Class of 2023

Relive Commencement 2023

New York University Abu Dhabi 2023 Full Commencement Video

Tenth Commencement Exercises Highlights

Video Tribute to the Class of 2023

10 Years of Graduating Classes at NYUAD


Commencement Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Her Excellency Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak


"Her Excellency Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak is a true environmental champion who has worked tirelessly over many years to preserve biodiversity and make the world a more sustainable place. She is an inspiring leader on climate and role model as the second woman to lead the IUCN in its 72-year history. She was also the youngest person to be appointed to lead an Abu Dhabi Government entity. We are especially delighted that our graduating students will hear her words of wisdom and encouragement at our tenth Commencement and in the UAE’s Year of Sustainability."

--NYU Abu Dhabi Vice Chancellor Mariët Westermann

Student Speakers

Ghaya Mohammed Alshamsi, BS, Class of 2023

Seo-Hee Hong, BA, Class of 2023

Ma’a Salama — a series of activities and events taking place between the last day of exams and Commencement.

The events are designed to celebrate achievements, reflect upon and remember your four years at NYUAD, and acknowledge the many communities that have supported your experience.

Class of 2023 Stories

Read more about students from our graduating class.

Making Art

Moving to Abu Dhabi gives artist Fabiola Chiminazzo opportunities to explore new approaches to her work.

Bend It Like Hamza

Moulay Hamza Kanzi Belghiti found the recipe to balancing his academic pursuits through the power of sports in soccer.

Serving the Community

Ghaya Mohammed Alshamsi believes in giving back to her community and continuing dialogues on the sense of belonging.

Smooth Transitions

Many aspects of practicing parkour are deeply embedded in Zack Tan’s way of living.

Commencement 2023 Social Filters

Show your Violet Pride with celebratory social filters and decorations.

Celebratory effects for Instagram and Facebook


Previous Commencements