to two Red Theater tickets using this link. Your Red Theater tickets will then be collected from the Dean of Students Office May 24-25, between 11am-2pm.

Wednesday, May 25

May 25, 2022

Optional: Visit Qasr Al Hosn or Qasr Al Watan with Your Ticket!

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

Seniors and up to two guests are welcome to visit Qasr Al Hosn or Qasr Al Watan, cultural landmarks in Abu Dhabi.

*Note: Signup is required on this form. Students can choose between Qasr Al Watan, Qasr Al Hosn, and the Louvre. Your activity tickets can be collected from the Dean of Students Office May 24-25, between 11am-2pm.

May 25, 2022

Welcome to the NYU Alumni Community for Seniors

Time: 4-6pm
Location: The Arts Center Lobby
Audience: Seniors and alumni. Staff and faculty are welcome to attend. 

Seniors are invited to the gathering hosted for the Class of 2022 and alumni by the Development and Alumni Relations Office (DARO). Guests will hear from NYUAD leadership about how to become involved with NYUAD and NYU as an alumnus across the globe. NYU has an alumni community of 600,000 strong — learn how to get plugged in!

May 25, 2022

Senior Throwback

Time: 9-11pm
Location: Conference Center (A6), room 007
Audience: Seniors only

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

 

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. 

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. Students can choose between Qasr Al Watan, Qasr Al Hosn, and the Louvre.

May 26, 2022

Seniors High Line Gathering

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

Come for snacks on the High Line and connect with other graduating students.

Friday, May 27

May 27, 2022

Senior Family 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.

Saturday, May 28

May 28, 2022

Optional: Campus Tour for Families and Friends

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 and Friends

Audience: Guests only  

Students can sign up for lunch vouchers for up to two of their guests. Guests are welcome to use their lunch vouchers on campus at the Marketplace, the Library Cafe, D1, or D2.

*Note: Signup is required.

May 28, 2022

Optional: Shuttle to Dubai for Seniors and Family and Friends

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 up to two of their guests to take to Ibn Battuta Station in Dubai.

*Note: Signup is required. Students can choose between the Dubai shuttle and the desert trip.

May 28, 2022

Optional: Desert Trip for Seniors and Family and Friends

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 experience activities like sandboarding and camel riding.

*Note: Signup is required. Students can choose between the Dubai shuttle and the desert trip.

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 Guests 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 Family and Friends

Audience: Guests only  

Students can sign up for lunch vouchers for up to two of their guests. Guests are welcome to use their lunch vouchers on campus at the Marketplace, the Library Cafe, D1, or D2.

*Note: Signup is required.

May 29, 2022

Optional: Visit Yas Mall and Watch a Movie!

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 up to two of their 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: 1pm
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.